Sun. Jul 21st, 2024

Fanad Head Lighthouse

Phone: (074) 911 6020

Explore Maritime History and Scenic Grandeur at Fanad Head Lighthouse

Fanad Head Lighthouse, a captivating beacon established in 1817, proudly graces a scenic peninsula, offering breathtaking views and a comprehensive visitor center complete with a charming coffee shop.

Embark on an immersive journey by partaking in a guided tour of this operational lighthouse. Ascend to the tower’s pinnacle for a panoramic vista of the surrounding land and sea. For a truly enchanting experience, opt to stay in the original light-keeper’s cottages, providing a unique opportunity to dwell in history.

This iconic lighthouse, positioned at the mouth of Lough Swilly, has earned international acclaim as one of the world’s most beautiful lighthouses. Its architectural splendor is matched only by the outstanding natural beauty of the Fanad peninsula, making it a must-visit destination.

Accommodations at Fanad Lighthouse are available throughout the year in three meticulously restored former light-keeper’s residences. Each abode exudes traditional charm while offering modern comforts, providing an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of contemporary life. Immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of this location, embracing a digital detox amidst the tranquility of nature.

Fanad Lighthouse invites exploration through various tour options, including guided tours, group tours, school tours, and private tours. Secure your spot now for an enriching and captivating voyage of discovery.

Whether you’re drawn to maritime history, seeking a serene retreat, or desiring a glimpse into the past, Fanad Head Lighthouse promises an unforgettable experience. Recognized as one of the world’s most picturesque lighthouses, it stands as a testament to Ireland’s maritime heritage.

Visitor Opening Tours:

  • April, May, Sept: Tues-Sun, 11 am-5 pm
  • June-Aug: Open 7 days, 10 am-6 pm
  • Jan-Mar, Oct-Dec: Wed-Thurs, Sat-Sun 11 am-4 pm

Tours are available every half hour, with pre-booking required for groups of 15 or more via

Accommodation: Open year-round, Fanad Lighthouse offers a unique opportunity to reside in historic surroundings, providing an authentic and timeless escape.