Loop Head Visitor Exhibition
17 May 2012
The enchanting Loop Head 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.
On Friday, 18th May 2012, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will officially open the Loop Head Visitor Exhibition at Loop Head lighthouse. The lighthouse will be open to the public from Saturday May 19th. 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.
Opening Hours: Saturday 19th May to Early September, 10:00 to 17:30 daily.
Admission: €5 per person. Under 12s free.
Facilities: Toilet facilities and light refreshments are available on site.