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Loop Head lighthouse is a great place to go in ireland

There has been a lighthouse at Loop Head since 1670, originally a signal fire on the roof of a single-storey cottage (which can still be seen on the grounds), where the lightkeeper lived.

The present tower, which stands 23 metres high, was built in 1854. The range of the light is 23 nautical miles and its ‘character’ is a white light flashing four times in 20 seconds. The operation was converted to electricity in 1871, and automated in 1991.

For the 2014 season the lighthouse is open to the public every day from April 19th  through to August 31st, from 10am to 6pm. Please check with Clare County Council on this link  for September opening times as they operate the facility.

Visitors can take a guided tour up the tower and go out onto the balcony, from where, weather permitting, you can see south as far as the Blasket Islands and north to the Twelve Pins in Connemara.

Admission is Adults €5, Children €2, Family Ticket €12 (2 adults and up to 3 children).

Be prepared to queue at weekends in high season.

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4 comments on Loop Head Lighthouse

  1. Dee Shannon

    Hello. Is the lighthouse open this weekend and if so what time on Sunday?

    Thank you

    • Trea

      Hi Dee,
      Loop Head Lighthouse will remain open each day from 10am -5.30pm up to an including Sunday 15th September.
      Many thanks.

  2. Caroline

    Hello,

    I’m Caroline from a french tour operator,

    I organise trip for french school.

    For 2014, one of my group would like to do the lighthouse.

    I would greatly appreciate to get the following details in order to optimise our collaboration and to avoid any misunderstanding.

    2013 School group rates : U16 O16 Leaders

    2014 school group rates : U16 O16 Leaders

    booking email address :

    Means of payment : CHEQUE / VOUCHER / BANK TRANSFER

    BANK DETAILS /

    Thanks a lot

    • Trea

      Hi Caroline. You need to contact the lighthouse management staff directly through Clare Council. Siobhan Garvey is the contact SGarvey@clarecoco.ie.
      Enjoy your trip to the Loop Head Peninsula. There is lots to do for a group like yours. Take a look at here: http://www.loophead.ie/irish-attractions-to-do-see/ to get an idea of the other activities on offer.

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