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Name: Rathlin East (High) Light  

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Also known as: Altacarry Head Lighthouse

Nearest Town or City:
Ballycastle, , United Kingdom

Location: Altacarry Head, Rathlin Island, North Channel, Northern Ireland.

Managing Organization:
Commissioners of Irish Lights


There were two lights established at this station in 1856; the lower light was discontinued in 1894 but still stands.

Tower Height: 88

Height of Focal Plane: 243

Characteristic and Range: Fl (4) W 20s. Exhibited throughout 24 hours; nominal range 26 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, conical stone tower with black horizontal band around upper portion, red trim.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1856

Date Present Tower Built: 1856

Date Automated: 1995

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

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