Shopping Cart

No products in the cart.

“Strabane Broadcast Tower” – Ireland’s Tallest Structure


Strabane, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Share your love


Strabane, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Last night I eventually got the chance to capture this 100% full moon scene. I attempted it last month but failed due to the moon dipping behind clouds at last minute! This was another tricky composition to pre-calculate using astro/moon alignment apps to find the exact spot to stand at the exact time. Then the camera & lens all on tripod had to be composed, focused & pre-set with the exact manual settings. After all this it became a nervous waiting game while I stood in hope with my fingers crossed 

When the moon perfectly aligned to the broadcast tower there was mere seconds to run left or right, recompose & capture the moon with the tower exactly in the middle of the frame. Any error at all & this moment would have been missed! If I failed on this attempt it may have taken months (weather permitting) to wait on another opportunity. Thankfully on this month’s attempt my research & pre-planning was spot on 

Constructed in 1963 this television broadcast tower stands 1,002 ft high, which today still the record for the tallest structure in all of Ireland! Located a few miles from my home it is respected by the folk in Strabane & surrounding areas. If you live in our town & are returning home from a trip, this broadcast tower is always the first thing you see from a great distance on your return. It may be an old iron reception tower to the onlooking stranger but to us it’s a landmark icon of our little town of Strabane. TV mast

Additional information

Size Options

12"x8" Print, 18"x12" Print, 24"x16" Print, 30″x20″ Print, 36″x24″ Print, 8"x6" Ivory Single Mounted, 16"x12" Ivory Double Mounted, 18"x12" Premium Canvas, 24"x16" Premium Canvas, 30"x20" Premium Canvas, 36"x24" Premium Canvas, 48"x32" Premium Canvas, 60"x40" Premium Canvas, 12"x8" Metal Printed Panel, 18"x12" Metal Printed Panel, 24"x16" Metal Printed Panel, 30"x20" Metal Printed Panel, 36"x24" Metal Printed Panel