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Name: Rathlin West Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Ballycastle, , United Kingdom

Location: Western end of Rathlin Island, off north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Managing Organization:
Commissioners of Irish Lights


Tower Height: 60

Height of Focal Plane: 204

Characteristic and Range: Red flash every 5 seconds.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1917

Date Present Tower Built: 1917

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Rathlin Island can be reached by ferry from Ballycastle. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds maintains a bird observatory near the lighthouse; see

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