This chart features the eastern section of the Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal that faces Magilligan Point, Co. Derry. Between the two coasts is Lough Foyle which is the estuary of the River Foyle and lies between the two counties. It is a large shallow sea lough and contains extensive intertidal areas of mudflats and sandflats.

Magilligan Point is home to a Martello Tower which is a well-known landmark and lies within Magilligan Point Nature Reserve at the tip of Northern Ireland’s largest sand dune system. The ever changing tides and storm events constantly change the profile of the beach, dunes and shape of the ‘Point’ itself.

Across the lough from Magilligan Point is the village of Greencastle which is a commercial fishing port. Greencastle’s name comes from the castle in the area built in 1305. There is also a Martello Fort here.

The colouring of the chart is the distinctive Admiralty chart colouring. An obeche frame with a cream mount on a marine blue background finishes the piece.

Specification

  • Location: Lough Foyle, Northern Ireland
  • Chart: Admiralty, UKHO, colour
  • Surround lighting: N.A.
  • Frame: Obeche, 600*500mm