Built in 1873 by the Office of Public Works, the Coastguard Station located at the entrance to Ballisodare Bay was originally used to accommodate four boatmen, one officer and their families.
Primarily envisaged as a military establishment, the station with its stone watchtower was built with thick walls and the location was chosen because of the naturally occurring strip of beach which allowed easy access to the bay.
The 1901 census recorded a total of 24...
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