Fanad Head Lighthouse

“Embrace the wildness of this beautiful location and take a digital detox from the modern world.” Fanad Lighthouse is an iconic working lighthouse at the mouth of Lough Swilly. It has been voted one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world and it’s easy to see why. Photographers regularly capture stunning, atmospheric images of this evocative structure and the surrounding wild coastline.

The lighthouse was designed by George Halpin, one of the prominent civil engineers of the era. The light was first lit on Saint Patrick’s Day 1817, using sperm oil wick lamps and parabolic reflectors, showing red to the Atlantic and white to Lough Swilly. As working lighthouse and Wild Atlantic Way signature point, this is definitely one for the bucket list.

For a truly unique experience, tour the site for the day and experience one of the finest views on Ireland’s West Coast.

Read what others share about their experience

  • Marian Maher
    in the last week
    Great location, fantastic views. Quirky virtual reality show prior to lighthouse visit is very well...
  • K P
    K P
    5 months ago
    A friend and I visited and just managed to catch the last tour of the day. Was pleasantly surprised...
  • Valerie D
    2 weeks ago
    Great views. Great tour guide. Love how they start you off with making a puzzle and a VR...
  • I've been here a few times but sometimes if you get lucky and it can be the most beautiful place to...
  • Lily Wheatley
    9 months ago
    The most beautiful place- one of my favourite views in the whole of our Ireland road trip. A...

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