Locations > Old Head of Kinsale, Lighthouse

The Old Head of Kinsale, (in Irish, An Seancheann) is a headland near Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. An early lighthouse was established here in the 17th century by Robert Reading. It is notable for being the nearest land point to the site of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania in 1915.
This is one of the most stunning locations in Ireland. Wild and windswept it has a drama unsurpassed almost anywhere else. Wild birds soar around and dolphins & whales pass close by at certain times of year.
It’s also one of the higher lighthouses in the County and the views from the top are breathtaking.

Address Lighthouse, Old Head of Kinsale, West Cork, Ireland
Region West Cork
Website www.cil.ie
Telephone +353 1 632 1900
Contact David Bedlow
Email d.bedlow@cil.ie



Coastal / Lighthouse / Rural Landscapes / Sky Lines