Ireland. Visitor numbers up at Loop Head Lighthouse

Friday, 07 October 2016


A record number of people visited Loop Head Lighthouse in County Clare during 2016.

Figures from Clare County Council show that 27,274 people visited the lighthouse during the opening period up to Sunday 2 October compared to 27,010 during the same period in 2015.

The increase in visitors represents the 5th successive annual increase in visitor numbers at the West Clare landmark.

Clare County Council, which manages the Lighthouse in conjunction with the Commissioner of Irish Lights (CIL), first opened the popular visitor attraction to the public in 2011.

Loop Head Lighthouse, which is steeped in history and rich in maritime heritage with its origins dating back to the 1670s, is a landmark location on the Loop Head Heritage Trail. It is also one of two Signature Discovery Points in County Clare along the route of the Wild Atlantic Way and is one of 12 Great Lighthouses of Ireland. 

Mark Dunphy

Communications Officer

Clare County Council

Áras Contae an Chláir,

New Road, Ennis Clare


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Last Updated ( Friday, 07 October 2016 )