Commissioners of Irish Lights
This lighthouse replaced a lightship; there had been a lightship in the vicinity since 1811. The lighthouse was erected like a telescope -- It was sunk on the ocean bottom and then extended to its full height.
Tower Height: 102
Height of Focal Plane: 95
Characteristic and Range: 2 white flashes every 20 seconds, exhibited by day and by night; nominal range 22 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White and red tower on concrete caisson.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1965
Date Present Tower Built: 1965
Date Automated: 1992
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Accessible by boat only.
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