Self-Catering Accommodation at Loop Head Lightkeeper’s House
Loop Head Lightkeeper’s House
Three bedroom holiday home with the spectacular appeal of the rugged west coast.
Like it? Are you mad – I loved it! One of Ireland’s best kept secrets!
It’s been an all-too-short weekend, but a lovely stay in a unique location nonetheless. The colours around the sea and the skyline are like nothing you will see in a city environment. Cleansing, refreshing, a place of reflection.
Our stay has been exceptional! Love the lighthouse, location, etc. I may never get back but it won’t be for lack of wanting to! I shall dream of this trip forever!
Perched proudly on an enclosure at the tip of Loop Head stands the lighthouse station. Surrounded by birds and wild flowers, cliffs and Atlantic surf, Loop Head offers holiday accommodation with all of the spectacular appeal of the rugged west coast.
The surrounding coastline is of a dramatic character with cliffs sculpted by Atlantic storms where rock ledges and caves are home to seabirds, seals and other maritime animals. Loop Head Lighthouse station is a major landmark on the northern shore of the Shannon River. The Lighthouse station is built on a clifftop with 300 degree views of the sea down to Kerry Head and Dingle and across to the Cliffs of Moher.
There has been a lighthouse at this important navigational location since approximately 1670. The first beacon comprised of a cottage in which the Keeper and his family lived, with a large brazier on the roof, similar in style to the original Howth Head and Old Head of Kinsale lights. Traces of this building still exist in the present day complex..
Approximate location of Loop Head Lightkeeper’s House, Kilbaha, Co. Clare