1936 rescue of Daunt Rock Lightship by RNLB Mary Stanford is one of most famous rescues in history of Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), largest charity for saving lives at sea around coasts of UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, and Isle of Man.
Oil painting by Bernard Finnigan Gribble (1872-1962) depicts rescue of last two of six-men crew on February 11: RNLB crew, away from station for 79 hours and at sea for 49, only had three hours of sleep during their daring, successful rescue!
Ballycotton Lifeboat and Daunt Rock Lightship; 1936 oil painting selected as 1974 commemorative stamp for RNLI's 150th anniversary: Bernard Finnigan Gribble, Free Art License (FAL), via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DauntRescueGribble.png
Skellig Michael beehive cells built ca. 6th-8th centuries CE as monastic endeavor lasting until 12th or 13th century; abandoned due to climate and Irish church changes; community relocated to nearby mainland abbey on Iveragh Peninsula at Ballinskelligs
Skellig Michael (Irish: Sceilig Mhichíl) served as a filming location, with scenes shot July 28-30, 2014, for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (release date: December 18, 2015).
Skellig Michael, also known as Great Skellig (Irish: Sceilig Mhór), off southwest Ireland coast; Monday, May 3, 2010, 07:55: Towel401, CC BY SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Skellig_hives.jpg
Hook Lighthouse, Ireland's oldest operating lighthouse, seems to have a hidden room that extrudes from exterior but for which no access, external or internal, has been discovered.
Hook Head headland, County Wexford, South East Ireland: Phil Armitage, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lighthouse_HookHead_CtyWexford_IRE.jpg
Roche's Point was last stop for RMS Titanic, as Olympic class ocean liner, built in Belfast, picked up passengers boated from Cobh (then Queenstown).
Rationing food between supply boat visits and isolation of offshore sites were not experienced by light keepers and their families on mainland sites such as Roche's Point Lighthouse.
Cobh and Youghal Area, County Cork, South West Ireland; Monday, August 1, 2005, 06:29: Peter Newbold, CC BY SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lighthouse_from_the_Swansea-_Cork_ferry_-_geograph.org.uk_-_71761.jpg
Baily Lighthouse's proximity to Dublin made it a popular assignment for light keepers.
With Ireland's General Lighthouse Authority, Commissioners of Irish Lights (Coimisinéirí Soilse na hÉireann ), based in Dublin County, the Baily was logical training assignment for Supernumerary Assistant Keepers (SAK), first step into lighthouse service.
helicopter approach for Baily Lighthouse, southeastern Howth Head peninsula, northeast of Dublin; Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, 16:06: Paul O'Donnell, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Baily_Lighthouse.jpg