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'Lost Tradition' Of Irish Lighthouses Will Live On Through Heritage
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#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 Journal.ie reports – not to mention the many former lighthouse keepers…
Great Lighthouses of Ireland Tourism Initiative Launched in Dun Laoghaire
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#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
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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 Afloat.ie, the 'Spar'…
First Phase of All-Ireland Lighthouse Trail Planned For Next Summer
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#Lighthouses - The Irish Examiner reports on the new All-Ireland Lighthouse Trail that's planned to launch next summer, eventually linking 20 lights across the border. The initial phase of the project, which was first announced more than a year ago,…
Minister Welcomes Arrangements With UK Over Ships’ Light Dues
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#Lighthouses - Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe today announced an agreement with his UK counterpart Minister John Hayes for light dues paid by ships coming into ports in Ireland and the United Kingdom from April 2015. Light…
Open House Dublin: Tours of Irish Lights Headquarters
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#IrishLightsHQ - The striking designed headquarters of the Commissioners of Irish Lights is one of numerous places of interest to visit in this year's Open House Dublin. The iconic landmark building that integrates seamlessly into its marine environment along the…
New Lighthouse Helicopter Contract Awarded For UK & Ireland
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#cil –The General Lighthouse Authorities (GLAs) of the UK and Ireland have announced a £13M seven-year contract to PDG Helicopters for the provision of helicopter services to cover all three Authorities according to the PDG website here. The provision of…
Record Visitor Numbers at Loop Head Lighthouse
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#loopheadlight – Visitors to Loop Head Lighthouse increased by 7.5% during the West Clare landmark's 6-month opening period up to yesterday (Sunday, October 5th). Figures released today by Clare County Council, which manages the facility in conjunction with the Commissioners…
Former Scottish Lighthouse Tender to Be Converted into Luxury ‘Boatique’ Hotel Close to Last Royal Yacht Britannia
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#FloatingHotel - The operators of UK's last royal yacht, Britannia, a major visitor attraction in Leith have acquired Fingal, a former Scottish tender of the Northern Lighthouse Board, which on occasions worked in Irish waters having called to Dun Laoghaire…

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