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Featured Lighthouses - Ireland

This is a list of lighthouses in Ireland, that have been selected because they are still in use, are historically interesting or are of interest to photographers. This list will grow over time as others are identified. One definition of a lighthouse, that we are not sticking totally to, is that a lighthouse is a building that a person can get into now or historically, that contains a light for shipping. We don't intend to add every single light.

We have a Lighthouse Map of Ireland   showing all the lighthouses on this page with hyperlinks to location guides for the lighthouse. Lighthouses with a yellow background below, are shown with a red square, the remaining with yellow squares.

Where the name in the first column is hyperlinked this links to one of our Location pages with more information and over time more of these will be added. We would be delighted if some of you would like to also produce location pages. Those in the list with a yellow band, are those that are open to visitors. Items with a symbol are still being worked on to add detailed histories, and extend information.

Star rating is just a quick guide to which are perhaps the most interesting.

This list is in two halves, the first table lists all the lights run by the Commissioners of Irish Lights, and then a separate list of all others, both lists are in alphabetical order.

Codes: CIL = Commissioners of Irish lights  Marinas = Marinas  = still being worked on

Maintained by Commissioners of Irish Lights

Lighthouse

 Star

In use now

 County

 NGR

 Links

 Notes

Achillbeg Lighthouse

 

 

Mayo

 Maps

CIL

Wikipedia

 

Angus Rock Lighthouse

 

 Yes

Down

 Maps

CIL

Marinas

 

Aranmore Lighthouse

 

 

Donegal

 Maps

CIL

 

Ardnakinna Lighthouse

 

 

Kerry

 Maps

CIL

 

Baily Lighthouse

 

 

Dublin

 Maps

CIL

Wikipedia

 

Ballagh Rocks Lighthouse

 

 

Donegal

 Maps

CIL

 

Ballinacourty Point Lighthouse

 

 

Waterford

 Maps

CIL

 

Ballycotton Lighthouse

 

 

Cork

 Maps

CIL 

Wikipedia

 

Blackhead Antrim Lighthouse

 

 Yes

Antrim

J485935

CIL

Marinas

 

Blackhead Clare Lighthouse

 

 

Clare

 Maps

CIL

 

Blackrock Mayo Lighthouse

 

 

Mayo

 Maps

CIL

 

Blackrock Sligo Lighthouse

 

 

Sligo

 Maps

CIL

 

Blacksod Lighthouse

 

 

Mayo

 Maps

CIL

 

Broadhaven Lighthouse

 

 

Mayo

 Maps

CIL

 

Bull Rock Lighthouse

 

 

Kerry

 Maps

CIL

 

Buncrana Lighthouse

 

 

Donegal

 Maps

CIL

 

Cashla Bay Lighthouse

 

 

Galway

 Maps

CIL

 

Castletown Directional Light

 

 

Kerry

 Maps

CIL

 

Chaine Tower Lighthouse

 

 Yes

Antrim

 D414029

CIL

Wikipedia

 

Charlesfort Lighthouse

 

 

Cork

 Maps

CIL

 

Copper Point Lighthouse

 

 

Cork

 Maps

CIL

 

Corlis Point Front Leading Light

 

 

Clare

 Maps

CIL

 

Corlis Point Rear Leading Light

 

 

Clare

 Maps

CIL

 

Cromwell Point Lighthouse

 

 

Kerry

 Maps

CIL

 

Crookhaven Lighthouse

 

 

Cork

 Maps

CIL   

Wikipedia

 

Donaghadee Lighthouse

 

 Yes

Down

 J594802

CIL   

Wikipedia

Marinas

 

Dun Laoghaire East Lighthouse

 

 

Dublin

 Maps

CIL

 

Dun Laoghaire West Lighthouse

 

 

Dublin

 Maps

CIL

 

Dundalk Lighthouse

 

 

Louth

 Maps

CIL

 

Dunmore East Lighthouse

 

 

Waterford

 Maps

CIL   

Wikipedia

 

Dunree Lighthouse

 

 

Donegal

 Maps

CIL

 

Eagle Island Lighthouse

 

 

Mayo

 Maps

CIL   

Wikipedia

 

Eeragh Lighthouse

 

 

Galway

 Maps

CIL

 

Fanad Head Lighthouse

 

 

Donegal

 Maps

CIL   

Wikipedia

 

Fastnet Lighthouse

 

 

Cork

 Maps

CIL   

Wikipedia

 

Ferris Point Lighthouse

 

 No

Antrim

 D415025

 

 

Galley Head Lighthouse

 

 

Cork

 Maps

CIL 

Wikipedia

Holiday Property with the Irish Landmark Trust 

Green Island Lighthouse

 

 

Down

 Maps

CIL

 

Haulbowline Lighthouse

 

 

Down

 Maps

CIL

 

Hook Head Lighthouse

 

 

Wexford

 Maps

CIL 

Wikipedia

 Open

Howth Lighthouse

 

 

Dublin

 Maps

CIL

 

Inisheer Lighthouse

 

 

Clare

 Maps

CIL 

Wikipedia

 

Inishgort Lighthouse

 

 

Mayo

 Maps

CIL

 

Inishowen Lighthouse

 

 

Donegal

 Maps

CIL

 

Inishtearaght Lighthouse

 

 

Kerry

 Maps

CIL 

Wikipedia

 

Inishtrahull Lighthouse

 

 

Donegal

 Maps

CIL  Wikipedia

 

Kilcredaun Head Lighthouse

 

 

Clare

 Maps

CIL

 

Kish Lighthouse

 

 

Dublin

 Maps

 CIL 

Wikipedia

 

Little Samphire Island Lighthouse

 

 

Kerry

 Maps

CIL

 

Loophead Lighthouse

 

 

Clare

 Maps

CIL

Holiday Property with the Irish Landmark Trust

Lower Rosses Point Lighthouse

 

 

Sligo

 Maps

CIL

 

Maidens Lighthouse

 

 

Antrim

 Maps

CIL 

Wikipedia

 

Metal Man (Sligo) Lighthouse

 

 

Sligo

 Maps

CIL 

Wikipedia

 

Mew Island Lighthouse

 

 

Down

 J602861

CIL

 

Mine Head Lighthouse

 

 

Waterford

 Maps

CIL

 

Mizen Head Lighthouse

 

 

Cork

 Maps

CIL 

Wikipedia

Open

Muglins Lighthouse

 

 

Dublin

 Maps

CIL

 

Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse

 

 

Cork

 Maps

CIL 

Wikipedia

 

Oyster Island Lighthouse

 

 

Sligo

 Maps

CIL

 

Rathlin East Lighthouse

 

 

Antrim

 Maps

CIL

 

Rathlin O'Birne Lighthouse

 

 

Donegal

 Maps

CIL

 

Rathlin West Lighthouse

 

 

Antrim

D093517

CIL

 

Roancarrig Lighthouse

 

 

Cork

 Maps

CIL

 

Roches Point Lighthouse

 

 

Cork

 Maps

CIL

 

Rockabill Lighthouse

 

 

Dublin

 Maps

CIL

 

Rotten Island Lighthouse

 

 

Donegal

 Maps

CIL

 

Rue Point Lighthouse

 

 

Antrim

 Maps

CIL

 

Scattery Island Lighthouse

 

 

Clare

 Maps

CIL

 

Sheeps Head Lighthouse

 

 

Cork

 Maps

CIL

 

Skelligs Lighthouse

 

 

Kerry

 V247604

CIL

Skellig Heritage Centre

Slyne Head Lighthouse

 

 

Galway

 Maps

CIL

 

St Johnís Point Lighthouse

 

 

Down

 J525334

CIL

 

St Johns Point Lighthouse

 

 

Donegal

 Maps

CIL

 

Straw Island Lighthouse

 

 

Galway

 Maps

CIL

 

Tory Island Lighthouse

 

 

Donegal

 Maps

CIL

 

Tuskar Rock Lighthouse

 

 

Wexford

 Maps

CIL

 

Valentia Front Leading Light

 

 

Kerry

 Maps

CIL

 

Valentia Rear Leading Light

 

 

Kerry

 Maps

CIL

 

Vidal Bank Lighthouse

 

 

Down

 Maps

CIL

 

Wicklow Head Lighthouse

 

 

Wicklow

 Maps

CIL

 Holiday Property with the Irish Landmark Trust

Youghal Lighthouse

 

 

Cork

 Maps

CIL

 

Lighthouses and lights run by others

Lighthouse or light

  Star

 Run by

 County

 NGR

 Links

 Notes

Dingle Harbour Light

 

Dingle Harbour Commissioners

Kerry

 

 

 

Aleria Lighthouse

 

Drogheda Port Company

Louth

 

 

 

Balbriggan Lighthouse

 

Dublin Port Company

Dublin

 

 

 

Baltimore Beacon, Baltimore ? Cork Maps Wikipedia

Howth Harbour Lighthouse

 

Dublin Port Company

Dublin

 

Wikipedia

The new beacon at the end of the sea wall, the old lighthouse is no longer operational

North Bull Lighthouse (on the North Bull Wall)

 

Dublin Port Company

Dublin

 

 

 

North Wall Quay Lighthouse (inside the port)

 

Dublin Port Company

Dublin

 

 

 

North Bank Lighthouse

 

Dublin Port Company

Dublin

 

 

sits in the middle of the mouth of the Liffey, inside the sea-walled area - a rectangular green lighthouse on a platform on stilts.

Poolbeg Lighthouse (on the Great South Wal

 

Dublin Port Company

Dublin

 

 Wikipedia

 

Dundalk Pile Light

 

Dundalk Harbour Commissioners

Louth

 

 

 

Galway Harbour Light

 

Galway Harbour Company

Galway

 

 

 

Vessel Traffic Management Equipment at Ferris Point Light

 

Larne Harbour Ltd.

Antrim

 

 

 

Tarbert Island Light

 

Limerick Harbour Commissioners

Limerick

 

 

 

Warren Point Lighthouse

 

Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners

Down

 

 

 

Ardglass Pier Light

 

Northern Ireland Fishery Harbour Authority

Down

 

 Wikipedia

 

Duncannon Fort Lighthouse

 

 Port of Waterford

Wexford

 

 Wikipedia

 

Passage Point Light

 

 

 

 

 

Rosslare Harbour Lighthouse

 

 Rosslare Europort

Wexford

 

 

 

Wicklow East Pier Lighthouse

 

 Wicklow Harbour Commissioner

Wicklow

 

 

 

 


See Also

For more articles, lists and other information see the Lighthouses Section

Lighthouse Map of Ireland  


This list will continue to grow as we come across new places. REMEMBER if know of somewhere that you feel is a good place please let us know.

 


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