Commissioners of Irish Lights
During the four-year construction of this lighthouse, ten workmen were washed off the rock during a violent storm and another man fell 72 feet to his death. This was the third offshore Irish lighthouse to be electrified (in 1938).
Tower Height: 116
Height of Focal Plane: 108
Characteristic and Range: Two quick white flashes every 7.5 seconds, exhibited by day and by night; nominal range 24 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Conical granite tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1815
Date Present Tower Built: 1815
Date Automated: 1993
Fog Signal: Automated horn, 4 blasts every 45 seconds.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!
Keepers: M. Wisheart (c. 1821), C. Hunter (assistant, c. 1821)