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Name: Charles Fort Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Kinsale Harbour Light

Nearest Town or City:
Kinsale, , Ireland

Location: West side of entrance to Kinsale Harbour, eastern County Cork.

Click to enlarge: Photo   
Photo: Tony Denton

Managing Organization:
Commissioners of Irish Lights


Tower Height: 17

Height of Focal Plane: 60

Characteristic and Range: Flash every 5 seconds, white, red, or green depending on direction.

Description of Tower: Lantern on white equipment building.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1804: Light shown from window in fort.

Date Established: 1804

Date Present Tower Built: ?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Guided tours of Chares Fort are available from mid-April to late October.

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