Please Keep Our Coasts Clean

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The pictures on this sign were provided by pupils of Killaghtee National School.

The pictures include several amazing sites of historical interest that can be found on St John's Point, as well as animals and flowers.

It can be found next to the cattle grid as you enter Trabane Beach (White Beach), also known as Coral Beach or even St. John's Point Beach.

Location: 54.5811, -8.4401

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"The Lookout".

 

The WW2 Lookout Post, renovated by DCL in 2020/21.

One of 83 across Ireland established by the Marine and Coastwatching Service.

 

54.5701, -8.4545

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"Breac".

 

Breac is an Irish word layered with meaning.

 

Primarily, it is the word for trout or speckled – like the flecks of color on a trout's back.

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The Lighthouse.

 

Came into operation in 1831. Originally it ran on paraffin, then acetylene. Now the lamps are battery powered, recharged from the mains.

54.5693, -8.4597

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"Portán" (Crabs).

Remember, left rubbish can seriously injure wildlife on land and sea.

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WW2 Eire Sign.

 

Made in 1943, to go with the Lookout Post. It was clearly visible from the sky, aiding navigation for pilots.

Renovated in 2019 by DCL and local volunteers.

54.5679, -8.4615

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"Let's Clean This Place Up"

Rón (Seals) can also be seen in the area.

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"McSwyne's".

A castle built in the early 1400s.

 

This was the seat of the McSwynes, a Galloglass Clan (Irish speaking mercenaries from Scotland).

54.6188, -8.3803

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"Raghán" and "Bairneach".

 

Rabhán (Thrift), also known as sea thrift or sea pink,

Bairneach is the Irish for Limpet or Barnacle.

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"Deilf"

 

Dolphins are a regular sight in South Donegal.

The Irish for these marvelous creatures is Deilf.

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"Recycle"

 

Bó (Cows) and Faoileán (Seagulls) both make their homes on the Point.

This makes it even more important to take your rubbish with you.