Arranmore Lighthouse, County Donegal, Ireland
I’ve always been fascinated by these amazing steps which are hand carved directly into the cliff face. There are 151 in total, carved around 1798 to aid in the delivery of oil which were initially used as fuel to keep the lighthouse flame lit.
This oil was carried by shoulder! up these steep & slippery steps in wooden barrels to the lighthouse above. I was barely able to scale them with my camera bag let alone with a giant barrel of oil! Since the electric bulb was introduced, these steps aided the lighthouse crew to access their rescue boats in the cove below.