Stop Number 4 – #KatesRoadTrip on The Wild Atlantic Way

Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse & Signal Tower

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The Old Head of Kinsale

I was excited to finally get to the first of the Discovery Points on my Wild Atlantic Way road trip, the Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse and Signal Tower. The Old Head of Kinsale headland juts out into the Atlantic ocean on the beautiful coastline of County Cork and is such a special place that it is one of only 15 Signature Discovery points singled out for special mention on the whole of the 2,500 kilometer route.

Most of the extreme headland is home to the famous Old Head 18 hole golf course and the 17th century Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse. Usually access to the headland is restricted to members and golfers from the Old Head Golf Club and the lighthouse too is mostly not open to the public except for a couple of days per year in May and during Heritage Week in August, when locals and tourists are given access by bus to the lighthouse. Happily, on the day of our visit it was open to the public and so we were able to get great photos and video from the top of the lighthouse and the signal tower.

Take a look at the videos of the views from the top of the lighthouse and signal tower plus a 360° view of the area on our main page about the Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse and Signal Tower.

Read More about this county at Cork Wild Atlantic Way

Talk soon, Kate

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