|Built late in the C19th n the site of an earlier beacon, the Baltimore Beacon marks the one of the hidden entrances to Baltimore Harbour; the other is marked by the lighthouse on Sherkin Island.|
On the island I visited Ed Harper at his remote goat farm. An engaging character, Ed came to Clear Island over thirty years ago from his native Manchester to establish his goat farm. A master of caprine husbandry of which he is a willing teacher, Ed is passionate about goats. He is also a collector and performer of folk songs. Since he was three years old, Ed has been totally blind which, for me, makes his story extraordinary.