Poolbeg Lighthouse

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Adresse Location:
Dublin, (County Dublin)

Poolbeg Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Dublin Bay. Easy to recognize with its brick-red facade, it has watched over the various ships approaching Dublin Bay since 1768. Situated at the end of the pier, it is one of the sights to see while taking a walk along the waterfront!

Visit the Poolbeg Lighthouse

A lighthouse rebuilt in the 1820s

The Poolbeg lighthouse was built in 1768 on Dublin’s south quay. Remodernised in 1820, it has the advantage of being centrally located in the bay, giving it an unobstructed view of Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Howth and the mountains of the region.

The lighthouse was automated and has since been managed by the Dublin Port Company, whereas most lighthouses in Ireland are managed by the Irish Commissioners of Lights.

One of its special features is that the Poolbeg lighthouse has been painted in brick red, to better symbolise its location on the port side. Note that another lighthouse in Dublin, located not far from there, is painted green to symbolize its position on the starboard side of the bay.

The Poolbeg lighthouse will allow you to take a nice walk along the quay, while admiring the ocean. Some people come here to cast their lines for a little fishing, while others take advantage of the good weather for a picnic or a nap in the sun.

In any case, the panorama is exceptional when the weather is clear and you can admire postcard-like landscapes if you turn your head towards Howth and its cliffs!

A nice walk in perspective!

Poolbeg Lighthouse
Practical information

Address Address:
in Dublin Bay

Coordonnées GPSGPS:
53.342124, -6.151336

Duration of the visit Duration of the visit:
45 minutes
PricesPrices :


Opening hoursOpening hours:

full access

Poolbeg Lighthouse : the map

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