Lighthouses of Ireland beautify coastlines and save lives
The actual and legendary beauty of the Emerald Isle attracts visitors traditionally by sea and -- since the twentieth century -- by air. Various-sized freight, government, passenger, and private vessels still brave Ireland’s rough coastal waters despite the varying currents and temperatures of:
• the Atlantic Ocean on the west;
• the Celtic Sea on the south;
• the Irish Sea on the east;
• Saint George’s Channel on the southeast.
Arrival by sea historically and presently can be a choppy, wild ride whose successful transit is made less stressfully and more purposefully by Éire’s vigilant chain of:
• coastal bonfires during prehistoric times;
• coastal towers during the Roman occupation;
• iron cauldrons during the Dark Ages;
• lighthouses from the twelfth century onward.
Fax: +353 – 1 – 271 – 5566
Physical address: Commissioners of Irish Lights, Harbour Road, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland Telephone: +353 – 1 – 271 – 5400