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Lighthouse Lecture by Kilmacanogue History Society
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#LIGHTHOUSES- Kilmacanogue History Society is to host a lecture on 'Irish Lighthouses' which will be presented by John Donnelly and Brian Maguire. They will provide a personal insight into the work needed to keep Ireland's Lighthouses operating in the past.…
Open House Dublin: Public Tours of Irish Lights Headquarters
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As part of this year's Open House Dublin event, the striking headquarters of the Commissioners of Irish Lights building in Dún Laoghaire Harbour will be open to the public tomorrow, writes Jehan Ashmore. The iconic coastal landmark building built by…
Mutton Island Lighthouse To Shine Once More
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The refurbished Mutton Island lighthouse in Galway Bay will open to tour groups on a regular basis next year, the Galway City Tribune reports. Once one of the final landmarks of the city seen by emigrants leaving on the 'coffin…
Irish Lights Appoint New Chief Executive
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Yvonne Shields has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Commissioners of Irish Lights. She takes over her new role of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour based General Lighthouse Authority (GLA) next month from chief executive Dr Stuart Ruttle…
Loop Head Lighthouse Opens its Doors for the First Time in 300 Years
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Loop Head lighthouse station, Kilbaha, Co. Clare opens to the public for the first time in its 341-year history this Summer. The lighthouse is being opened to visitors on a trial basis for the remainder of July and August. The Mayor of…
Hard-Working Vessels Keep Lights Switched-On
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Sailing was not the only activity that took place in Dublin Bay last Saturday as the Northern Lighthouse Board's (NLB) multi-function tender NLV Pharos was busy at work, writes Jehan Ashmore. The NLB is the Scottish equivalent of the Commissioners…
Foghorns Fall Silent
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Foghorns Fall Silent

12th January 2011
Yesterday lighthouses around Ireland ceased sounding fog signals. Lorna Siggins has a piece in the Irish Times this morning complete with a slideshow. We've also been covering the story here on afloat.ie over the last couple of days, and many…
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Britain is to stop paying towards the cost of funding the Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) according to a report in Lloyds List. In an agreement reached between London and Dublin, a formal announcement on the timetable for removing the…
November Lecture to Shine Light on North Dublin Lighthouses
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The Heritage Society of Engineers Ireland in association with the Civil Division of the same organisation (Engineers Ireland) will present an evening lecture on The Lighthouses of North County Dublin by Frank Pelly, Curator of the Irish Lights Museum, on…
Sitting High and Dry: The Last Lanby
Lighthouses
The decommissioned Codling Bank (Lanby) buoy is no longer in the water but rests firmly on a quayside in Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. In late July  the Commissioners of Irish Lights withdrew the Lanby (Large Automated Navigation Buoy) was towed by the tender ILV…
From Last Lightship to Last Lanby
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The Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) withdrew the Codling Bank Lanby off Arklow on 24 July. This was the last Lanby to serve in Irish waters. The Lanby (Large Automated Navigation Buoy) is essentially a floating circular platform with a tower positioned centrally…
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