A light station was established on Lighthouse Island in the early 18th century and a lighthouse built in 1815. It has been inactive since 1884 when the lighthouse was abandoned in favour of the Mew Island Lighthouse, but the ruined stump of the 16 m (52 ft) stone tower remains. The ruins of the keeper’s house have been rebuilt to house a bird observatory.
The island is managed by the National Trust, although not generally open to the public, weekend and day bird watching trips can be arranged.
Lighthouse Island 7 day weather forecast, weather in Ards Peninsula, Down
Expect a temp in the range 15℃ to 15.4℃ with wind speed 9 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 14.2℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (S)
Expect a temp in the range 11.6℃ to 11.8℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 10.6℃ to 11.2℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 8.8℃ to 12.9℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 8.9℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 10℃ to 10.6℃ with wind speed 11.5 m/sec (W)
Ards Peninsula weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
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