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Name: Inishowen Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Dunree, , Ireland

Location: Northwest coast of Ireland, County Donegal.

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Managing Organization:
Commissioners of Irish Lights


Contact Address Information:
16 Lower Pembroke Street

A cast iron superstructure was built on top of the original stone tower in 1871 to raise the light by 25 feet. There was originally a second lighthouse at the east point of Inishowen; it was discontinued in 1961.

Tower Height: 75

Height of Focal Plane: 92

Characteristic and Range: Fl(2) WRG 10s - Shown by daylight when fog signal is sounding. Nominal Range: White = 18 nautical miles, Red and Green = 14 nautical miles

Description of Tower: White, conical tower with two black horizontal bands.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Keeper's house.

Date Established: 1837

Date Present Tower Built: 1837

Date Automated: 1979

Fog Signal: Automated horn, two blasts every 30 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.


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