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Position:  5324.0' N 66.4' W
Location:  Pier-head in Howth Harbour, Howth, Co Dublin, Ireland
Present Tower Built:  1818
Tower Composition:  Local stone
George Halpin (snr)
Focal Height of Light:  43 ft (13.1 m) above mean high water
First Lit:  September 1818
Original Light Characteristic: Fixed Red
Visible Range on clear night: nominal 11 nautical miles
Decommissioned: 1982
Present Lighthouse Established: 1982


The Howth light is located on the on the northern shore of Howth Head.

The keeper's quarters in the tower were very cramped, so a separate single-story residence was built in 1821. A second story added to accommodate an extra keeper in 1856.

Howth Harbour was modernized between 1978 and 1983, when the former lighthouse was decommissioned. In 1982 a modern tower built at the end of the East Pier.


Howth Light (CIL)
Photo to be updated