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Classic tender: THV Patricia of Trinity House AFLOAT adds has provided relief duties for the Commissioners of Irish Lights ILV Granuaile. The 1982 built aids to navigation tender THV Patricia AFLOAT also adds called to Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the occasion of the opening in 2008 of new headquarters for Irish Lights which includes a marine depot /workshop facility. In addition NLV Pharos of the Northern Lighthouse Board also attended to celebrate the new shore-side premises. The event was featured in Ships Monthly, May 2008 issue.
Irish Lights counterpart serving the waters of England, Wales and the Channel Islands, Trinity House has launched a Vessel Replacement Project to commission the design and build of a vessel to replace THV Patricia. The vessel was delivered in 1982…
Rising to 34-metres above sea-level stands the Haulbowline Lighthouse, Carlingford Lough, which will remain lit up throughout August to remember all those who have lost their lives in the lough.
Near the border of Northern Ireland and the Republic sits a famous lighthouse which has been illuminated in memory of people who have died in Carlingford Lough. The Haulbowline Lighthouse, writes the Irish Examiner, is situated on the Lough, separating…
Irish Lights which operates and maintains marine aids to navigation (AtoN's) among them the iconic Baily Lighthouse, Howth Peninsula on Dublin Bay. AFLOAT adds this file photo includes the former fast-ferry HSS Stena Explorer (on hazy horizon left of lantern) during a crossing from Holyhead, Wales and bound for Dun Laoghaire Harbour. In the foreground is Dublin Bay Cruises excursion vessel St. Bridget heading for Howth Harbour.
The General Lighthouse Authority which is responsible for England, Wales, Channel Islands and Gibraltar, Trinity House is joining aids to navigation authorities around the world to mark the first ever World Marine Aids to Navigation Day held today, July 1st.…
On these siren rocks... personnel from Irish Lights attend to an annual inspection and routine duties at the light located at The Muglins, a rocky islet off Dalkey Island in south Dublin Bay. The tender had also transferred equipment from the ILV Granuaile, the aids to navigation tender vessel which featured in Ships Monthly's magazine (A view from the Bridge), June 2010 issue including a photo of the ILV tender on the occasion of the upgraded Irish Lights headquarters and marine operations depot located in Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
The Muglins light off Dalkey which marks the southern approaches of Dublin Bay has recently been inspected and recieved routine maintenance, writes Jehan Ashmore. According to the Commissioners of Irish Lights, the light is an effective and conspicuous aids to…
Spectacular Sea Views on Hook Head Lighthouse Tour
Rounding the bend in the road that leads to the Hook Head Lighthouse you immediately know you have arrived at a unique place of beauty and history writes Mary Malone with photography by Bob Bateman. Hook Lighthouse rises skyward showing…
Pictured (L- R) is James Eyre, commercial director of Titanic Quarter Ltd,  Councillor Peter McReynolds, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Kerrie Sweeney, chief executive of Titanic Foundation and Mark O’Donnell from the Department for Communities
Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Peter McReynolds, has attended an event today to welcome the Belfast Buoys to their new home in Titanic Quarter, where they will remain on permanent display. The buoys were given to Belfast City Council…
There has been a lighthouses established at the Old Head of Kinsale since the 17th century
The Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse, made famous for being the nearest point of land (11 miles/18 km) to where the RMS Lusitania was sunk in 1915, was open to the public this weekend writes Bob Bateman. Under the supervision of a…
Fanad Head Lighthouse in Co. Donegal
#lighthouses -  Contributory feedback from marine users of navigational aids is been sought from Irish Lights of its Aids to Navigation provision around the coasts of Ireland.  Every five years, the General Lighthouse Authorities (GLA), comprising Irish Lights, Northern Lighthouse…
Pictured in a visit to Dublin hosted by The Commissioners of Irish Lights is HRH The Princess Royal with Ms Yvonne Shields O’Connor, Chief Executive, Commissioners of Irish Lights and Captain Robert McCabe, Director of Coastal Operations,Commissioners of Irish Lights at The Baily Lighthouse on Dublin Bay
HRH The Princess Royal visited Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Howth in a weekend visit to Dublin Bay. She was visiting in her role as Master of Trinity House as part of the ongoing 150-year relationship between Irish Lights and the Lighthouse…
The small red hulled workboat, James, was used to assist in work carried out at the Kish Lighthouse in Dublin Bay. The vessel is fitted with a bow loading ramp and is seen with a navigational aid on deck while in Dublin Bay inbound for Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
#Lighthouses - A workboat operating from Dun Laoghaire Harbour which was used to assist the Commissioners of Irish Lights has completed duties offshore at the Kish Lighthouse, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Westport registered workboat, James, Afloat spotted since the summer…
Commissioners of (Irish Lights) aids to navigation tender, ILV Granuaile at anchor in the vessel's homeport of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The tender's aft-deck is equipped with a Liebherr 20 tonne (SWL) safe working load crane
#Lighthouses - The Research and Radionavigation team (R&RNAV) that supports the three General Lighthouse Authorities (GLAs) of the UK and Ireland - Irish Lights, the Northern Lighthouse Board and Trinity House will now be known as GLA Research and Development (GRAD).…
WW1 Beacons of Light: One of Trinity House's participating lighthouses of the 'Battle's Over' event is Flamborough Head Lighthouse, England which was built in 1806 and automated in 1996.
#Lighthouses - The recent documentary series,'Great Lighthouses of Ireland' clearly demonstrated the critical role that lighthouse keepers once played for the Commissioners of Irish Lights, one of three General Lighthouse Authorities (GLA) of the UK and Ireland.  The other partners…
Irish Lights Through A Changing Ireland Subject Of New Exhibition In Dun Laoghaire
‘Safety at Sea Through War and Upheaval’ is the title of an exhibition now running at the dlr Lexicon in Dun Laoghaire, highlighting the history of Ireland’s lighthouses between the years 1911 and 1923. Using resources from the Irish Lights…
Th iconic Fastnet Rock Lighthouse off the south-west tip of Ireland is among many lighthouses featured in the new four-part documentary series.
#Lighthouses - Irish Lights has announced its involvement in a four-part documentary series with RTE 1 that tells the story of Ireland’s lighthouses and the associated aids to navigation network around the island of Ireland and the vital role it…
The Milky Way observed from Hook Lighthouse
#Lighthouses - The most spectacular meteor shower of the year takes place in Ireland each August – and Hook Lighthouse will be the place to see it. At the world’s oldest original working lighthouse, the dark skies at the tip…
Gar Heffernan holding the winning image of Hook Head (Lighthouse) Co. Wexford, the scene captured the essence of summer fun at our lighthouses.
#Lighthouses - It is more than eight weeks ago when Bobby Kerr, Chair of Great Lighthouses of Ireland helped kick off summer in fine style when he announced the ‘Great Lighthouse, Great Fun’ photography competition. The competition was held to…

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