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Name: Blackhead Light  

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Also known as: Blackhead Antrim Light

Nearest Town or City:
Whitehead, , United Kingdom

Location: North shore of entrance to Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland.

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Photo: Tony Denton

Managing Organization:
Commissioners of Irish Lights/Irish Landmark Trust


The National Millennium Committee awarded a grant for the restoration of the keeper's houses at this station.

Tower Height: 51

Height of Focal Plane: 148

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 3 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, octagonal granite tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1902

Date Present Tower Built: 1902

Date Automated: 1975

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Nearby Lodging: Three former keepers' houses here are available for overnight stays; see


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