Check out new RTÉ series ‘Great Lighthouses of Ireland’!

Check out new RTÉ series ‘Great Lighthouses of Ireland’!

Telling the fascinating story of Ireland’s lighthouses and their continuing importance in modern Irish life, the brand new series ‘Great Lighthouses of Ireland’ is as compelling as it is beautifully-shot.

Episode one of the four-part series featured stunning footage of many of the 12 Great Lighthouses of Ireland. It also included the story of Wexford’s historic Hook Head, the country’s very first lighthouse, and revealed just why so many keepers loved being stationed at Ballycotton. While episode two revealed how Ireland became a world leader in lighthouse engineering. Often working in hostile and treacherous natural locations, Ireland’s lighthouse engineers and builders used great ingenuity to achieve what seemed practically impossible. Episode three revealed the momentous chapters of history that our lighthouses were witness to, from shipwrecks to both World Wars.

Watch episodes one, two and three on the RTÉ Player to enjoy breathtaking footage of and fantastic stories about Galley Head, Ballycotton, St John’s Point (Co. Down), Fanad Head, Rathlin West Light and Hook Head.

Tune in to RTÉ One on Sunday 21st October, 6.30pm, for the final episode.


Win a lighthouse day out!

We have family passes to any Great Lighthouses of Ireland attraction* and beautifully-illustrated calendars to give away to 10 lucky winners!

Simply answer the following question:

Which county is Loop Head Lighthouse in?

Send your answer along with your contact details to by October 19th 2018**

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* Subject to opening times and availability.

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