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Celebrating World Marine Aids to Navigation Day today! As Irish Lights join IALA and our international partners to recognise the importance of AtoN's and the people that keep them operational in turn keeping our maritime channels safe. Above AFLOAT adds is a navigation bouy been handled at the aft deck on board Irish Light's tender ILV Granuaile.
Transportation by sea is the most important means of connecting Ireland to international markets, according to one of Ireland’s leading maritime authorities. Speaking on IALA World Aids to Navigation Day (AtoN) on Wednesday, July 1, the CEO of Irish Lights,…
Irish Lights have made a video to pay tribute to the work of health care workers (scroll down for video)
The national crisis has brought an increasing focus and appreciation of just how vital the role of lighthouses and essential maritime safety services is to maintain the security of supply chains and the commercial survival of our island, say the…
Irish Lights continues to provide essential services to maritime trade during the COVID-19 crisis. Their tender vessel ILV Granuaile along with coastal teams provide maintenance for marine aids to navigation, vital for the safe movement of food, fuel, medical, hygiene and other supplies. Afloat adds the tender is seen at the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse off the Co. Cork coast.
The Commissioners of Irish Lights continues to provide essential services to maritime trade for Ireland, north and south during the Covid-19 crisis.  In an update yesterday on operational activity, Irish Lights announced that their ILV Granuaile and coastal teams provide…
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Kieran Crowley, Chairman and Yvonne Shields O’Connor, CEO, Irish Lights at the Baily Lighthouse on the Howth Peninsula in north Co. Dublin.
The Commissioners of Irish Lights were also delighted to welcome The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge yesterday to the Baily Lighthouse, Howth Peninsula (see story: Marine Institute) as part of the UK Royal couple's first official visit to Ireland which…
The Great Light is a curved glass interpretive structure designed to resemble a lighthouse lantern room
At the end of the 500 metre Titanic Walkway which connects the Titanic and Olympic Slipways to the Alexandra Dock in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, proudly sits The Great Light, a curved glass interpretive structure designed to resemble a lighthouse lantern…
Rubjerg Knude as seen in July 2018
A lighthouse in Denmark that was first lit in 1900 has been moved further inland on special rails to protect it from coastal erosion. TheJournal.ie reports on the 23-metre-tall Rubjerg Knude, which was deactivated in 1968 yet remains a popular…
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.…
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…
#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…
#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).…

Irish Lighthouses

Irish Lights is a maritime organisation delivering essential 24/7 safety and navigation services around the coast of Ireland 365 days. Its focus is reliable and cost-effective services which protect people, property and the marine environment, and support marine industry and coastal communities.

Irish Lights is responsible for providing marine aids to navigation under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention. This remit includes: providing and maintaining over 300 general aids to navigation, managing about 4,000 local aids to navigation and marking or removing dangerous wrecks outside harbour areas around Ireland. Irish Lights also provides contract commercial services for ship charter, buoy and marine data services and supports tourism and heritage activities.

Emergency Response: If you notice any aid to navigation is not functioning correctly please contact our 24-hour emergency number 01 280 1996

Great Lighthouses of Ireland

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The Great Light and Titanic Walkway, Belfast
Hook, Co Wexford
Ballycotton, Co Cork
Galley Head, Co Cork
Valentia Island, Co Kerry
Loop Head, Co Clare
Clare Island, Co Mayo
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