Historic Blacksod Lighthouse opens to the public - Visit North Mayo

Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile, with the support of Údarás na Gaeltachta and Fáilte Ireland, is delighted to announce that Blacksod Lighthouse has opened its doors for guided tours from today.

This new guided experience explores the history of the lighthouse and the people that lived and worked there. The tour allows visitors to view some of the ground floor rooms before climbing the steep stairs to the top of the tower. There they can view the lens at close range, and experience an uninterrupted view of Blacksod Bay, across to Doohoma Peninsula and Achill Island.

Congratulations, and the very best of luck to the team at Blacksod Lighthouse on this fantastic new visitor experience for Co. Mayo!


Located in the southern Mullet Peninsula in the Barony of Erris, Blacksod Lighthouse was built in 1864 and played an important role towards the end of World War II. Weather observations in June 1944 by the Blacksod Lighthouse keepers resulted in the D-Day Landings in Normandy to be postponed and thus changing the course of world history.

Blacksod Lighthouse in the Mullet Peninsula
Blacksod Lighthouse in the Mullet Peninsula

Lighthouse Tour

Your visit supports a not-for profit social enterprise based in the Gaeltacht, Labhair Gaeilge Linn.

Adults: €7 per person (travelling alone, tour €10)
Children: €4 per person
Family: €20 (for 2 adults & 2 children)

How to Book
Due to Covid-19 restrictions Blacksod Lighthouse can only accommodate groups and pods of up to 6 people at a time. Choose a time slot on their website to book your group.