Mine Head Lighthouse

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Mine Head Lighthouse
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Mine Head Lighthouse is located in Ireland
Mine Head Lighthouse
Mine Head Lighthouse
LocationCounty Waterford, Ireland Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates51°59′34.4″N 7°35′11.1″W / 51.992889°N 7.586417°W / 51.992889; -7.586417Coordinates: 51°59′34.4″N 7°35′11.1″W / 51.992889°N 7.586417°W / 51.992889; -7.586417
Year first constructed1851
Constructionsandstone tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower with a black band
Tower height22 metres (72 ft)
Focal height87 metres (285 ft)
Range12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)[1]
CharacteristicFl (4) W 30s.
Admiralty numberA5778
NGA number6436
ARLHS numberIRE-052
Ireland numberCIL-0340
Managing agentCommissioners of Irish Lights[2]

Mine Head Lighthouse is an excellently preserved operational 19th century lighthouse in An Sean Phobal, County Waterford, Ireland.[3]

George Halpin Senior designed the major light of Mine Head lighthouse. Constructed of red sandstone the structure stands on top of the steep cliffs above the Celtic Sea.[4]


The lighthouse was built in 1851 and has a 22 m (72 ft.) white tower with a black band. It was converted to electricity in September 1964. The beacon flashes white and red every 2.5 sec. and has a range of 52 km (28 nautical miles).[3] A new light with a decreased range of 22.224 km (12 nautical miles) was installed in 2012.[5]

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  1. ^ Mine Head Lighthouse Commissioners of Irish Lights
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Southwestern Ireland (Munster)". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Mine Head Lighthouse". Commissioners of Irish Lights. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Mine Head Lighthouse". Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Notices to Mariners 3 October 2012". Commissioners of Irish Lights. Retrieved 28 January 2015.

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