Irish lighthouses

Visit these giants of the sea, which have been facing the ocean for centuries!

Discover Irish lighthouses

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Irish lighthouses : activities and sites to visit

Mizen Head

Localisation en Irlande
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 3.69/5 (1,751 votes)
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A lighthouse located in a dizzying setting, looking like the end of the world!

Old Head Lighthouse

Localisation en Irlande
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 3.04/5 (27 votes)
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A black and white lighthouse that silently watches over the open sea. Its charm is nice!

Loop Head Lighthouse

Localisation en Irlande
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 3.48/5 (27 votes)
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An Irish lighthouse built on cliffs, facing the ocean!

Skellig Lighthouse

Localisation en Irlande
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 3.00/5 (21 votes)
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The Skellig Lighthouse is an Irish lighthouse located on the island of Michael Skellig, off the coast of County...

Valentia Lighthouse

Localisation en Irlande
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 3.42/5 (19 votes)
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Discover the daily life of a lighthouse, with the one located on the island of Valentia!

Fenit Lighthouse

Localisation en Irlande
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 3.82/5 (17 votes)
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A lighthouse installed on its small island not far from the village of Tralee! A change of scenery!

Howth Lighthouse

Localisation en Irlande
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 4.19/5 (16 votes)
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Interior visit impossible, but its exterior architecture is worth the trip.

Fanad Head

Localisation en Irlande
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 3.44/5 (16 votes)
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A magnificent Irish lighthouse that never ceases to defy the force of the elements in a fabulous natural setting!

Poolbeg Lighthouse

Localisation en Irlande
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 2.92/5 (13 votes)
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A lighthouse from 1768, fully automated nowadays! To discover just a stone's throw from Dublin!

Inisheer’s Lighthouse

Localisation en Irlande
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 4.23/5 (13 votes)
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A lighthouse of the Aran Islands nice to visit! We like its simple and authentic looks!

Sheep’s Head Lighthouse

Localisation en Irlande
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 3.75/5 (12 votes)
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Located at the end of the Peninsula, the small, fully automated lighthouse lives to the rhythm of the tides and the ocean!

Blackhead Lighthouse

Localisation en Irlande
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 3.58/5 (12 votes)
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It is possible to spend an original and unusual night in the lighthouse! A unique experience!


What to expect?

If you like seascapes, then you will undoubtedly love the great lighthouses of Ireland! Magnificent, they silently watch over the coasts and the ships sailing nearby, and have a history that sometimes goes back centuries! Majestic, some can be visited, while others are closed to the public… Here is an overview of the most beautiful Irish lighthouses!

Visit the lighthouses of Ireland

Giants facing the sea

They can be found everywhere in Ireland: along the coasts, near villages, ports and places where boats frequently come and go. There are dozens of Irish lighthouses! Some of them are said to have been built several hundred years ago, while others, much more recent, also add a certain cachet to the landscape.

Most of these giants of the sea can be visited, but it all depends on the season. All of them are now automated, and no longer have lighthouse keepers as in the past. You will then discover how the new lenses work, how to sweep the coast efficiently, and the precarious daily life of the old keepers… A must-see for marine history buffs!