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#Lighthouses - Fastnet Rock is part of a new €1.3 million, three-year project studying the effects of wave action on offshore lighthouses around the UK and Ireland. As reports, the STORMLAMP project – or STructural behaviour Of Rock Mounted…
Yvonne Shields, Chief Executive of Irish Lights with the backdrop of the old Baily Lighthouse optic at the National Maritime Museum of Ireland in Dun Laoghaire
#GreatLighthouses - This May Bank Holiday (30 April-2 May) kick start your summer and get out to visit the Great Lighthouses on this island for a weekend of fun, discovery, stories and thrills. Walk through time, meet fifth-century monks, medieval…
‘Hook Lighthouse’ was painted by 15–year–old Emer O’Doherty, a pupil at Gorey Community School. Viewing the work is Valero Texaco Marketing Manager, Bronagh Carron
This painting of the Hook Head Lighthouse is one of many with a nautical theme submitted for judging in this year’s 62nd Texaco Children’s Art Competition. Appropriately entitled ‘Hook Lighthouse’, it was painted by 15–year–old Emer O’Doherty, a pupil at…
Loop Head Lighthouse reopens this weekend
Loop Head Lighthouse in West Clare, one of the Great Lighthouses of Ireland, will reopen to the public this Saturday (March 12th 2016). Clare County Council, which manages the facility in conjunction with the Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL), says…
#NavigationEvent - The General Lighthouse Authorities (GLAs) of the UK and Ireland will hold an event on 2 March to explore the mix of technologies for future maritime navigation in 2030 and beyond, and identify potential complements to GNSS. •…
#RareOptic - Commissioners of Irish Lights and Titanic Foundation have been awarded a first-round pass from the Heritage Lottery Fund for saving, restoring and displaying the old optic from Mew Island Lighthouse, a very rare hyper radial Fresnel lens, in…
[email protected] – In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Kish Lighthouse off Dublin Bay, the National Maritime Museum of Ireland in Dun Laoghaire is host to a lecture about what is one of Ireland’s most famous and unique lighthouses.…
#KishLight@50- The Commissioners of Irish Lights today welcomed the visit of President Michael D Higgins and Mrs. Sabina Higgins to join the Board and staff to say 'Happy Birthday' as the Kish Lighthouse celebrates 50 years of service on the…
[email protected] - One of Ireland’s most famous and unique lighthouses, the Kish Bank Lighthouse off Dublin Bay, celebrates its 50th anniversary today having been commissioned into service on 9th November 1965, writes Jehan Ashmore. At 31m high, the lighthouse which…
[email protected]– An exhibition of the 50th Anniversary of the commissioning of the Kish Bank Lighthouse off Dublin Bay, one of Ireland’s most unusual lighthouses, is currently on at the National Maritime Museum of Ireland (NMMI) in Dun Laoghaire. Lighthouse Exhibition…
Loop Head Lighthouse Attracts Record Visitor Numbers
#loophead – Clare County Council, which manages Loop Head Lighthouse in conjunction with the Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL), says the facility will remain open daily (10am-6pm) until 4th October 2015. For the first time meanwhile, the attraction will be…
The ‘Chasing Lighthouses’ Exhibition
#Lighthouses - The latest collection of paintings by Irish artist Donal Murray entitled 'Chasing Lighthouses' will be unveiled at the National Maritime Museum, Dun Laoghaire tommorow, on Friday 21 August. The opening reception of this unique collection is at 7.15pm. The…
Ham Radio Users to Tune into the Wild Atlantic Way
#loopheadlight – Loop Head Lighthouse's status as a Signature Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way and as one of the Great Lighthouses of Ireland will be promoted over the airwaves throughout the world next week. A group of amateur…
€299K Grant Will Brighten Lighthouse on Wild Atlantic Way
#LighthouseGrant - A grant of €299,000 was announced by Minister of State for Tourism, Michael Ring TD last week via the Fáilte Ireland Capital Programme, to the Commissioners of Irish Lights. The grant is to develop a new visitor facility…
Tuskar Rock Lighthouse Celebrates 200th Birthday
#Tuskar200th – The Tuskar Rock Lighthouse off Ireland's south-east coast celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. The lighthouse perched on the Tuskar Rock 7 miles off Co. Wexford is a familar sight to those taking ferry services in and out…
'Lost Tradition' Of Irish Lighthouses Will Live On Through Heritage
#Lighthouses - Lighthouse keeping is a 'lost tradition' in Ireland as the coastal network of Irish lights has converted to automation. But there's still one last holdout, as the reports – not to mention the many former lighthouse keepers…

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