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Published on December 4th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer

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Book Release – Ireland’s Guiding Lights

Cork-based aerial photographer Dennis Horgan has just published his latest book “Ireland’s Guiding Lights” which is a collection of aerial images of lighthouses around the island of Ireland. The photography took almost a year with Horgan using fixed-wing aircraft from Atlantic Flight Training Academy Cork and Waterford airports, National Flight Centre at Weston Airport and Air Surveys operating from Abbeyshrule Aerodrome in Longford.

Dennis travelled the entire coastline of the island of Ireland over a two-year period capturing stunning aerial images of Lighthouses from the iconic Fastnet Rock off West Cork to St. John’s Point in Co. Down. The photographs are accompanied by anecdotes/stories by former Irish Lights Keeper Gerald Butler who served for many years on Fastnet Rock and Galley Head Lighthouses. There is also a foreword written by Kieran Crowley, Chairman of Irish Lights. The book was produced in partnership with Astra Construction Services Ltd. and supported by Atlantic Flight Training Academy and Doyle Shipping Group.

The book is published in hardback by Red Stripe Press and is available online  – www.dennishorgan.ie or from bookshops nationwide – Price €24.99.

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About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.



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