Mullet Peninsula Wartime Tour
A world in turmoil
A routine weather report submitted by Blacksod post office clerk Maureen Flavin Sweeney, intercepted by Eisenhower, lead to the decision to delay D-Day and changed the course of the war… and the course of world history.
Hear the harrowing tale of Blackrock Lighthouse, the only place in County Mayo to become a target of the Luftwaffe, as aerial gunfire rained down on the island and destroyed the lantern, panes and roof and resulted in the death of a young Irishman.
Learn about Operation Green, the code name given to Hitlers plan to invade Ireland on their way to Britain. Plan Green identified the Mullet Peninsula as an area of military interest. Was Operation Green a genuine threat or an attempt to confuse and redirect defensive forces?
Our Neutrality at Stake
Be Aware: Blacksod is a fully operational lighthouse which also functions as a forward refuelling station for search and rescue teams and occasionally visits may be interrupted and the building commandeered. On such rare occasions, refunds will be issued.
Groups / Schools: to accommodate groups or to enquire about our tours for educational settings, please contact visitblacksodlighthouse.ie or call 097 85727
Immerse yourself in history on a guided tour of Blacksod Lighthouse!
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