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Loop Head (CIL)
Photo with kind permission of the Irish Lighthouse Board


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Position:  5233.7' N 955.9' 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 
Automated: 1995


History:
The first lighthouse on Loophead was one of four known Irish stone vaulted cottage type lights built about 1670.