PICS: There's a 9-bed lighthouse with private helipad up for sale in Mayo

By Fiona Frawley

January 20, 2023 at 5:27pm


The impressive property overlooks Achill Island, Clew Bay and beyond.

If you've always dreamt of a home that's equal parts rugged and luxurious, with plenty of privacy but shops only a quick helicopter ride away should you need to pick up a few messages, this could be the place for you.

Perched on the northern edge of Clare Island, the property is completely private and offers panoramic views of the Wild Atlantic Way throughout.

A historic nautical landmark which has been lovingly restored and transformed into a luxury home, the lighthouse dates back over 200 years and was originally built in 1806 by the Marquis of Sligo, according to Western People.

The original lighthouse was destroyed by a fire just ten years later, so a new second tower was erected in 1818. The lighthouse was then decommissioned in 1965.

Since converted, the luxury property now consists of a collection of buildings including two towers, a number of small cottages and converted outbuildings.


Sitting on 2.35 acres of land, the property also features a wine cellar house, a sauna suite and its own private helipad within the walled gardens.

The 9 bed, 8 bath property is currently on the market for €4.8 million with Sherry Fitzgerald. More info and the full listing is available HERE.

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