List of lighthouses in Ireland

This is a list of lighthouses in Ireland. The Commissioners of Irish Lights are responsible for the majority of marine navigation aids around the island though a small number are maintained by local harbour authorities. The main list identifies those lighthouses in a clockwise direction starting with Crookhaven lighthouse, County Cork.[1][2][3][4][5]

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Name Image Location
Coordinates
County Water body Year built Tower height Focal height Range
Crookhaven Lighthouse   Crookhaven
51°28′37″N 9°42′18″W / 51.477°N 9.705°W / 51.477; -9.705
Cork Celtic Sea 1843 14 m (46 ft) 20 m (66 ft) 13 nmi (24 km)
Mizen Head Lighthouse   Mizen Head
51°27′N 9°49′W / 51.45°N 9.82°W / 51.45; -9.82
Cork Celtic Sea 1959 4 m (13 ft) 55 m (180 ft) 15 nmi (28 km)
Roancarrigmore Lighthouse   Roancarrigmore Island
51°39′11″N 9°44′49″W / 51.653°N 9.747°W / 51.653; -9.747
Cork Bantry Bay 1847 7 m (23 ft) 18 m (59 ft) 11 nmi (20 km)
Castletownbere Light   Castletownbere
51°38′49″N 9°54′18″W / 51.647°N 9.905°W / 51.647; -9.905
Cork Bantry Bay 1965 5 m (16 ft) 7 m (23 ft) 15 nmi (28 km)
Ardnakinna Lighthouse   Bere Island
51°37′05″N 9°55′05″W / 51.618°N 9.918°W / 51.618; -9.918
Cork Bantry Bay 1850/1965 20 m (66 ft) 62 m (203 ft) 17 nmi (31 km)
Sheep's Head Lighthouse   Sheep's Head
51°32′35″N 9°50′56″W / 51.543°N 9.849°W / 51.543; -9.849
Cork Bantry Bay 1968 7 m (23 ft) 83 m (272 ft) 18 nmi (33 km)
Bull Rock Lighthouse   Bull Rock
51°35′31″N 10°18′04″W / 51.592°N 10.301°W / 51.592; -10.301
Cork North Atlantic 1889 15 m (49 ft) 91 m (299 ft) 18 nmi (33 km)
Skelligs Lighthouse   Skellig Michael
51°46′05″N 10°32′31″W / 51.768°N 10.542°W / 51.768; -10.542
Kerry North Atlantic 1826/1967 12 m (39 ft) 53 m (174 ft) 12 nmi (22 km)
Valentia Light Valentia Island
51°55′30″N 10°18′25″W / 51.925°N 10.307°W / 51.925; -10.307
Kerry North Atlantic 1913 6 m (20 ft) 25 m (82 ft) 11 nmi (20 km)
Cromwell Point Lighthouse   Valentia Island
51°56′02″N 10°19′16″W / 51.934°N 10.321°W / 51.934; -10.321
Kerry North Atlantic 1841 15 m (49 ft) 16 m (52 ft) 17 nmi (31 km)
Inishtearaght Lighthouse   Tearaght Island
52°04′34″N 10°39′40″W / 52.076°N 10.661°W / 52.076; -10.661
Kerry North Atlantic 1870 17 m (56 ft) 84 m (276 ft) 19 nmi (35 km)
Little Samphire Island Lighthouse   Fenit
52°16′16″N 9°52′55″W / 52.271°N 9.882°W / 52.271; -9.882
Kerry Tralee Bay 1854 12 m (39 ft) 17 m (56 ft) 14 nmi (26 km)
Inis Cathaig Lighthouse   Scattery Island
52°36′22″N 9°31′05″W / 52.606°N 9.518°W / 52.606; -9.518
Clare Shannon 1872 12 m (39 ft) 15 m (49 ft) 10 nmi (19 km)
Corlis Point rear (Querrin Quay) leading light   Carrigaholt
52°37′41″N 9°35′20″W / 52.628°N 9.589°W / 52.628; -9.589
Clare Shannon 1998 25 m (82 ft) 27 m (89 ft) 10 nmi (19 km)
Corlis Point front leading light   Carrigaholt
52°37′05″N 9°36′22″W / 52.618°N 9.606°W / 52.618; -9.606
Clare Shannon 1998 4 m (13 ft) 9 m (30 ft) 10 nmi (19 km)
Loop Head   Loop Head
52°33′40″N 9°55′55″W / 52.561°N 9.932°W / 52.561; -9.932
Clare North Atlantic 1854 23 m (75 ft) 84 m (276 ft) 23 nmi (43 km)
Inisheer Lighthouse   Inisheer
53°02′49″N 9°31′37″W / 53.047°N 9.527°W / 53.047; -9.527
Galway North Atlantic 1857 34 m (112 ft) 34 m (112 ft) 20 nmi (37 km)
Black Head Lighthouse, County Clare   Fanore
53°09′14″N 9°15′50″W / 53.154°N 9.264°W / 53.154; -9.264
Clare Galway Bay 1936 8 m (26 ft) 20 m (66 ft) 11 nmi (20 km)
Cashla Bay Lighthouse   Casla
53°15′50″N 9°33′58″W / 53.264°N 9.566°W / 53.264; -9.566
Galway Galway Bay 1984 4 m (13 ft) 6 m (20 ft) 8 nmi (15 km)
Straw Island Lighthouse   Aran Islands
53°07′05″N 9°37′52″W / 53.118°N 9.631°W / 53.118; -9.631
Galway North Atlantic 1878 11 m (36 ft) 11 m (36 ft) 15 nmi (28 km)
Eeragh Lighthouse   Aran Islands
53°08′53″N 9°51′25″W / 53.148°N 9.857°W / 53.148; -9.857
Galway North Atlantic 1857 31 m (102 ft) 35 m (115 ft) 18 nmi (33 km)
Slyne Head Lighthouse   Slyne Head lighthouse
53°24′00″N 10°14′02″W / 53.4°N 10.234°W / 53.4; -10.234
Galway North Atlantic 1836 24 m (79 ft) 35 m (115 ft) 19 nmi (35 km)
Inishgort Lighthouse   Clew Bay
53°49′37″N 9°40′16″W / 53.827°N 9.671°W / 53.827; -9.671
Mayo Clew Bay 1827 8 m (26 ft) 11 m (36 ft) 10 nmi (19 km)
Achillbeg Lighthouse   Achillbeg
53°51′29″N 9°56′49″W / 53.858°N 9.947°W / 53.858; -9.947
Mayo Clew Bay 1965 9 m (30 ft) 56 m (184 ft) 18 nmi (33 km)
Blacksod Lighthouse   Blacksod Bay
54°05′56″N 10°03′36″W / 54.099°N 10.06°W / 54.099; -10.06
Mayo North Atlantic 1864 12 m (39 ft) 13 m (43 ft) 12 nmi (22 km)
Blackrock Mayo Lighthouse   Blacksod Bay
54°04′05″N 10°19′16″W / 54.068°N 10.321°W / 54.068; -10.321
Mayo North Atlantic 1864 15 m (49 ft) 86 m (282 ft) 20 nmi (37 km)
Eagle Island lighthouse   Eagle Island
54°17′02″N 10°05′35″W / 54.284°N 10.093°W / 54.284; -10.093
Mayo North Atlantic 1835 11 m (36 ft) 67 m (220 ft) 18 nmi (33 km)
Broadhaven Lighthouse   Broadhaven Bay
54°16′05″N 9°53′20″W / 54.268°N 9.889°W / 54.268; -9.889
Mayo North Atlantic 1848 15 m (49 ft) 27 m (89 ft) 17 nmi (31 km)
Oyster Island Lighthouse   Rosses Point
54°18′07″N 8°34′16″W / 54.302°N 8.571°W / 54.302; -8.571
Sligo Sligo Bay 1837/1893 12 m (39 ft) 13 m (43 ft) 7 nmi (13 km)
Metal Man Sligo Lighthouse   Rosses Point
54°18′14″N 8°34′34″W / 54.304°N 8.576°W / 54.304; -8.576
Sligo Sligo Bay 1821 5 m (16 ft) 3 m (10 ft) 7 nmi (13 km)
Lower Rosses Lighthouse   Rosses Point
54°19′44″N 8°34′23″W / 54.329°N 8.573°W / 54.329; -8.573
Sligo Sligo Bay 1908 8 m (26 ft) 8 m (26 ft) 13 nmi (24 km)
Blackrock Sligo Lighthouse   Sligo Bay
54°18′29″N 8°37′05″W / 54.308°N 8.618°W / 54.308; -8.618
Sligo Sligo Bay 1835 25 m (82 ft) 24 m (79 ft) 10 nmi (19 km)
Rotten Island lighthouse   Rotten Island
54°36′54″N 8°26′28″W / 54.615°N 8.441°W / 54.615; -8.441
Donegal Donegal Bay 1838 14 m (46 ft) 20 m (66 ft) 15 nmi (28 km)
St John's Point Lighthouse, County Donegal   Dunkineely
54°34′08″N 8°27′40″W / 54.569°N 8.461°W / 54.569; -8.461
Donegal Donegal Bay 1831 14 m (46 ft) 30 m (98 ft) 14 nmi (26 km)
Rathlin O'Birne Lighthouse   Glencolmcille
54°39′50″N 8°49′59″W / 54.664°N 8.833°W / 54.664; -8.833
Donegal North Atlantic 1856 20 m (66 ft) 35 m (115 ft) 12 nmi (22 km)
Ballagh Rocks Lighthouse   Arranmore
54°59′56″N 8°28′52″W / 54.999°N 8.481°W / 54.999; -8.481
Donegal North Atlantic 1982 10 m (33 ft) 13 m (43 ft) 5 nmi (9 km)
Arranmore Lighthouse   Arranmore
55°00′54″N 8°33′40″W / 55.015°N 8.561°W / 55.015; -8.561
Donegal North Atlantic 1798/1865 23 m (75 ft) 71 m (233 ft) 27 nmi (50 km)
Tory Island Lighthouse   Tory Island
55°16′23″N 8°14′56″W / 55.273°N 8.249°W / 55.273; -8.249
Donegal North Atlantic 1832 27 m (89 ft) 40 m (131 ft) 18 nmi (33 km)
Buncrana Light   Buncrana
55°07′37″N 7°27′54″W / 55.127°N 7.465°W / 55.127; -7.465
Donegal Lough Swilly 1876/2009 6 m (20 ft) 11 m (36 ft) 13 nmi (24 km)
Dunree Lighthouse   Dunree
55°11′53″N 7°33′14″W / 55.198°N 7.554°W / 55.198; -7.554
Donegal Lough Swilly 1876 6 m (20 ft) 46 m (151 ft) 12 nmi (22 km)
Fanad Head Lighthouse   Fanad
55°16′34″N 7°37′55″W / 55.276°N 7.632°W / 55.276; -7.632
Donegal North Atlantic 1817/1886 22 m (72 ft) 39 m (128 ft) 18 nmi (33 km)
Inishtrahull Lighthouse   Inishtrahull Island
55°25′52″N 7°14′38″W / 55.431°N 7.244°W / 55.431; -7.244
Donegal North Atlantic 1812/1958 23 m (75 ft) 59 m (194 ft) 19 nmi (35 km)
Inishowen Lighthouse   Inishowen
55°13′34″N 6°55′44″W / 55.226°N 6.929°W / 55.226; -6.929
Donegal North Atlantic 1837 23 m (75 ft) 29 m (95 ft) 18 nmi (33 km)
Rathlin West Lighthouse   Rathlin Island
55°18′04″N 6°16′52″W / 55.301°N 6.281°W / 55.301; -6.281
Antrim North Channel 1917 18 m (59 ft) 62 m (203 ft) 22 nmi (41 km)
Rathlin East (Altacarry Head) Lighthouse   Rathlin Island
55°18′07″N 6°10′19″W / 55.302°N 6.172°W / 55.302; -6.172
Antrim North Channel 1856 27 m (89 ft) 74 m (243 ft) 26 nmi (48 km)
Rue Point Lighthouse   Rathlin Island
55°15′32″N 6°11′28″W / 55.259°N 6.191°W / 55.259; -6.191
Antrim North Channel 1915/1921 11 m (36 ft) 16 m (52 ft) 14 nmi (26 km)
Maidens Lighthouse   The Maidens
54°55′44″N 5°43′41″W / 54.929°N 5.728°W / 54.929; -5.728
Antrim North Channel 1829 23 m (75 ft) 29 m (95 ft) 23 nmi (43 km)
Blackhead Lighthouse, County Antrim   Whitehead
54°46′01″N 5°41′20″W / 54.767°N 5.689°W / 54.767; -5.689
Antrim North Channel 1902 16 m (52 ft) 45 m (148 ft) 27 nmi (50 km)
Mew Island Lighthouse   Mew Island
54°41′56″N 5°30′50″W / 54.699°N 5.514°W / 54.699; -5.514
Down North Channel 1884 37 m (121 ft) 37 m (121 ft) 24 nmi (44 km)
Donaghadee Lighthouse   Donaghadee
54°38′42″N 5°31′52″W / 54.645°N 5.531°W / 54.645; -5.531
Down North Channel 1836 16 m (52 ft) 17 m (56 ft) 17 nmi (31 km)
Angus Rock Lighthouse   Strangford Lough
54°19′52″N 5°31′30″W / 54.331°N 5.525°W / 54.331; -5.525
Down Strangford Lough 1983 13 m (43 ft) 15 m (49 ft) 5 nmi (9 km)
St John's Point Lighthouse, County Down   Killough
54°13′37″N 5°39′36″W / 54.227°N 5.66°W / 54.227; -5.66
Down Irish Sea 1844/1893 39 m (128 ft) 37 m (121 ft) 25 nmi (46 km)
Green Island Leading Light   Carlingford Lough
54°01′59″N 6°05′46″W / 54.033°N 6.096°W / 54.033; -6.096
Down Carlingford Lough 1873 14 m (46 ft) 13 m (43 ft) 11 nmi (20 km)
Vidal Bank Leading Light   Carlingford Lough
54°01′48″N 6°05′28″W / 54.03°N 6.091°W / 54.03; -6.091
Down Carlingford Lough 1873 8 m (26 ft) 7 m (23 ft) 11 nmi (20 km)
Haulbowline Lighthouse   Carlingford Lough
54°01′12″N 6°04′44″W / 54.02°N 6.079°W / 54.02; -6.079
Down Irish Sea 1824 34 m (112 ft) 32 m (105 ft) 10 nmi (19 km)
Dundalk Lighthouse   Dundalk
53°58′34″N 6°17′42″W / 53.976°N 6.295°W / 53.976; -6.295
Louth Irish Sea 1855 10 m (33 ft) 10 m (33 ft) 10 nmi (19 km)
Rockabill Lighthouse   Rockabill
53°35′49″N 6°00′18″W / 53.597°N 6.005°W / 53.597; -6.005
Dublin Irish Sea 1860 32 m (105 ft) 45 m (148 ft) 18 nmi (33 km)
Baily Lighthouse   Howth Head
53°21′43″N 6°03′11″W / 53.362°N 6.053°W / 53.362; -6.053
Dublin Dublin Bay 1814 13 m (43 ft) 41 m (135 ft) 18 nmi (33 km)
Dún Laoghaire West Lighthouse   Dún Laoghaire
53°18′11″N 6°07′52″W / 53.303°N 6.131°W / 53.303; -6.131
Dublin Dublin Bay 1852 9 m (30 ft) 11 m (36 ft) 7 nmi (13 km)
Dún Laoghaire East Lighthouse   Dún Laoghaire
53°18′11″N 6°07′37″W / 53.303°N 6.127°W / 53.303; -6.127
Dublin Dublin Bay 1847 12 m (39 ft) 16 m (52 ft) 17 nmi (31 km)
Muglins Lighthouse   Dalkey Island
53°16′30″N 6°04′34″W / 53.275°N 6.076°W / 53.275; -6.076
Dublin Dublin Bay 1906 9 m (30 ft) 14 m (46 ft) 11 nmi (20 km)
Kish Lighthouse   Kish Bank
53°18′40″N 5°55′34″W / 53.311°N 5.926°W / 53.311; -5.926
Dublin Dublin Bay 1965 31 m (102 ft) 29 m (95 ft) 22 nmi (41 km)
Wicklow Head Lighthouse   Wicklow Head
52°57′58″N 5°59′53″W / 52.966°N 5.998°W / 52.966; -5.998
Wicklow St George's Channel 1781/1818 14 m (46 ft) 37 m (121 ft) 23 nmi (43 km)
Tuskar Rock Lighthouse   Tuskar Rock
52°12′11″N 6°12′25″W / 52.203°N 6.207°W / 52.203; -6.207
Wexford St George's Channel 1815 34 m (112 ft) 33 m (108 ft) 24 nmi (44 km)
Dunmore East Lighthouse   Dunmore East
52°08′56″N 6°59′24″W / 52.149°N 6.99°W / 52.149; -6.99
Waterford Celtic Sea 1825 16 m (52 ft) 13 m (43 ft) 17 nmi (31 km)
Hook Lighthouse   Hook Head
52°07′26″N 6°55′48″W / 52.124°N 6.93°W / 52.124; -6.93
Wexford Celtic Sea 1172 35 m (115 ft) 46 m (151 ft) 23 nmi (43 km)
Ballinacourty Point Lighthouse   Dungarvan
52°04′41″N 7°33′11″W / 52.078°N 7.553°W / 52.078; -7.553
Waterford Celtic Sea 1858 13 m (43 ft) 16 m (52 ft) 10 nmi (19 km)
Mine Head Lighthouse   Mine Head
51°59′35″N 7°35′13″W / 51.993°N 7.587°W / 51.993; -7.587
Waterford Celtic Sea 1851 21 m (69 ft) 87 m (285 ft) 12 nmi (22 km)
Ballycotton Lighthouse   Ballycotton
51°49′30″N 7°59′10″W / 51.825°N 7.986°W / 51.825; -7.986
Cork Celtic Sea 1851 15 m (49 ft) 59 m (194 ft) 21 nmi (39 km)
Roche's Point Lighthouse   Cork Harbour
51°47′35″N 8°15′18″W / 51.793°N 8.255°W / 51.793; -8.255
Cork Cork Harbour 1817/1835 15 m (49 ft) 30 m (98 ft) 20 nmi (37 km)
Charlesfort Lighthouse   Charlesfort
51°41′46″N 8°30′00″W / 51.696°N 8.5°W / 51.696; -8.5
Cork Kinsale Harbour Unknown 5 m (16 ft) 18 m (59 ft) 9 nmi (17 km)
Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse   Old Head of Kinsale
51°36′18″N 8°32′02″W / 51.605°N 8.534°W / 51.605; -8.534
Cork Celtic Sea 1665/1853 30 m (98 ft) 72 m (236 ft) 20 nmi (37 km)
Galley Head Lighthouse   Galley Head
51°31′48″N 8°57′14″W / 51.53°N 8.954°W / 51.53; -8.954
Cork Celtic Sea 1878 21 m (69 ft) 53 m (174 ft) 23 nmi (43 km)
Copper Point Lighthouse   Long Island
51°30′14″N 9°32′02″W / 51.504°N 9.534°W / 51.504; -9.534
Cork Celtic Sea 1864 15 m (49 ft) 16 m (52 ft) 8 nmi (15 km)
Fastnet Lighthouse   Fastnet Rock
51°23′20″N 9°36′11″W / 51.389°N 9.603°W / 51.389; -9.603
Cork Celtic Sea 1854/1904 54 m (177 ft) 49 m (161 ft) 27 nmi (50 km)

Maintained by other Irish marine authoritiesEdit

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A smaller number of active lighthouses are operated by other authorities, primarily the port and harbour companies located around the Irish coast.[1][2][3][4]

Name Image Location
Coordinates
County Waterbody Built Tower Height Focal Height Operated by
Aleria   Drogheda
53°43′21″N 6°14′20″W / 53.7225°N 6.2388°W / 53.7225; -6.2388 (Aleria)
Louth Irish Sea 1936 10 m (33 ft) 11 m (36 ft) Drogheda Port Company
Ardglass Pier   Ardglass
54°15′40″N 5°36′10″W / 54.2610°N 5.6027°W / 54.2610; -5.6027 (Ardglass Pier)
Down Ardglass Harbour 1885 9.5 m (31 ft) 10 m (33 ft) Northern Ireland Fishery Harbour Authority
Balbriggan   Balbriggan
53°36′46″N 6°10′43″W / 53.6129°N 6.1787°W / 53.6129; -6.1787 (Balbriggan)
Fingal Irish Sea 1769 11 m (36 ft) 12 m (39 ft) Dublin Port Company
Ballynagard   River Foyle
55°02′17″N 7°16′25″W / 55.0380°N 7.2736°W / 55.0380; -7.2736 (Ballynagard)
Londonderry River Foyle Unknown 7 m (23 ft) 6 m (20 ft) Londonderry Port
Barrack Point   Sherkin Island
51°28′22″N 9°23′41″W / 51.4728°N 9.3947°W / 51.4728; -9.3947 (Barrack Point)
Cork Baltimore Harbour 1885 8 m (26 ft) 40 m (131 ft) Cork County Council
Beeves Rock   Shannon Estuary
52°39′01″N 9°01′21″W / 52.6502°N 9.0225°W / 52.6502; -9.0225 (Beeves Rock)
Clare Shannon Estuary 1855 18 m (59 ft) 12 m (39 ft) Shannon Foynes Port Company
Chaine Memorial   Larne
54°51′18″N 5°47′53″W / 54.855°N 5.798°W / 54.855; -5.798 (Chaine)
Antrim North Channel 1899 23 m (75 ft) 23 m (75 ft) Larne Harbour
Dingle Harbour   Dingle
52°07′18″N 10°15′30″W / 52.1216°N 10.2582°W / 52.1216; -10.2582 (Dingle Harbour)
Kerry Dingle Harbour 1885 7 m (23 ft) 20 m (66 ft) Dingle Fishery Harbour Centre
Duncannon Fort   Duncannon Fort
52°13′14″N 6°56′15″W / 52.2205°N 6.9374°W / 52.2205; -6.9374 (Duncannon Fort)
Wexford Waterford Harbour Unknown 7.5 m (25 ft) 13 m (43 ft) Port of Waterford Company
Duncannon North   Duncannon
52°13′45″N 6°56′13″W / 52.2292°N 6.9369°W / 52.2292; -6.9369 (Duncannon North)
Wexford Waterford Harbour 1838 10.5 m (34 ft) 39 m (128 ft) Port of Waterford Company
Galway Harbour (The Leverets)   Galway Harbour
53°15′19″N 9°01′55″W / 53.2554°N 9.0319°W / 53.2554; -9.0319 (Galway Harbour)
Galway Galway Bay 1977 9 m (30 ft) 9 m (30 ft) Galway Harbour Company
Howth Harbour   Howth
53°23′39″N 6°04′01″W / 53.3941°N 6.0669°W / 53.3941; -6.0669 (Howth Harbour)
Fingal Irish Sea 1982 10 m (33 ft) 13 m (43 ft) Dublin Port Company
Moville   Moville
55°10′59″N 7°02′07″W / 55.1831°N 7.0354°W / 55.1831; -7.0354 (Moville)
Donegal Lough Foyle 1882 13.5 m (44 ft) 11 m (36 ft) Londonderry Port
North Bank   Dublin Port
53°20′41″N 6°10′35″W / 53.3448°N 6.1765°W / 53.3448; -6.1765 (North Bank)
Fingal River Liffey 1882 11 m (36 ft) 10 m (33 ft) Dublin Port Company
North Bull   North Bull Island
53°20′42″N 6°08′59″W / 53.3449°N 6.1497°W / 53.3449; -6.1497 (North Bull)
Fingal Dublin Bay 1880 15 m (49 ft) 15 m (49 ft) Dublin Port Company
North Wall Quay   Dublin Port
53°20′45″N 6°12′59″W / 53.3457°N 6.2165°W / 53.3457; -6.2165 (North Wall Quay)
Fingal River Liffey 1904 12 m (39 ft) 12 m (39 ft) Dublin Port Company
Poolbeg   Poolbeg
53°20′32″N 6°09′06″W / 53.3421°N 6.1517°W / 53.3421; -6.1517 (Poolbeg)
Fingal Dublin Bay 1820 20 m (66 ft) 20 m (66 ft) Dublin Port Company
Rosslare Harbour   Rosslare Europort
52°15′26″N 6°20′17″W / 52.2571°N 6.3381°W / 52.2571; -6.3381 (Rosslare Harbour)
Wexford St Georges Channel 1906 7.5 m (25 ft) 15 m (49 ft) Rosslare Europort
Spillane's Tower   Limerick
52°39′21″N 8°39′41″W / 52.6558°N 8.6615°W / 52.6558; -8.6615 (Spillane's Tower)
Limerick River Shannon 1885 11 m (36 ft) 11 m (36 ft) Shannon Foynes Port Company
Spit Bank   Cobh
51°50′43″N 8°16′26″W / 51.8453°N 8.2739°W / 51.8453; -8.2739 (Spit Bank)
Cork Cork Harbour 1853 10.5 m (34 ft) 10 m (33 ft) Port of Cork Company
Tarbert Island   Tarbet
52°35′31″N 9°21′49″W / 52.5920°N 9.3636°W / 52.5920; -9.3636 (Tarbert Island)
Kerry River Shannon 1834 22.5 m (74 ft) 18 m (59 ft) Shannon Foynes Port Company
Warren Point   Greencastle
55°12′35″N 6°57′07″W / 55.2097°N 6.9519°W / 55.2097; -6.9519 (Warren Point)
Donegal Lough Foyle 1861 8 m (26 ft) 9 m (30 ft) Londonderry Port
Wicklow East Pier   Wicklow
52°59′00″N 6°02′04″W / 52.9832°N 6.0344°W / 52.9832; -6.0344 (Wicklow East Pier)
Wicklow Irish Sea 1884 7 m (23 ft) 11 m (36 ft) Wicklow Port Company
Youghal Lighthouse   Youghal
51°56′35″N 7°50′31″W / 51.943°N 7.842°W / 51.943; -7.842 (Youghal)
Cork Celtic Sea 1852 15 m (49 ft) 24 m (79 ft) Cork County Council

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Improvements and changes to the aids to navigation around the Irish coast, has meant that there are a number of lighthouses that have been decommissioned. This list includes those where the tower or structure is still in existence. Some of these have been reused, such as Ferris Point which is now a vessel control tower. Clare Island was turned into a guest house and the optic is on permanent rotating display at the World of Glass museum and visitor centre in North West England. The older Wicklow Head tower was refurbished by the Irish Landmark Trust as a holiday let.[1][2][3][4]

Name Image Location
Coordinates
County Waterbody Built Inactive
since
Notes
Ballycurrin   Headford
53°29′06″N 9°12′47″W / 53.4851°N 9.2130°W / 53.4851; -9.2130 (Ballycurrin)
Mayo Lough Corrib 1847 Unknown Unusual lakeshore light with external staircase.[4]
Blackrock Castle   Cork
51°54′00″N 8°24′09″W / 51.9000°N 8.4025°W / 51.9000; -8.4025 (Blackrock Castle)
Cork Cork Harbour 1582 1903 A light was shown from a window in the highest tower.[3]
Calf Rock   Dursey Island
51°35′06″N 10°16′35″W / 51.5850°N 10.2763°W / 51.5850; -10.2763 (Calf Rock)
Cork North Atlantic 1866 1881 The tower was badly damaged by a storm in 1881.[3]
Cape Clear   Cape Clear Island
51°26′04″N 9°29′05″W / 51.4345°N 9.4846°W / 51.4345; -9.4846 (Cape Clear)
Cork Celtic Sea 1818 1854 Deactivated after the original Fastnet lighthouse was completed.[3]
Clare Island   Clare Island
53°49′39″N 9°59′00″W / 53.8275°N 9.9834°W / 53.8275; -9.9834 (Clare Island)
Mayo Clew Bay 1818 1965 Refurbished as a guest house.[4]
Culmore Point   Culmore
55°02′47″N 7°15′15″W / 55.0464°N 7.2541°W / 55.0464; -7.2541 (Culmore Point)
Londonderry River Foyle 1920s 2012 White and green tower next to Culmore Fort. Replaced by a post light.[1]
Drogheda East   Mornington
53°43′09″N 6°14′51″W / 53.7192°N 6.2476°W / 53.7192; -6.2476 (Drogheda East)
Meath River Boyne 1880s 2007 One of three lights constructed to aid navigation along the Boyne and into the harbour at Drogheda.[2]
Drogheda North Mornington
53°43′27″N 6°15′16″W / 53.7241°N 6.2544°W / 53.7241; -6.2544 (Drogheda North)
Meath River Boyne 1880s 2000 One of three lights constructed to aid navigation along the Boyne and into the harbour at Drogheda.[2]
Drogheda West   Mornington
53°43′08″N 6°14′56″W / 53.7189°N 6.2489°W / 53.7189; -6.2489 (Drogheda West)
Meath River Boyne 1880s 2000 One of three lights constructed to aid navigation along the Boyne and into the harbour at Drogheda.[2]
Ferris Point   Larne
54°51′05″N 5°47′24″W / 54.8514°N 5.7900°W / 54.8514; -5.7900 (Ferris Point)
Antrim Larne Lough Unknown 1994 Now houses the control room for the Port of Larne. [1]
Greenore   Greenore
54°02′01″N 6°07′56″W / 54.0337°N 6.1322°W / 54.0337; -6.1322 (Greenore)
Louth Carlingford Lough 1830 1986 Located on Carlingford Lough next to Greenore Port.[2]
Howth Harbour   Howth
53°23′36″N 6°04′00″W / 53.3933°N 6.0668°W / 53.3933; -6.0668 (Howth Harbour)
Fingal Irish Sea 1818 1982 Replaced by modern light nearby.[2]
Inishmore   Inishmore
53°07′39″N 9°42′08″W / 53.1274°N 9.7022°W / 53.1274; -9.7022 (Inishmore)
Galway Galway Bay 1818 1857 The first lighthouse in the Aran Islands, built on the highest point of Inishmore.[4]
Inishowen East   Inishowen
55°13′36″N 6°55′38″W / 55.2266°N 6.9271°W / 55.2266; -6.9271 (Inishowen East)
Donegal North Channel 1837 1961 Squat tower separate from the active West Inishowen Lighthouse.[4]
Kilcredaun Head   Carrigaholt
52°34′47″N 9°42′35″W / 52.5798°N 9.7097°W / 52.5798; -9.7097 (Kilcredaun Head)
Clare Shannon Estuary 1824 2011 Positioned on a headland on the northern shore of the estuary.[3]
Mutton Island   Mutton Island
53°15′15″N 9°03′13″W / 53.2541°N 9.0535°W / 53.2541; -9.0535 (Mutton Island)
Galway Galway Bay 1817 1977 Replaced by the Galway Harbour lighthouse. Restored between 2005 and 2011.[4]
Skelling Michael (High) Skelling Michael
51°46′13″N 10°32′38″W / 51.7702°N 10.5438°W / 51.7702; -10.5438 (Skelling Michael (High))
Kerry North Atlantic 1826 1870 Built on a high ledge on the western flank of Skelling Michael.[3]
South Rock (Kilwarlin)   Kearney
54°24′11″N 5°23′00″W / 54.4030°N 5.3833°W / 54.4030; -5.3833 (South Rock (Kilwarlin))
Down North Channel 1797 1877 Considered to be the "oldest surviving waveswept lighthouse in Ireland".[1]
West Maidens   The Maidens
54°59′45″N 5°42′49″W / 54.9957°N 5.7136°W / 54.9957; -5.7136 (West Maidens)
Antrim North Channel 1829 1903 Built at the same time as the East Maidens light.[1]
Wicklow Head High (1781)   Wicklow Head
52°57′55″N 6°00′09″W / 52.9652°N 6.0025°W / 52.9652; -6.0025 (Wicklow Head High (1781))
Wicklow St George's Channel 1781 1818 Octagonal tower, renovated as a holiday let by the Irish Landmark Trust in 1996.[2]
Wicklow Head High (1818)   Wicklow Head
52°57′56″N 6°00′02″W / 52.9655°N 6.0005°W / 52.9655; -6.0005 (Wicklow Head High (1818))
Wicklow St George's Channel 1818 1865 Round tower, built to complement the currently active low level light.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Northern Ireland". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Eastern Ireland (Leinster)". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Southwestern Ireland (Munster)". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Western Ireland (Ulster and Connacht)". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  5. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 114: British Isles, English Channel and North Sea (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2015. p. 92.

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