During 2021, Irish Lights will be completing engineering works to upgrade all three Lighthouses on Rathlin Island, while retaining the historic lenses. This work will improve energy efficiency and the environmental footprint at these important heritage sites, as well as ensuring the lighthouses meet international standards as working Aids to Navigation used by every-day mariners. This work will also ensure the property and its surrounds are safe and ecologically secure for the communities that live along-side them and visitors who access them.
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ST JOHN’S POINT
The engineering works planned for St. John’s Point will deliver a better quality, environmentally superior solution which meets modern health and safety requirements. With respect to heritage, proposals for St. John’s Point have been significantly changed since 2015, following consultation with the local community and technological research.
In preparation for these works Irish Lights has recently completed a successful three year trial of an innovative bearing system which will allow retention of the First Order rotating Fresnel lens and sweeping beam.
The engineering works planned for Black Head will deliver a better quality, environmentally superior solution which meets modern health and safety requirements, while maintaining the important heritage aspects of the lighthouse and surrounding site.