Loop Head Lighthouse


Loop Head epitomises what the Wild Atlantic Way is all about. Panoramic cliff views, vast skies and invigorating sea air. The lighthouse is perched right at the end of Loop Head Peninsula in stunning West Clare. Dating back to 1670, where a coal burning brazier was in place until a tower was built in 1802. Today you can take a guided tour, climbing to a height of 23 metres to the lighthouse tower and balcony, uncovering the fascinating history of this unique location.

Current opening times

Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


  • Paid Visit
  • Covid-19 Guidelines
  • Guided Tours
  • Car Parking Available
  • Toilets
  • Families
  • Sightseeing
  • Heritage Sites
  • Kids
  • Solo Visitors
  • Friends
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Historical
  • A guided tour of our lighthouse 
  • Access to the ground of the lighthouse and experience what life was like 
  • Access to our lighthouse museum 
The small lighthouse exhibition is fully accessible, with accessible toilet. 
The Lighthouse tower is only accessible on a guided tour and includes many steps – There are two steps leading into the lighthouse at ground floor level. Within the lighthouse there are – 18 steps to Landing 1, 18 steps to Landing 2, 18 steps to Landing 3 and 20 steps to Light/top of lighthouse. 
The tower is not suitable for wheelchair users, for visitors with reduced mobility, vision impairments, a fear of heights, or for young children. The tower is also not suitable for service animals.

Contact details

  • Loophead
  • Kilbaha
  • Kilrush
  • Ireland