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Fanad Head lighthouse

Fanad Head lighthouse

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Voted one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world, Fanad Head lighthouse is 'a must visit' on the Wild Atlantic Way


Fanad Head lighthouse


Situated between Lough Swilly and sandy bay of Mulroy, on the Northern coast of the Fanad Peninsula in North Donegal Fanad Head lighthouse has stood the test of time, shining its 2 beacons of coloured lights since St. Patrick’s day on 17th March in 1817.

Fanad Head lighthouse


George Halpin, a famous civil engineer at the time designed Fanad Head lighthouse and it was constructed at a cost of £2,000. Its lantern has 2 lights, 1 red light that shines out over the sea and 1 white light that shines towards the Fanad Peninsula coastline.

The staircase within the lighthouse, winds 79 steps to the top of the tower and the lighthouse stands 39 metres above sea-level.

Fanad Head lighthouse

Fanad Head lighthouse

Fanad Head lighthouse staircase winds 79 steps to the top

Fanad Head lighthouse staircase winds 79 steps to the top

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Fanad Head lighthouse

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