Haulbowline Lights up Commemorating Rescue 116 Crew

This evening Haulbowline lighthouse, at the entrance of Carlingford Lough, will be lit in a moving symbolic act of remembrance for crew of Rescue 116, who tragically lost their lives earlier this year.

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The impressive Haulbowline lighthouse a shinning light on Carlingford Lough (Credit Kilkeel Coastguard )

Newry Maritime Association along with Irish Lights will be illuminating the inland quadrant of lighthouse tonight and every night from 21.30 – 00.30 until September 1st.

To open the commemorative illumination tonight there will also be live music, a prayer service and weather permitting R116 will be doing a fly by.

Last year the lighthouse was lit up in a similar act to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the SS Connemara and the SS Retriever.


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