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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

Website: http://www.cil.ie/flat_areaEQLlighthousesAMPLighthouseIDEQL44_entry.html

Notes:
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.

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

Directions:
See www.mizenhead.ie/feedback.htm for directions.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

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