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Loop Head Lighthouse
Loop Head, Co. Clare
Family friendly
Free car parking
Cloudy days
A visit to Loop Head Lighthouse in County Clare offers a fascinating look at days gone by. The proud and beautiful lighthouse on the scenic Loop Head Peninsula is rich in maritime heritage, with origins stretching back to 1670.

Loop Head Lighthouse is a majestic Signature Discovery Point along Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, located on a dramatic cliff girt headland in County Clare, separating the Shannon Estuary from the roaring Atlantic Ocean 90m below.

The first tower lighthouse was built in 1802 and underwent many transformations before being automated in 1991. The lighthouse is now operated by the Commissioners of Irish Lights, and it plays a vital role in maritime safety.

As part of the Great Lighthouses Of Ireland initiative, visitors are invited to learn about its history. Take a tour to enjoy the exhibits in the Lightkeeper’s Cottage and explore the Crow’s Nest. Then, travel up the tower for spectacular ocean views.

Over the years, the area has attracted everyone from birders and dolphin watchers to historians and Star Wars film crews.

Contact details
Loop Head Lighthouse, Kilbaha South, Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

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