Great Samphire Island is a small rock in Tralee Bay around which is built the harbour and port of Fenit. In 1851 a lighthouse was built on the little Samphire island, with the addition of a large bronze sculpture of Saint Brendan in 2004. This island has been utilised as part of the port development and its name of ‘Great Samphire Island’ appears to refer to the height when compared to its much flatter twin Little Samphire Island. ‘Samphire’ is a small flowering plant used in cookery and lends its name to the twin islands in the bay. Slightly isolated, the lighthouse watches over the village harbour and attracts thousands of visitors every year who come to learn about the operation and history of the lighthouse.
About the Prints
Súileir original prints are printed on premium stock acid-free Canson Lustre paper and mounted with Larson Juhl acid-free archival mount board. They are mounted with a bevelled mount and carefully framed with handcrafted solid wood bevelled frames. All our wooden frames use wood sourced from sustainable forests. Many of our prints are digitally signed and embossed with our signature seal.
To keep your print as safe as possible, we use high-quality clear perspex glazing on our shipped framed prints. On our click-and-collect prints, we use 2mm clear float glass. All our unframed prints are sent flat, with bevelled mount, backing board and print sleeve. All framed and unframed prints are wrapped in tissue paper with a branded card and carefully placed in cardboard boxes with our branded stamp and labels, making our prints an ideal gift.
About the Photographer
Charlotte Griffin is a photography enthusiast based in Co.Kerry. Her love for the sea, sunsets, and the outdoors naturally makes it way into most of her images.