Commissioners of Irish Lights
The National Millennium Committee awarded a grant for the restoration of the keeper's house at this lighthouse in 1999. The lighthouse was originally built inside a fort.
Tower Height: 49
Height of Focal Plane: 54
Characteristic and Range: Fl WR 2s (fl 0.5, ec1.5 = 2s)
Description of Tower: Conical stone tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1841
Date Present Tower Built: 1841
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Valentia Island is accessible via bridge from Portmagee or by ferry from Cahirciveen.