Ray of light for tourism in the west
Loop Head Lighthouse has been described as a solitary sentinel overlooking a vast coastline at one of the most scenic locations in Ireland.
Yesterday, the 19th Century building opened its doors to the public for the first time.
Located at the tip of the Loop Head Peninsula, which is the furthest point west on the Clare coastline, the 341-year-old building is hosting a trial visitor scheme until the end of August.
Ger Dollard, director of services of Clare County Council said the opening of the lighthouse to members of the public will help to further strengthen the tourism sector in the area
Adult admission is €3 and children under 12 can go for free. The lighthouse opens from 10am to 4pm daily.