For hundreds of years, lighthouses have helped seafarers find their way. Now they also shine their light on a truly unique experience around the stunning coastline of Ireland.
Find your way to where the land meets the sea. Connect with the spirit and stories of a seafaring past. Be with nature at its wildest and most wonderful. Have a coastal adventure. Or just relax, take time out and stay.
Open Dates and Times:
The Great Lighthouses of Ireland offer different experiences. In some cases they offer the opportunity to stay in these unique locations; in other cases they offer the opportunity to visit and explore the lighthouses. In the listing above, we indicate whether the opportunity is to stay or to visit, or both. In the case of those that operate as a day visitor attraction, we indicate whether they are open year round, or are seasonal.
Admission and accommodation prices:
Accommodation rates and admission prices vary. It’s always best to check the rates at the lighthouse of interest
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: It varies from lighthouse to lighthouse (that are open for day visits). Some facilities at Hook, Valentia and Rathlin.
SHOPPING: Gift shops at Hook, Fanad and Rathlin.
ACCESSIBILITY: Because of the nature of Lighthouses and their location, there are mobility restrictions at many of them.
GROUPS: Group rates are available at lighthouses open to day visitors.
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All the lighthouses are in remote locations, which is part of their uniqueness.
Fanad, Clare Island, Loop Head, St Johns Point (Co. Donegal) & Valentia Island Lighthouses can be found along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Ballycotton Island, Wicklow Head & Hook Lighthouse are located on Irelands Ancient East with Galley Head further along the Cork coast.
In Northern Ireland you can visit Blackhead, Rathlin West Light and St Johns Point (Co Down) Lighthouses.
Various locations throughout the Island of Ireland
‘Your Daily Adventure’ is loved by visitors. Watch out for the Regional Editions on your travels. Each is packed with information on all there is to do, see and enjoy around Ireland. You can also view the online editions right here.
It is always advisable to check the opening dates and times of any attraction or business you intend to visit. Check their website or give them a call.