Dingle Lighthouse
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William Douglass
Dingle Harbour Commissioners

Dingle's small iron lighthouse was constructed in 1885 to mark the eastern side of the entrance into Dingle Bay. Construction of this small light station cost £589 at the time, complete with a small stone-built keeper's cottage and several outbuildings - it is notable for being designed by William Douglass, who would go on to build the much grander Fastnet Lighthouse, as well as several of the world's most well known wave-washed rock lighthouses.

The lighthouse is only 7 metres in height, although it stands atop a cliff, giving it's light an elevation of 20 meters above sea level.

All of the light station's buildings are painted white, whilst the cottages and surrounding walls are detailed with red stone quoins, window frames and trims. The light is exhibited from a glazed lantern with the rear half of the lantern room blanked-out. On the lantern's landward side there is a door that provides access to the gallery, and the light source itself is a simple modern electrically-powered lamp that gives a green flash every 3 seconds, maintained and operated by the Dingle Harbour Commissioners.

The lighthouse can be reached via a coastal path from Dingle.