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Irish Lights has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Engineering Design Manager. This role will primarily be based in our Dun Laoghaire Office with periodic travel to some of the most stunning locations around the coast of Ireland. THE ROLEAs…
Irish Lights is recruiting for an Operations Officer and Deck Supervisors on board our multi-purpose DP 1 vessel, Granuaile. The ship’s crews work a time on time off roster. There are two Deck Supervisors positions, one for each duty period.…
NLV Pharos will be berthed in the Manx capital while alongside the Victoria
Northern Lighthouse Board's NLV Pharos, one of two ships that service and maintain lighthouses and marine Aids to Navigation in Scotland and the Isle of Man, will be in Douglas Harbour to hold Open Days for the public this weekend…
Irish Lights conference ‘Navigating to 2050 – A safe and sustainable maritime future’ to be held in November at Dublin Castle
The Commissioners of Irish Lights has announced a major conference ‘Navigating to 2050 – A safe and sustainable maritime future’. The two-day conference will be held in Dublin Castle on 15-16 November 2022 and a virtual attendance will also be…
Loop Head Lighthouse
In Co. Clare the Loop Head Lighthouse Visitor Experience has swung open its doors for the first time in two years following a €1.2m upgrade. Located at the mouth of the Shannon Estuary with its origins dating back to the 1670s, the…
Clare Island Lighthouse on stunning Clew Bay. Co. Mayo
The 'Great Lighthouses of Ireland' (see story) brought to you by Irish Lights, invites you to celebrate long summer days by following your very own lighthouse trail and be in with a chance to win a 7-night lighthouse road trip…
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Irish Lights is recruiting for a Local Contact in Castletownbere. This part-time role is a critical and responsible position that provides an essential service to our coastal communities. The role is also responsible for carrying out ground support for Search…
Master mariner Capt Robert McCabe
Master mariner Capt Robert McCabe has been appointed to chair the Government’s first seafood/offshore renewable energy working group. The two-year appointment was confirmed by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien. Delays in establishing the working group had…
Valentia Island lighthouse in County Kerry features in the Great Lighthouses of Ireland, programme three on Sunday, May 22nd, RTÉ One
Great Lighthouses of Ireland (series two, programme three) continues this Sunday, May 22nd 2022 on RTÉ One TV at 6.30 pm Lighthouse technology is constantly evolving, ensuring that lights are as bright as possible for the safety of the mariner…
The Northern Lighthouse Board has been named as a finalist in the Working Families Best Practice Awards. The NLB which is the General Lighthouse Authority for Scotland, is also responsible for the waters surrounding the Isle of Man.
The Northern Lighthouse Board which is responsible for the waters surrounding Scotland and the Isle of Man, has been named as a finalist in the Working Families Best Practice Awards. The NLB has been shortlisted in the category Best for Mental Health…
Irish Lights is recruiting for a Senior Operations Officer (SOO) to fill a challenging and rewarding role on board their multi-purpose DP 1 vessel, Granuaile. THE SHIPILV Granuaile is a multifunctional vessel that primarily operates in the waters around the…
Series two, programme two of The Great Lighthouses of Ireland will feature The Bull Rock on Sunday, May 15th on RTÉ One
The hugely popular* Great Lighthouses of Ireland is back for a second series with more stories about the lighthouses around Ireland’s coast and the extraordinary men and women who lived and worked in them, including the lightship keepers whose working…
Starting at the Fastnet (above) off the Co. Cork coast, one of the world’s finest lighthouses, Great Lighthouses of Ireland, series two, programme one airs on Sunday, May 8th, RTÉ One
The hugely popular* Great Lighthouses of Ireland is back for a second series with more stories about the lighthouses around Ireland’s coast and the extraordinary men and women who lived and worked in them, including the lightship keepers whose working…
Commissioners of Irish Lights buoy-laying vessel, ILV Granuaile at Cammell Laird shipyard, where the 2,625t ship underwent an Intermediate dry-docking.  The vessel's homeport is Dun Laoghaire Harbour, where a marine depot is located along with CIL's headquarters.
As previously reported on Afloat, Cammell Laird, the Merseyside shipbuilder and engineering facility has been kept busy with dry-docking a range of ships among them the Commissioners of Irish Lights vessel ILV Granuaile, writes Jehan Ashmore. The aids to navigation vessel…
Northern Lights: The NLV Pharos, a Scottish lighthouse /aids to navigation tender which is at Harland & Wolff, Belfast last week to undergo a scheduled 'Special Survey'. The vessel operated by the Northern Lighthouse Board is seen in the early stages of arrival at Belfast Dock, a dry-dock which measures 335m x 50.29m.
Northern Lighthouse Board’s aids to navigation vessel NLV Pharos which operates in Scottish waters, is currently at Harland & Wolff's Belfast shipyard for a scheduled dry-docking which happens twice in a 5 year-period, writes Jehan Ashmore. Commenting to Afloat, Mike…
Irish Lights is recruiting for an Engineering Operations Manager (Chief Engineer) for a challenging and rewarding management role on board their multi-purpose DP 1 vessel, Granuaile. THE SHIPILV Granuaile is a multifunctional vessel that primarily operates in the waters around…

Irish Lighthouses

Irish Lights is a maritime organisation delivering essential 24/7 safety and navigation services around the coast of Ireland 365 days. Its focus is reliable and cost-effective services which protect people, property and the marine environment, and support marine industry and coastal communities.

Irish Lights is responsible for providing marine aids to navigation under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention. This remit includes: providing and maintaining over 300 general aids to navigation, managing about 4,000 local aids to navigation and marking or removing dangerous wrecks outside harbour areas around Ireland. Irish Lights also provides contract commercial services for ship charter, buoy and marine data services and supports tourism and heritage activities.

Emergency Response: If you notice any aid to navigation is not functioning correctly please contact our 24-hour emergency number 01 280 1996

Great Lighthouses of Ireland

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Fanad Head, Co Donegal
Rathlin West Light, Co Antrim
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The Great Light and Titanic Walkway, Belfast
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