Loop Head (CIL)
Photo with kind permission of the Irish Lighthouse Board
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Position: 52°33.7' N 9°55.9' W
Location: Remote headland at the extreme north side end of the River Shannon
Present Tower Built: 1854
Tower Composition: local masonry/stone
Height of Tower: 75 ft 6 ins (23 m)
Designer: George Halpin (jnr)
Focal Height of Light: 275 ft 6 ins (84 m) above mean high water
First Lit: New tower summer 1854 (Original cottage light 1670)
Light Characteristic: 4 white flashes every 20 seconds
Visible Range on clear night: nominal 23 nautical miles
Radar Beacon: Morse 'G' on vessel's radar display
The first lighthouse on Loophead was one of four known Irish stone vaulted cottage type lights built about 1670.