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Name: Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Lispatrick, , Ireland

Location: Old Head Point, south coast of Ireland, County Cork.

Click to enlarge: Photo   
Photo: Steve G. Bryan

Managing Organization:
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

Earlier Towers?
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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