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Ever wanted to stay in a lighthouse? Now you can

Five new lighthouse properties are available for people to rent as short-term accommodation.

unnamed St John's Lighthouse, Co Down Source: Irish Landmark Trust

FIVE NEW PROPERTIES at lighthouses around the country can be rented as holiday homes from today.

The properties include two houses at both St John’s Point in Co Down and St John’s Point in Co Donegal, and a fifth property in Blackhead, Co Antrim.

St-Johns-Donegal-11_Lightbox-1024x699 St Johns Point in Co Donegal Source: Great Lighthouses of Ireland

The buildings, on offer as short-term accommodation, are in addition to six other lighthouse properties that are available through a partnership between the Irish Landmark Trust and the Commissioners of Irish Lights.

Speaking at today’s launch, Irish Landmark CEO Mary O’Brien said: “Staying at our lighthouse properties allows guests to live the life of lightkeeper during their short stay in a truly memorable place.”

Blackhead03 Blackhead Lighthouse, Co Antrim Source: Great Lighthouses of Ireland

Yvonne Shields, CEO of Irish Lights added that the Commission has played a role in providing navigation services for nearly 250 years, “as the keepers and custodians of some of the most spectacular maritime heritage properties on the island of Ireland”.

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