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Kelbaha, Co Clare, Ireland

Built: 1854

Automated: 1991

This light stands on the Clare shore at the Mouth of the Shannon which leads into the River Shannon. The first lighthouse here was built around 1670 and was a cottage-type light. That first light was replaced with a more conventional tower in 1802, and the present light built in 1854. It was converted to electricity in 1971 and automated in 1991. An explosive fog signal operated here from 1898 until 1972.

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