This week's Friday photo is Fastnet Rock lighthouse, off the coast of County Cork. It's also known as Ireland's Teardrop because it was the last sight people emigrating to America and Canada would see.
It consists of 89 courses of stone, the
first of which were laid in June 1899 by James Kavanagh (who probably
wasn't related to my grandmother Cavanaugh). After laying ALL 2074
stones himself, he completed the work in June, 1903. Then, his work
finally done, he went ashore, complaining of sickness, and died in July.
Befitting an Irish teardrop story.
Have a grand weekend!