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Name: Mizen Head Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Goleen, , Ireland

Location: Cloghnane Island, SW corner of Ireland, County Cork.

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Photo: Tony Denton

Managing Organization:
Commissioners of Irish Lights


A fog signal station was established here in 1909; the light was added in 1959.

Tower Height: 13

Height of Focal Plane: 180

Characteristic and Range: White light, 2 seconds off, 2 seconds on.

Description of Tower: White octagonal stone tower with no lantern, attached to fog signal building.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Keeper's house, outbuildings.

Date Established: 1909

Date Present Tower Built: 1959

Date Automated: 1993

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

The Mizen Tourism Cooperative Society maintains a visitors center on the mainland and exhibits at the keeper's quarters. See for details.

See for directions.

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