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Tarbet (Ness) (CIL)
Photo with kind permission of the Irish Lighthouse Board

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Position: 5235.30' North  921.46' West
Location: Between Scattery Island & Little Samphire Island, Shannon
Lighthouse tower built: 1834
Composition of tower:  Granite
George Halpin (snr)
Builder:  Ballast Board
Height of tower:  54 ft (16.5 m)
Focal plane of light: 58 ft (17.7 m) above mean high water
Light first lit:  November 1834
Original Light characteristic: Fixed white light
Original Visible range of light: nominal 13 nautical miles.
Present Light Characteristic: Isophase White & Red 4 seconds


Tarbert Lighthouse is a rock based station located between Little Samphire Island and Scattery Island near the River Shannon.

It was designed by George Halpin (Snr) and built by the Ballast Board between 1833- 34. The light was first lit in November 1834 and classed as a third order establishment.

Today it is maintained by Shannon Estuary Ports.