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Rosses Point

Rosses Point is a village in County Sligo, Ireland and also the name of the surrounding peninsula.Rosses Point is at the entrance to Sligo Harbour from Sligo Bay with Oyster island being the long thin landmass notable when entering the village from Sligo town and Inishmulclohy (or Coney Island) being the second and larger island that is encountered.History and Places of InterestLighthousesMetal Man LighthouseThe Metal Man lighthouse, a 3.7 metre (12 ft) high guardian statue placed offshore at the point by local seafarers in 1821 is maintained by the Commissioners of Irish Lights.Oyster Island LighthouseThe freestanding 12m Oyster Island Lighthouse is prominently visible at the end west end of Oyster Island from the R291 road into Rosses Point.Lower Rosses LighthouseThe Lower Rosses Light is a 8m high square structure on wooden staves to guide boats down the Needles Channel to Drumcliff bay. Originally build in 1908 it is now solar powered. It can be seen at the northern end of the Rosses Point peninsular.Waiting on Shore MonumentThe "Waiting on Shore" monument, appropriately situated near the RNLI lifeboat station, depicts a woman holding her arms out to sea. A plate at the base includes the following: Lost at sea, lost at sea Or in the evening tide We loved you, we miss you May God with you abide. Spanish ShipwrecksIn 1985 at Streedagh Strand, north of Rosses Point, marine archeologists uncovered the wrecks of three ships of the Spanish Armada, La Lavia, La Juliana, and Santa Maria de Vison, which a storm drove onto this coast in September 1588.
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