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Name: St. John's Point Light (County Down)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Killough, , United Kingdom

Location: Entrance to Dundrum Bay, County Down, Northern Ireland.

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Photo: Tony Denton

Managing Organization:
Commissioners of Irish Lights


The 1844 lighthouse was raised in height from 45 feet in 1893. The Titanic did her initial sea trials near here. The Irish Landmark Trust is becoming involved in the preservation of this station.

Tower Height: 130

Height of Focal Plane: 120

Characteristic and Range: Two quick white flashes every 7.5 seconds, also auxiliary light (focal plane 45 feet) with flash every 3 seconds, white and red sectors.

Description of Tower: Conical tower with black and yellow bands.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1844

Date Present Tower Built: 1844

Date Automated: 1981

Fog Signal: 2 blasts every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.


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