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Name: Loophead Lighthouse  

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Also known as: Loop Head

Nearest Town or City:
Kelbaha, , Ireland

Location: Mouth of the River Shannon, County Clare.

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Photo: Steve G. Bryan

Managing Organization:
Commissioners of Irish Lights


Tower Height: 75

Height of Focal Plane: 276

Characteristic and Range: Fl (4) W 20s, nominal range 23 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, conical tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
c. 1670: stone cottage with brazier for a coal fire on roof; replaced by new lighthouse in 1802. Part of a wall of the original cottage survives.

Date Established: 1670

Date Present Tower Built: 1854

Date Automated: 1991

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Nearby Lodging: One of the keeper's houses is available for vacation rental. See


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