Commissioners of Irish Lights
This is Ireland's tallest lighthouse. It has been called the "Teardrop of Ireland" because it was the last bit of Ireland seen by many emigrants leaving for the U.S.
Tower Height: 176
Height of Focal Plane: 160
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds, also exhibited by day when the fog signal is sounding; nominal range 27 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Conical granite tower.
This light is operational
1854: Cast iron tower. (The lower part still stands; it was retained as an oil house.)
Date Established: 1854
Date Present Tower Built: 1904
Date Automated: 1989
Fog Signal: Automated horn, 4 blasts every 60 seconds.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
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