Publications

Publications

Publications

We have lots of publications to view - covering all aspects of our marine safety role, advisory and commercial services and strategy.

  • Irish Lights Coastal Map 2017

    A poster map of the Commissioners of Irish Lights aids to navigation around the coast of Ireland. This is suitable for printing up to A2.

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  • 2030 Navigating The Future

    The GLA AtoN strategy to 2030 titled, ‘2030 – Navigating the Future’, was developed by IGC5 during 2015 and presented to the Joint Users Consultative Group on May 2016.

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  • Aids to Navigation Review 2015 - 2020

    Each AtoN has been studied in isolation, as well as in relation to the other AtoN in its vicinity which is referred to as the "mix" of AtoN. The review has been carried out based solely on the navigational requirements.

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  • 2015 & Beyond

    This strategy document charts our future course. The changes we are making will secure our future as a dynamic and innovative maritime organisation, delivering sustainable and efficient services for all of our stakeholders and customers.

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  • Granuaile Offshore Services

    ILV Granuaile is a versatile Class 1 DP vessel with a large working deck and proven capabilities in a wide range of operations.

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  • Buoy Services

    We provide and maintain over 150 navigation buoys around the coast of Ireland. Buoys are tailored to meet specific requirements and designs can be adapted to host and provide power to third-party equipment as required.

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  • Data Services

    Irish Lights data services can provide and/or facilitate the delivery of a range of services for Government, local authorities, mariners, industry, research institutions and the general public. Our all-island coastal network infrastructure consists of on/offshore sites and a range of platforms.

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  • A guide for Local Lighthouse Authorites

    We are responsible for providing lighthouses, buoys, beacons, and radio aids to marine navigation to assist the safe and expeditious passage of all classes of mariners in general navigation and have a duty of superintending and managing all local Aids to Navigation.

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  • 2025 And Beyond

    This document outlines how the General Lighthouse Authorities (GLAs) in Ireland and Britain will fulfil their shared mission of "delivering a reliable, efficient and cost effective aids to navigation service for the benefit and safety of all mariners".

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  • GLA Risk Reponse

    This Risk Response Criteria Document provides an up to date, balanced assessment of response requirements. For the first time modern traffic analysis tools have been used along with the principles of risk assessment to ensure proportionate response times to wrecks and new dangers.

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  • GLA Aids to Navigation (AtoN) Review 2010-2015

    The GLAs have completed their latest 5 yearly comprehensive review of AtoN requirements for the waters around the Ireland and Britain.

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  • Visual AtoN Plan

    This plan focuses on the visual aids needed for safe navigation in the changing marine environment and presents the General Lighthouse Authorities' plans for lighthouses, beacons, major floating aids, buoys, day-marks and other visual aids required for safe navigation. It reflects the level of service the GLAs will provide, taking advantage of technological and operational improvements forecast in AtoN service provision.

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  • Joint Navigation Requirements Policies

    The joint Navigation Requirements Policies (JNRP) of the three General Lighthouse Authorities on a wide variety of matters relating to navigation policy and aids to navigation were comprehensively revised (December 2007). Each policy will be updated as required (as web documents). If you'd like a hard copy, please email info@irishlights.ie.

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  • Aids to Navigation Review 2005

    The General Lighthouse Authorities of Ireland and the United Kingdom carry out a regular formal review of the Aids to Navigation provided to ensure they are cost effective and continue to meet the need of all mariners.

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  • 2020 The Vision

    The Marine Aids to Navigation Strategy (developed approx. every five years) informs our user community and aids the coastal navigation review and planning requirements into the future.

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  • GLA Radionavigation Plan

    The GLA's Radio Navigation Plan (GRNP) is a core part of their Marine Aids to Navigation Strategy the latest being "2020 The Vision"; see above). It focuses on radio navigation systems and their role in the overall Aid to Navigation service provision mix.

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