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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).…
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…
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…
New light – The Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) say the project will deliver significant safety and environmental upgrades while securing structure of the tower
The new light on Fastnet Rock Lighthouse is scheduled to go into operation on schedule on the evening of Monday 2nd July, the Commissioners of Irish Lights has confirmed. The new rotating lantern will have the same character as the…
Good morning to the weekend and also for the May Bank Holiday's 'Great Lighthouse, Great Fun' photographic competition to capture the best of summer fun at one of their great lighthouses.
#Lighthouses - To kick off summer, Great Lighthouses of Ireland invite you to the 'Shine a Light on Summer' Festival this May Bank Holiday weekend and to take part in a 'Great Lighthouse, Great Fun' photographic competition to capture the…
Loop Head Lighthouse in County Clare
Irish Lights today launched a new five-year strategy which maps out its vision for the delivery of next generation maritime services to protect lives, property, trade and the environment, at the organisation’s HQ in Dún Laoghaire. Irish Lights is a…

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

St John's Point, Co Donegal 
Fanad Head, Co Donegal
Rathlin West Light, Co Antrim
Blackhead, Co Antrim
St John’s Point, Co Down
Wicklow Head, Co Wicklow
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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