Embrace the Elements

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.

Lighthouse Locations

  • Blackhead, Co. Antrim (accommodation)
  • Rathlin West Light, Co. Antrim
  • Loop Head, Co. Clare (accommodation)
  • Ballycotton, Co. Cork
  • Fastnet Lighthouse, Co. Cork
  • Galley Head, Co. Cork (accommodation)
  • Fanad Head, Co. Donegal (accommodation)
  • St. John’s Point, Co. Donegal (accommodation)
  • St. John’s Point, Co. Down (accommodation)
  • Great Light, Co. Antrim
  • Valentia Island, Co. Kerry
  • Clare Island, Co. Mayo (accommodation)
  • Hook, Co. Wexford
  • Wicklow Head, Co. Wicklow (accommodation)
  • RainRaiBreath-taking coastal views at locations around the country
  • Visitors get the chance to appreciate the marine wildlife in their habitats while seeing how the seas have shaped the coast line
  • Discover the technology at work in lighthouses today and in days gone by
  • Meet the lighthouse keepers and people who are passionate about these unique places
  • Visit or stay for a memorable and unique experience
  • All members are passionate about what they do and eager to encourage interest and curiosity about their lighthouses
Open dates and times vary

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


Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

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.

ACCOLADES & AWARDS: Finalist – Best Leisure Tourism Innovation, Irish Tourism Awards 2017

  • Silver Award – Best Innovation in Responsible Tourism, Irish Responsible Tourism Awards 2016
  • Short list Marine Tourism Award, Marine Industry Awards 2016
  • Silver Award Brand Identity, Design Awards, IDI 2015
Getting There

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.

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Contact Great Lighthouses of Ireland

Various locations throughout the Island of Ireland

E: info@greatlighthouses.com
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Always Check Opening Dates and Times

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.