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Lighthouse Tender Carries Out Replenishment at Sea with Naval Service
#JOINT EXERCISE – A replenishment at sea exercise (RAS) was carried out between the ILV Granuaile of the Commissioners of Irish Lights and the Naval Service CPV L.É. Ciara (P42) earlier this week. The exercise is part of ongoing cooperation…
Software Firm Moves Into Baily Lighthouse
#LIGHTHOUSES - A software firm specialising in emergency response technology has made its new home at the Baily Lighthouse in Dublin Bay, according to The Irish Times. The Howth Head lighthouse is the last in the State to become fully…
Cork Dockyard Carries Out Docking Survey of Lighthouse Tender
#DOCKING SURVEY– The Commissioners of Irish Lights aids to navigation tender ILV Granuaile (2000/2,625grt) is currently at Cork Dockyard Ltd undergoing her scheduled docking survey, writes Jehan Ashmore. The tender built in Romania over a decade ago and fitted out…
Another Lightship Extinguished into History
#LIGHTSHIPS – As each day passes, quite literally chunks of Irish maritime heritage are been rapidly consigned to history, as work on scrapping the former lightship ALF Skua takes place on the North Quay in Arklow, writes Jehan Ashmore. As…
Irish Lights Headquarters to Open to the Public
#OPEN HOUSE- The Commissioners of Irish Lights headquarters in Dun Laoghaire Harbour is to be made open to the public with tours on Sunday (7 October) as part of the annual Open House Weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. The iconic landmark…
Loop Head Lighthouse To Open On Weekends During September
Clare County Council has announced that Loop Head Lighthouse will remain open to members of the public each weekend during the month of September. The extension of the opening period follows on from a successful summer season that has seen…
Loop Head Lighthouse Proves Major Tourism Draw
#lighthouse – Up to Monday (13 August 2012), 9691 adults and 2870 children had visited the historic West Clare landmark at Loop Head. Clare County Council, along with Shannon Development, Loop Head Tourism and the Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL),…
Loop Head Lighthouse Hits the Air Waves
#lighthouse – Loop Head Lighthouse in County Clare will be amongst hundreds of lighthouses and lightships worldwide to participate in a unique event aimed at promoting public awareness of lighthouses and lightships and their need for preservation and restoration. The…
Shields Leads New Era for Commissioners of Irish Lights
#LIGHTHOUSES - Making strides in renewable energy and working in harmony with the country's marine resources are top of the agenda for the Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) under new chief executive Yvonne Shields. Though its main focus will remain…
New Twitter Buoy Starts Tweeting
#twitterbuoy – Up to the minute information on the progress of the 39,000 mile Volvo Ocean Race – headed for Galway in three weeks time – will be "tweeted" to millions around the world from a high tech "Twitter Buoy"…
Taoiseach Opens Loop Head Lighthouse
#LIGHTHOUSES – Taoiseach Enda Kenny, T.D., today officially opened the new exhibition at Loop Head Lighthouse and launched the 2012 visitor season at the historic West Clare tourist attraction. Loop Head Lighthouse, located at the mouth of the Shannon Estuary,…
New West Cork Lighthouse Casts An International Light
#NEW IRISH LIGHTHOUSE – The first lighthouse of a new generation to dot the Irish coastline was officially 'switched-on' at Roancarrigmore, a small island marking the eastern entrance to Castletownbere Co. Cork, writes Jehan Ashmore. The ceremony was performed by…
Taoiseach to Open Exhibition at Loop Head Lighthouse
#LOOP HEAD LIGHTHOUSE – An Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to officially open a new exhibition at the Loop Head Lighthouse and to launch the 2012 visitor season at the west Clare tourist attraction on 18th May. The Clare Herald also…
Arklow Newbuild’s Link to Former Irish Lights Tender
#FORMER IRISH LIGHTS TENDER -With the Guardian 8 preparing to set sail from her builders homeport of Arklow this month, as previously reported on, her owners Gardline Marine Services also operate a former Commissioners of Irish Lights tender, writes…
Loop Head Lighthouse Will Open To Public in 2012
#LIGHTHOUSES - Loop Head Lighthouse in Co Clare, is set to re-open to the public later this year following a successful trial scheme last summer. As The Irish Times reports, Clare County Council opened the lighthouse for an 11-week trial…
Lighthouse Lecture by Kilmacanogue History Society
#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.…

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