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Valentia Lighthouse on the North Atlantic Ocean

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Cromwell Point on Valentia Island is home to Valentia lighthouse


Valentia lighthouse was originally built on a 17th century fort. It was designed by George Halpin Senior and first opened in 1841. Up until 1947 a lighthouse keeper lived on site. Today its operation is fully automated.

Today Valentia Lighthouse is open to the public 11am - 6pm, 7 days a week. You can climb the internal staircase and walk around the top of the tower just below to light. There is a small cafe and museum in the lighthouse keepers residence.

A fossilised footprint of a dinosaur dating back 300 million years is visible from the lighthouse and Glanleam Standing Stone sits proudly beside the Lighthouse.

Valentia Lighthouse on Valentia Island should be included in any visit to the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way

Valentia Lighthouse on Cromwell Point

Valentia Lighthouse on Cromwell Point

Tourists visiting Valentia Lighthouse

Tourists visiting Valentia Lighthouse

Valentia Lighthouse

Valentia Lighthouse

Access to Valentia Lighthouse

Access to Valentia Lighthouse

Glanleam Standing Stone

Glanleam Standing Stone

Views from Valentia Lighthouse

Views from Valentia Lighthouse

Views from Valentia Lighthouse

Views from Valentia Lighthouse

Valentia Lighthouse

Valentia Lighthouse

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Entry fees, opening hours and other information is correct as of publishing, August 2017.


   

Valentia Lighthouse on Valentia Island

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