For obvious reasons, no cars crowding this modern photo either - and a nice connection with our Marconi Wireless Room from a few weeks ago!
Taken by photographer, Arthur Spears, who noted:
The Tower is known as a Lloyds Watching Station, built in 1805. The Marconi Station (where the men are standing in the original photograph) is now in ruins. The third structure on the extreme left of the photograph is an Irish Army 'Look Out Post'. LOPs were built during World War II during the 'Emergency' .
I think that graffiti on the Marconi Station (in the middle) is declaring the undying love of Fergal and Maureen...
You can compare this view of Malin Head with its companion photo taken approximately 100 years earlier as part of the Lawrence Photographic Project 1990/1991, where one thousand photographs from the Lawrence Collection in the National Library of Ireland were replicated a hundred years later by a team of volunteer photographers, thereby creating a record of the changing face of the selected locations all over Ireland.
For further information on the Lawrence Photographic Project, read all about it on our NLI Blog.
Date: Saturday, 11 August 1990 at 18:20 (weather conditions - raining / cloudy / dull)
NLI Ref.: LPP_1A/22