St Johns Point is an Irish lighthouse located at Killough in County Down in Northern Ireland. This amazing lighthouse, with its bright yellow and black stripes, is now fully automated and offers travellers the possibility of renting rooms in the former lighthouse keepers’ apartments. An old-fashioned way of life, to the rhythm of the sea and the ocean!
The St John’s Point would have been designed in 1844 by George Halpin, one of the most famous civil engineers of the time. Initially painted white, it would not be until 1954 that the lighthouse would be equipped with yellow and black stripes.
Reaching more than 40 metres in height, it would be the tallest lighthouse built on land in Ireland. (Fastnet Rock being the highest lighthouse built at sea).
For the record, the first tests of the Titanic were carried out around St Johns Point: the lighthouse would have guided the liner during its first tests!
Nowadays automated, it is one of the essential lighthouses in Ireland, allowing efficient guidance of approaching boats.
every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.