as it would look like with the dome replaced.
Swords, 26th October 2005
FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL STILL HOPING THAT LIGHTHOUSE AT BALBRIGGAN
HARBOUR CAN BE RESTORED
Local T.D. and Green Party Leader, Trevor
Sargent, has once again sought the restoration of the lighthouse
at Balbriggan Harbour which has been without a lantern since 1960.
Fingal County Council has stated that it still wishes to see the
lighthouse restored, but added that “unfortunately the F.Á.S.
scheme at Bremore Castle is not yet at a stage where additional
project work can be taken and therefore no commitment at this
stage can be given as to when the lighthouse can be given detailed
This is how the Lighthouse should look
In response Deputy Sargent said that he would welcome contact
from any other authority or person who could provide the necessary
resources to have the lighthouse restored, given that Fingal County
Council was interested in seeing the restoration carried out but,
unfortunately, due to lack of resources was not in a position
to do this work immediately.
Information: Trevor Sargent, T.D.
Office: 890 0360 Mobile: 087 2547836 Home:
841 2371 or Email email@example.com
| If there is one thing about the town that
people say to us at B.net, it's "Can the top of the lighthouse
not be put back". If FCC would like to see this happen and
it's money that's the problem, surely, out there, there are some
very wealthy Balbrigganers, at home or abroad whom singularly or
collectively could come up with the finance. If you feel you can
help restore the second oldest working Lighthouse in Ireland, please
contact us here. firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name and address
and we'll pass the petition on to Local representatives or email
Trevor direct at the above address.
Lighthouse, without the dome, Is like having a house that
isn't a home.
Like the old town clock with only one hand, Or our wonderful
beach, without any sand.
To us who have reached that certain age, When they stole
our dome, it sent us in a rage.
Whatever were the old town fathers about, For they let the
dome go without a shout?
Lets start a campaign to have it restored, For if are together,
we can't be ignored, We should rekindle the light, starting
today, And rebuild the dome, without any delay.