Completed in 1902, Blackhead Lighthouse is perched on a high cliff in Northern Ireland. It is one the of 12 the Great Lighthouses of Ireland. The Keeper’s cottage is available for rent. Blackhead has seen and guided all the great ships of Belfast’s shipping glory days including the Titanic.
The first application for the lighthouse was refused by the Irish Commissioner of Lights because it would only benefit shipping entering Belfast and should not be funded by the general Mercantile Marine Fund. After discussions in the House of Commons, the Board of Trade and Trinity House agreed to cover the estimated cost of funding for the lighthouse and fog horn.