Great Lighthouses of Ireland

Fanad Lighthouse is one of the Great Lighthouses of Ireland, an all-Ireland tourism initiative developed by the Commissioners of Irish Lights - the General Lighthouse Authority for the island of Ireland and its adjacent seas and islands.

All of these great lighthouses are open to the public for tours, accommodation, or like Fanad Lighthouse – both!

  • Why not make it your mission to visit all of the lighthouses on the Great Lighthouses of Ireland trail?!
  • Every year in May, Great Lighthouses of Ireland kicks off the tourist season with the Shine a Light on Summer Festival. Well worth a visit
  • The Great Lighthouses of Ireland project is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA cross-border Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
  • For more information, visit


Covid-19 Update

We are now open! The visitor centre will be open on Saturdays and Sundays in May 2021 and we will publish our full summer schedule shortly. Once again, due to COVID restrictions we will be offering grounds only tickets in May, followed by self-guided tours of grounds and indoor spaces from June. Accommodation will be open again from the beginning of June. For queries, contact

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