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Name: Blackrock Lighthouse (1)  

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Also known as: Blackrock Mayo Lighthouse

Nearest Town or City:
Blacksod, , Ireland

Location: On a small island 11 miles from Blacksod.

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Photo: Mark Stapleton

Managing Organization:
Commissioners of Irish Lights


Contact Address Information:
16 Lower Pembroke Street

This is one is one of the most isolated lighthouses off the Irish coast.

Tower Height: 49

Height of Focal Plane: 282

Characteristic and Range: Fl WR 12s. Nominal Range: White = 20 nautical miles, Red = 16 nautical miles.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1864

Date Present Tower Built: 1864

Date Automated: 1974

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Accessible by boat or helicopter only.

Keepers: Frank Ryan (1939-1942), Walter Coupe (c. 1940), James Cahill (c. 1940), Thomas Murphy (c. 1968)


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