A blog about Irish Lighthouses past and present and other selected maritime beacons and buoys of interest
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Wicklow Head Low Light (2) Revisited
Following the winding track past the two old High lighthouses and descending to much lower down, we come across this little beauty, looking pretty damn good for being nearly 200 years old. This was the newer low lighthouse, established in 1818 at the same time as the newer high lighthouse, and built, again, by George Halpin Senior.
The tower is 14 meters in height and it stands 37 meters above sea level. The light was converted to oil gas in 1868 and the old gas-producing chimney still stands proudly on the site. The lighthouse became automatic in 1994.