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Nearest Town or City:
Crookhaven, , Ireland

Location: About 3 miles SW of Ireland's most southerly point, Cape Clear.

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Photo: British Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society

Managing Organization:
Commissioners of Irish Lights


This is Ireland's tallest lighthouse. It has been called the "Teardrop of Ireland" because it was the last bit of Ireland seen by many emigrants leaving for the U.S.

Tower Height: 176

Height of Focal Plane: 160

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds, also exhibited by day when the fog signal is sounding; nominal range 27 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical granite tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1854: Cast iron tower. (The lower part still stands; it was retained as an oil house.)

Date Established: 1854

Date Present Tower Built: 1904

Date Automated: 1989

Fog Signal: Automated horn, 4 blasts every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

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