Commissioners of Irish Lights
The D-Day landings of June 1944 were delayed 24 hours due to the weather forecast from Blacksod Lighthouse.
Tower Height: 40
Height of Focal Plane: 42
Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 7.5 seconds with red sector.
Description of Tower: White lantern atop two-story granite dwelling.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1864
Date Present Tower Built: 1864
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
Keepers: James Joseph Stapleton (1941-1943)