Today we feature an interesting black and white composition of "Lookout Post Number 80" by Ronan McLaughlin. Located on the Donegal coastline, Ronan comments:
"In the uncertain early days of the Second World War the Irish government sought to take action to protect the neutrality it had declared in September 1939. It was decided that a series of lookout posts ""LOPs"" would be built at strategic points along the Irish coastline to monitor belligerent activity at sea. The LOPs were manned by coast watchers and the institution they formed was named the Coast Watching Service.
This was Lookout post Number 80. Taken under the light of a full moon."
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- Mark Sheils
Founder, Picture Ireland