About Us

About Valentia Island Lighthouse Experience

Valentia Island Lighthouse Experience is a project initiated by Valentia Island Development Company in collaboration with Irish Lights and Kerry County Council.
Valentia Island Development Company is a non-profit company dedicated to ensuring a sustainable future for the community on Valentia Island. The Company was formed in August 2009 by a group of local volunteers in order to promote Valentia Island and to create the environment for increasing employment in the area.

Since first opening to the public in 2013, the lighthouse at Cromwell Point on Valentia Island has proven to be extremely popular with visitors and has shown a steady growth in numbers.
The lighthouse is a key attraction and a “must see” on any island tour.

Due to its unique location at the entrance to the sheltered anchorage and harbour at Knightstown, the lighthouse complements the other visitor attractions on the island by facilitating an itinerary starting in Knightstown and finishing at Bray Head.

Valentia Island Lighthouse is one of the founding members of the Great Lighthouses of Ireland, a branded partnership established in 2016.


The success and development of Valentia Lighthouse project was made possible by involvement and voluntary work of some great people both within and outside of the Valentia Island community. A key factor for advancing the project has been fantastic collaborations with our partners whose support has been and continues to be invaluable. A big THANK YOU to everybody involved!

Head Office: Fáilte Ireland
88 - 95 Amiens Street
Dublin 1 D01 WR86

Tel: +353 (0)1 8847700
Web: failteireland.ie

Kerry County Council
County Buildings
Tralee<, Co. Kerry

Tel: 066 7183500
Web: kerrycoco.ie

The Great Lighthouses of Ireland project is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA cross-border Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

Email: info@greatlighthouses.com
Web: greatlighthouses.com

Head Office: West Main Street
Co. Kerry
V23 P981

Tel: 066 9472724
Web: southkerry.ie

Credits for video and photo content:

  • Alex Varga & Robert Pozsgai
  • Jayson Kowinsky
  • Denis O’Leary
  • Keith Owens

If you would like to get involved, volunteer or make a donation for our project, please contact us:

Valentia Island Lighthouse
C/O Valentia Island Development Company
No.2 Watch-house Cottages
Knightstown Valentia Island
Co. Kerry V23 RX74

Tel: +353 (0)66 947 6985
Mobile: +353 (0)87 172 7864
Email: lighthouse@valentiaisland.ie