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Name: Tuskar Rock Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Tacumshane, , Ireland

Location: St. George's Channel, seven miles from southeastern tip of Ireland.

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Photo: Tony Denton

Managing Organization:
Commissioners of Irish Lights


During the four-year construction of this lighthouse, ten workmen were washed off the rock during a violent storm and another man fell 72 feet to his death. This was the third offshore Irish lighthouse to be electrified (in 1938).

Tower Height: 116

Height of Focal Plane: 108

Characteristic and Range: Two quick white flashes every 7.5 seconds, exhibited by day and by night; nominal range 24 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical granite tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1815

Date Present Tower Built: 1815

Date Automated: 1993

Fog Signal: Automated horn, 4 blasts every 45 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

Keepers: M. Wisheart (c. 1821), C. Hunter (assistant, c. 1821)

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