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Lighthouses of Ireland photographer and tour leader John Eagle

Lighthouse photographer living on the Wild Atlantic Way Beara Peninsula in South West Cork. Author of 2 lighthouse books spent over 20 years flying around Ireland's coastline taking pictures of lighthouses and local scenery including maritime views. I regularly give slide shows of my work at which I sign copies of my Collins Press book which was reprinted in 2013, the 2010 print having sold out. I also conduct workshops to show how to compose better pictures and give guided walks in Beara to show what inspires me to do my oil paintings

Ireland's Lighthouses A Photo Essay by John Eagle.......An Eagle's View of Irish Lighthouses

'Eagle's photography is so precise you can almost hear the pounding surf' Jennifer Henderson, Picture Postcard Collector magazine

I was going up in helicopters to take aerial pictures of Irish lighthouses long before other photographers. I was the first to make postcards of Irish lighthouses, going on dozens of helicopter flights and boat trips. I did it because it was great fun

Artist workshop Skellig Michael
Walk Beara Workshops for Artists Lighthouse Slide Shows

Each year I conduct tours round the Irish coast visiting the lighthouses up close and personal, like the Hook above left and Skellig Michael on the Southern Lighthouse Tour. We stay in lighthouses for part of the time, go on visits inside them and take boat trips to view the offshore ones like Fastnet, Inisheer, Little Samphire Island , Bull Rock, Eagle Island. If I can't get you in them I can get you up close to them. I have been running these tours since 2009 and since then I have collected lots of comments. I also have an Irish Lighthouse News page

your enjoyment is my pleasure ..John Eagle


All my lighthouse photographs including the Fastnet (above) and my landscapes (below) are available as exhibition quality prints made to exhibition standard. When enlarged you can see lots of tiny details


stormy, idyllic, romantic Ireland Latest and best pictures

Greeting cards

Greeting cards of my oil paintings. Blank inside for lots of scribbling. Supplied with envelope in a cellophane wrapper at €2.95 each and orders over €10 are shipping free



Construction photography

Construction sites and building projects

I am a registered Irish artist, and have shown my work in Dublin, Cork, Dungarvan, Kenmare, Beara and Massachusetts.

My oil paintings are inspired by the mountains and coast line of the Beara Peninsula. I live full time here. I paint from memories I have, usually times gone by when men rowed their boats and farmers gathered their hay with pitchforks

John Eagle Art

I was the first person to make a postcard of every lighthouse on the Irish coastline like the mega selling 3A Fastnet card (centre below)

Galley Head Rockabill Lighthouse Fastnet Ardnakinna ILV Granuaile

If you are collecting my Irish Lighthouse Series postcard set, or would like to purchase some of my lighthouse postcards then this is the place where you will find them. Please click here

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Lighthouse Dedicated site


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John Eagle Photography,

Eyeries, Beara, Co. Cork. 027 74275