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Blacksod Lighthouse
An Fód Dubh, Co. Mayo
Family friendly
Free car parking
Rainy days
After 150 years, a truly unique experience opens at Blacksod Lighthouse, Blacksod, County Mayo. Visitors can now enter the lighthouse by guided tour and climb its tower. This immersive experience will bring alive stories of D-day and lighthouse calamities.

Blacksod Lighthouse has steadfastly stood shining bright over Blacksod Point for over 150 years. Although the lighthouse keepers have left and it's now fully automated, story keepers have taken over the reigns of this great lighthouse.

Guided tours will take you through the new visitor centre, bring alive lighthouse life as it was for the keepers and their families, and guide you through the rich history of Ireland’s great lighthouses and aids to navigation.

Blacksod is a rare opportunity to visit a working lighthouse.

Enjoy a coffee after your tour at the adjacent Coffee Pod and stroll along the working Blacksod Pier.

Why we like it
  • Take a guided tour inside the Blacksod Lighthouse.
  • Discover the history of the Blacksod Lighthouse and the lighthouse keepers daily life.
  • Enjoy Spectacular views out over Blacksod Bay. 
  • Enjoy a coffee from the Coffee Pod after your tour.
Contact details
Blacksod Lighthouse, R313, Fallmore,Blacksod,Mayo,Republic of Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

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