Loop Head Lighthouse is located on Loop Head, a headland on the north side of the mouth of the River Shannon, in County Clare in the west of Ireland.
There has been a lighthouse at Loop Head since 1670, originally a signal fire on the roof of a single-storey cottage (which can still be seen on the grounds), where the lightkeeper lived.
The present tower, which stands 23 metres high, was built in 1854. The range of the light is 23 nautical miles and its ‘character’ is a white light flashing four times in 20 seconds. The operation was converted to electricity in 1871, and automated in 1991.
In 2010, the Loop Head peninsula was awarded a European Destinations of Excellence Award, which is an EU accolade for emerging tourism destinations which are developing in a responsible and sustainable manner.
In 2013, Loop Head was named the “Best Place to Holiday in Ireland” by The Irish Times, and was shortlisted in the Best Destination category at the World Responsible Tourism awards.
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Slea Head is a well known and recognisable landmark and a very scenic viewpoint, with dramatic views of the Blasket Islands, in coumty Kerry.
On the 11 March 1982, the Spanish container ship, Ranga, was wrecked at Dunmore Head, close to Slea Head, after losing power in a storm.
Just to the northwest of Slea Head is Dunmore Head, the westernmost point of Ireland.
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