Gerald Butler ~The Lightkeeper
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A third generation lighthouse Keeper on both sides. Gerald Butler joined the Commissioners of Irish Lights in 1969. He spent most of his career as an assistant Keeper on Bull Rock, Fastnet Rock, the Old Head of Kinsale and Mizen Head lighthouses. During his 21 years of service he also served on Dún Laoghaire East Pier, Roche's Point, Power Head, Wicklow Head, Tuskar Rock, Hook Point, Ballycotton Island, Skellig Michael, Inishtearaght, Eeragh, Eagle Island, Blackrock Mayo, Arranmore, Fanad Head, Rockabill, Roancarrig and The Bailey lighthouses

Galley Head

Born in Castletownbere, today he lives in Rathbarry near Clonakilty in West Cork. He is the Attendant Keeper at Galley Head lighthouse (above)

The Lightkeeper

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