Roches Point Lighthouse Turning 200 in June

By Seamus Whelehan


Tickets for a rare glimpse inside one of East Cork’s iconic landmarks are selling fast.
For the first time in its history the commissioners of Irish Lights in association with the Cork Harbour Heritage Alliance are giving exclusive access to Roches Point Lighthouse.
This once in a lifetime tour is a ticket only event and is limited to 1,500 people.
Tours take place on 4 June between 10:30am and 4:30pm.
Tickets are priced at €7 each which covers insurance and bus from Trabolgan to Roche’s Point as access to the site will be restricted.
Tickets can be purchased from Midleton Tourist Office located close at the entrance to the Jameson Heritage Centre or online at
As the lighthouse is still an active aid to navigation, access to the Fresnel lens will not be permitted.
Access to the tower will be open to active adults and flip flop shoes are prohibited.
Those who purchase tickets are asked to arrive 30 minutes early to park and pay as the tour departs on time.
Organisers say they may not be able to accommodate late arrivals due to restrictions on site.
They urge everyone to stick to their allotted time.