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[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…
Great Lighthouses of Ireland Tourism Initiative Launched in Dun Laoghaire
#lighthouses – A "brand new experience to take your breath away", that's the promise from Great Lighthouses of Ireland, a new EU INTERREG IVA funded tourism initiative being launched by the Commissioners of Irish Lights. Featuring twelve lighthouses in stunning…
International Peer Review Confirms Aids to Navigation Requirements for the Irish Coast to 2020
#lighhousereview – The General Lighthouse Authorities for the UK and Ireland have now completed their latest 5 yearly comprehensive review of Aids to Navigation (AtoN) requirements for the waters around Ireland and the United Kingdom. User Feedback, Automatic Identification System…
Anne Doyle Launches Tourist Season at Loop Head Lighthouse
#loophead – Former RTE newsreader and lighthouse enthusiast, Anne Doyle was in West Clare today where she joined Councillor John Crowe, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, in launching Loop Head Lighthouse's 2015 tourist season. The historic landmark commenced its 5th…
When Irish Lights Are Shining in the Scilly Isles
#IrishLightsScilly – ILV Granuaile, the Commissioners of Irish Lights aids to navigation tender is understood to have carried out work for the first time within waters of the Isles of Scilly, writes Jehan Ashmore. The tender's call in this week…
Second 'Spar' Trial Buoy Deployed on The Irish Sea
#SPARbuoys – The second of a pair of Finnish Spar tube type buoys has been deployed by the Commissioners of Irish Lights at the Bennet Bank station on the outer fringes of Dublin Bay,writes Jehan Ashmore. ILV Granuaile, the aids…
Finnish Baltic Sea 'Spar' Buoy Deployed On Irish Sea Trials
#BalticSPARbuoys – The first of two Finnish 'Spar' tube type buoys was deployed in the Irish Sea yesterday by the Commissioners of Irish Lights as part of a trial comparison programme of these buoys normally used in Baltic Sea ice-flow…
Irish Lights Tender Departs Cork Following Dry Docking Sea-Trials
#DryDocking - ILV Granuaile (2000/2,625grt) departed Cork Harbour and is bound for Rosslare Harbour this evening having undergone dry-docking, writes Jehan Ashmore. Among the work carried out on the Commissioners of Irish Lights tender at Cork Dockyard were some service…
Northern Lights Scottish Star Set South to Homeport of Irish Lights
#PoleStar – Northern Lighthouse Board's aids to navigation tender NLB Pole Star which normally serves in Scottish waters and also has responsibility for the Isle of Man, made a brief call to Dun Laoghaire Harbour over the weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Commissioners of Irish Lights Seek Feedback on New Spar Buoys Trial
The Commissioners of Irish Lights are seeking feedback from users on the visual and radar detection performance of new buoys in varying states of weather and sea state on the Irish East Coast.  As previously reported on, the 'Spar'…

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