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Name: Skerries Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Holyhead, , United Kingdom

Location: Off north coast of Wales.

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Photo: Tony Denton

Managing Organization:
Trinity House


This was the last privately-built lighthouse to be bought by Trinity House. It was modified in 1804 to accommodate an oil lamp; before that a coal fire was burned in an open grate on the tower.

Tower Height: 75

Height of Focal Plane: 118

Characteristic and Range: 2 flashes every 10 seconds, visible for 22 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, conical tower with central red horizontal band.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1717

Date Present Tower Built: 1717

Date Automated: 1987

Fog Signal: Automated horn, 2 blasts every 20 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Accessible by boat only.


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