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Lectures: Baily Lighthouse - A Shining Light Across Dublin Bay
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#BailyTalks - In association with Engineers Week, a talk about the history and development in the lights at the Baily lighthouse, will be held in front of the historic Baily optic which today holds centre stage at the National Maritime…
Six Lighthouses Damaged But Still Operational As Country Counts Cost Of Storm Damage
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#Lighthouses - Six lighthouses around the Irish coast were damaged by this week's stormy weather but remained operational, as The Irish Times reports. The Commissioners of Irish Lights has since begun an aerial inspection of the coastline from Tuskar Rock…
Irish Lights Ready for Marine Emergencies, Helicopter EC135 Available for Offshore Stations
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#lighthouses – As we face into a period of stormy weather over the Christmas period Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) stands ready to respond to any marine emergency in Irish Waters. CIL is responsible for the maintenance of physical and electronic…
Replacement of Crucial Eagle Island Atlantic Lighthouse by Helicopter Lift
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#lighthouse – A challenging lighthouse redevelopment project has been completed on one of the most testing sites on the Irish Atlantic coast. The Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) has completed a re-construction and modernisation project at Eagle Island Lighthouse in…
Loop Head Lighthouse Attracts 19,000 Visitors
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#loophead – Figures released today show that over 19,000 people (14,101 adults, 5,082 children) visited Loop Head Lighthouse during the six-month opening period up to Sunday, 29 September. Clare County Council, which manages the facility in conjunction with the Commissioners…
Irish Lights HQ To Welcome The Public For 'Open House Dublin'
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#IrishLights - The headquarters of the Commissioners of Irish Lights in Dun Laoghaire is one of the 100 great buildings that will open to the public on the weekend of 4-6 October for Open House Dublin, the annual celebration of…
Beaming Lights Locate All Ireland Lighthouse Trail
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#LighthouseTrail - As previously reported last week the first ever All Ireland Lighthouse Trail was jointly launched by ministers from north and south at Blackrock Lighthouse, Co. Antrim, one of five lighthouses selected for development along the northern coastline. The…
Spit Bank Lighthouse, Cobh, Cork Harbour Undergoes Maintenance Work
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#spitbank – The Spit as it is known locally is one of the most well known and distinguished marks in Cork Harbour and greets every vessel passing between Whitegate and Spike Island heading upwards past Cobh writes Claire Bateman. On passing the…
World's Oldest Lighthouse Hosts Keepers Global Gathering
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#lighthouse – A global gathering of Lighthouse Keepers and enthusiasts will take place at the world's oldest lighthouse at Hook Head next weekend, September 13 to 15 and organiser's have today unveiled a fun filled programme of free events to…
Lighthouses on Northern Coast to Be Opened to Tourists
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#Lighthouses – As previously reported, the first ever All-Ireland Lighthouse Tourism Trail project is being lead by the Commissioners for Irish Lights (CIL). The project will see key facilities for accommodation and attractions made available along the northern coastline.As well…
Lighthouse Trail to Conserve Maritime Heritage of Ireland
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The Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) are celebrating the launch of the first ever all-Ireland lighthouse tourism trail with Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar and Arlene Foster MLA, Minister for the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investement.…
Loop Head Lighthouse Radio Club Make International Connections
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#loophead – A group of amateur ham radio operators from Limerick, Clare, Kerry and Tipperary successfully managed to make contact from Loop Head Lighthouse with 350 other radio clubs throughout the world at the weekend. The Limerick Radio Club broadcast…
Get Hooked: Calling All Lighthouse Keepers & Enthusiasts
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#HookLighthouse – Hook Head Lighthouse which is run by Hook Heritage is in conjunction with the Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) delighted to announce their flagship Gathering Event to be held in September. An exciting weekend is to take place…
Irish Lights Deploys UK Met Office Buoy 250 miles off France
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#UKMetOfficeBuoy – The Commissioners of Irish Lights tender ILV Granuaile (2000/2,625grt) successfully deployed a KI buoy recently for the UK's Met Office. The positioning of the deep-water mooring buoy took place some 250 miles west of the French port of…
Valentia Island Lighthouse at Historic Cromwell Fort Opens to Public for First Time
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On Sunday the 2nd of June the Valentia Island Lighthouse will be officially open to the public for the first time. The project will put this heritage site in the hands of the community with a long term lease to…
German Media Treated To Loop Head Lighthouse Tour
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#Lighthouse - German journalists were recently taken on a tour of Loop Head Lighthouse to give our European neighbours a taste of Ireland's maritime heritage. The group - including writers from the likes of respected news magazine Der Spiegel -…

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