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Valentia Lighthouse

Valentia Lighthouse

Southwest Ireland | County Kerry

The Valentia Lighthouse is located within Cromwell Fleetwood Fort from 17th century (decommissioned in 1669). It was established at the initiative of the Right Honorary Maurice Fitzgerald, Knight of Kerry, and designed by George Halpin Senior, one of the most famous civil engineers of the time. The first light flashed here on 1st of February 1841 and until today safely guides vessels to Valentia Harbour. The lighthouse was operated by single Lightkeeper, who lived with his family on the site. In 1947 Valentia Lighthouse was transformed to automatic operation with a part-time Attendant appointed to look after the station. As a part of "Great Lighthouses of Ireland" it's one of 12 lighthouses open to the public. Guided tour includes visit to the Lightkeeper's house and lighthouse tower, where from its balcony you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding area. There is also megalithic standing stone situated within the lighthouse grounds.

    • Easter to September:
      • Tue - Sat: 11-18
    • July & August:
      • Daily: 11-18
    • Opening hours depends on weather
    • Adult: €5
    • Senior/Student: €4.50
    • Child: €2.50
    • Family(2+3): €15
    • Phone: +353 (0)66 9476985
  • CAR PARK :
    • Yes

Photos from Valentia Lighthouse