Commissioners of Irish Lights
This lighthouse replaced an 1814 lighthouse that was built too high and was often obscured by clouds.
Tower Height: 100
Height of Focal Plane: 236
Characteristic and Range: 2 white flashes every 10 seconds, also exhibited by day when the fog signal is sounding; nominal range 25 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Conical tower with alternating black and white horizontal bands.
This light is operational
c. 1665: Cottage-style lighthouse (remains can still be seen); 1814: 42-foot lighthouse (known as the Old Halpin Lighthouse, ruins can still be seen).
Date Established: c.1665
Date Present Tower Built: 1853
Date Automated: 1987
Fog Signal: 1893: three cannons.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
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