Roger O’Reilly, one of Ireland’s most prolific illustrators and storyboard artists has had his debut book Lighthouses of Ireland shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards.
For Roger, who grew up near the pilot lights marking the entrance to the Boyne Estuary in County Meath while the light of Rockabill lighthouse off the Skerries coast illuminated the southeast horizon at night, the reassuring glow of these beacons has remained with him since he was a small boy and two years ago he undertook a journey criss-crossing the country to capture these sentinels in dramatic portraits.
Gathered in this extraordinary collection of over 80 individual illustrations, each beloved landmark each has a wealth of insightful stories and practical information. This Illustrated celebration of the lighthouses dotted along our shores will be treasured by landlubbers and mariners alike who finds comfort, intrigue and excitement in these beautiful structures.
The An Post Irish book awards will take place on November 27th.