Lighthouses of Erris
The Four Lighthouses of Erris
From brave adventurers rowing solo across the Atlantic to ariel gunfire attacks from the Luftwaffe, devastating storms which destroyed lanterns, panes, and dwellings to how a weather report changed the course of WW2, our engaging and enthralling tours bring this history to life through storytelling, photographic and media archives and carefully preserved artefacts.
Recounting our history through archives, articles & artifacts
A day trip to visit Blacksod, Broadhaven and the viewing points of the offshore lighthouses of Blackrock and Eagle Island is a scenic and beautiful drive. It takes you from the rocky headlands of the north to the sandy shores of the south Mullet Peninsula. From herds of cattle grazing on the grassy machair hills, the rich abundant flora of the area and the silver sandy beaches which stretch on forever, Erris has everything you need to relax, unwind and reconnect with nature.
Alternately, from Alt. Bunahowen in Glencastle village, all four lighthouse lights are often visible on a clear night. Reliably shining their unique blinking sequence, known as a ‘show’, and guiding sea vessels to a safe harbour, our lighthouses will protect our remotest coastal communities for generations to come.
Immerse yourself in history on a guided tour of Blacksod Lighthouse!
Eagle Island Lighthouse
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