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Position:  5147.5' N 815.2' W
Location:  Entrance to Cork Harbour, Co Cork, Ireland
Present Tower Built:  1835
Tower Composition:  Local masonry/stone/concrete
Height of Tower: 49 ft (14.9 m)
George Halpin (snr)
Focal Height of Light:  105 ft (32 m) above mean high water
First Lit:  October 1835
Original Light Characteristic: White Fixed Light
Light Characteristic changed: 2nd order optic /bright 15 seconds eclipsed 5 seconds 1853
Visible Range on clear night: nominal 26 nautical miles
Automated: Not known as this time


The Roche Point light sits on at the site of an old watch tower at the entrance to Cork Harbour.

The present tower and light station replaced a smaller structure that was built in 1817 but later found to be too small for this location.

The old light was dismantled and rebuilt as the Duncannon North Light in 1838.

This new light stands 49 ft (14.9 m)and is 105 ft (32 m) above mean high water.


Roche Point (CIL)
Photo to be updated