The Old Head Lighthouse and its golf course - © Hugh O'Connor

Old Head Lighthouse

The Old Head Lighthouse and its golf course - © Hugh O'Connor

Informations about Old Head Lighthouse

Location in Ireland Ireland County: County Cork (Republic of Ireland)
Location :
Address : at the southern tip of Old Head

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The Old Head Lighthouse is a 17th century Irish lighthouse based on the Old Head peninsula in Kinsale. Magnificent, this lighthouse overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and offers a sumptuous panorama of the surrounding cliffs!

Visit the Old Head Lighthouse

A lighthouse lost in a postcard landscape!

The Old Head lighthouse is easy to recognize: it is the only point that is easily distinguishable and stands out from the rest of the peninsula. With its black and white rings, it was automated in the late 1990s, and is still in operation today.

The lighthouse also has a few outbuildings below, which were once the home of the lighthouse keepers. Nowadays, these are no longer in use, but can be visited by the general public (only during the summer period). A guide will then present the history of the lighthouse and its sponsor, Robert Reading, who had it built in the 17th century.

Among the anecdotes of the Old Head Lighthouse, the most notable is the fact that it was the closest point to the liner RMS Lusitania, while it was wrecked in 1915.

Practical informations

Adresse Address: at the southern tip of Old Head
Location: (County Cork)

GPS coordinatesGPS : 51.604665,-8.533875

PricePrice* :

7€ per person

*indicative price may vary according to the season and the policy of the establishment.

Opening HoursOpening Hours:

every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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