Slyne Head Lighthouse

Slyne Head Lighthouse (Irish: Ceann Léime) is located at the westernmost point of County Galway, about 12 kilometres (7 mi) southwest of Doonlaughan, Ireland on the island of Illaunamid. It is maintained by Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL). There were two lighthouses on this point built in 1836, but only the western one remains active.[3]

Slyne Head Lighthouse
Slyne Head Lighthouse.jpg
LocationCounty Galway, Ireland
Coordinates53°24′00.2″N 10°14′01.6″W / 53.400056°N 10.233778°W / 53.400056; -10.233778Coordinates: 53°24′00.2″N 10°14′01.6″W / 53.400056°N 10.233778°W / 53.400056; -10.233778
Constructionlimestone tower
Automated1990 Edit this on Wikidata
Height24 metres (79 ft)
Shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markingsblack tower
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Focal height35 metres (115 ft)
Range19 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi)
CharacteristicFl (2)W 15s
Ireland no.CIL-1990[1][2]

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  1. ^ Slyne Head Lighthouse Archived 8 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine Commissioners of the Irish Lights
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Western Ireland (Ulster and Connacht)". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  3. ^ Pelly, Frank. "William Douglass – Designer of Fastnet Lighthouse". Beam 33. Commissioners of Irish Lights. Archived from the original on 13 August 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2010.

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