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Roches Point Lighthouse in Cork Harbour Opens to the Public on 200th Anniversary

6th June 2017
The weekend marked the 200th anniversary of the lighting of the first light at Roche's Point The weekend marked the 200th anniversary of the lighting of the first light at Roche's Point Credit: Bob Bateman

To mark the 200th anniversary of the lighting of the first light at Roches Point at the entrance to Cork Harbour, the lighthouse was opened to the public on Saturday, 4 June. 

In the birthday celebrations, Cork Harbour Heritage Alliance in association with the Commissioners of Irish Lights visitors had access to the lighthouse compound where former lighthouse keepers were at hand to guide and inform. There was also controlled entry to the lighthouse balcony for able bodied adults and several other viewing areas around the compound to take in the stunning views. There was an exhibition explaining the involvement of the US Navy in Cork Harbour during WWI.

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