Loop Head Lighthouse

Loophead Peninsula, Loophead, Co Clare
Web: www.loophead.ie


  • Loop Head Lighthouse is currently closed and will re-open May 2014 for the 2014 season.
  • For further details regarding opening and bookings for 2014 please contact: sgarvey@clarecoco.ie
  • Visitors have the opportunity to be guided to the top of the lighthouse and take in the magnificant views from the balcony.
  • Admission: 5 per person with under 12s free.
  • Toilet facilities and light refreshments available on site.

The enchanting Loophead Lighthouse is located at the tip of the Loop Head Peninsula which is the furthest point west on the Clare coastline. The wild and rugged Atlantic coastline, contrasting sharply with the sheltered Shannon Estuary truly sets a breathtaking backdrop to this lighthouse. This tower style lighthouse was constructed in 1854 and was operated and maintained by a keeper who lived within the lighthouse compound. In January 1991, the lighthouse was converted to automatic operation and today is in the care of an attendant and is also monitored by the Commissioner of Lights from their base in Dun Laoghaire. 

Visitors have the opportunity to be guided to the top of the lighthouse and take in the magnificant views from the balcony. An informative, interactive exhibition also provides a history of the Lighthouse and allows the visitor to learn how the operation of this Lighthouse has progressed through the years. Admission: €5 per person with under 12’s free. Toilet facilities and light refreshments available on site. For more information on Loophead Lighthouse and the Loophead Penninsula please visit www.loophead.ie.  

Loop Head Lighthouse is currently closed and will re-open May 2014 for the 2014 season. For further details regarding opening and bookings for 2014 please contact: sgarvey@clarecoco.ie.

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