Taoiseach’s Family Link to Loop Head – Breen

July 21st, 2011 - Pat Breen

Commenting on the opening of the Lighthouse in Loophead on Monday morning last, Chairman of the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs & Trade & Clare T.D., described the reopening as a major boost for tourism in West Clare. Deputy Breen discussed the opening with the Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD today given that his grandfather served as a keeper at the Lighthouse in the 1930’s. and he is looking forward to coming down to visit himself as soon as the opportunity arises.

Paying tribute to the Loop Head Tourism Group, to Clare County Council and Shannon Development, Deputy Breen said that case for Loop Head has been helped significantly by the efforts of Local Councillor Gabriel Keating who has been promoting the idea since first being elected.

“Monday was a great day for Loop Head and for West Clare. It was great to see the Lighthouse open its doors to the public for the first time in its 341 year history. Originally the Lighthouse was operated by light keepers, however, at the end of January 1991 the Lighthouse was automated and since then the station has been in care of an Attendant and the aids to navigation are monitored via a telemetry link to the CIL in Dun Laoighaire.”

“I am delighted that local people and visiting tourists will now be able to enjoy the fantastic views from the tower on the verge of the Atlantic. I would encourage people to travel to Loop Head over the next two months so that they see the views at first hand for themselves; it is open 7 days a week from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.”

“The re-emergence of Loop Head as a Tourist dest0’s. and he is looking forward to coming down to visit himself as soon as the opportunity arises.

Paying tribute to the Loop Head Tourism Group, to Clare County Council and Shannon Development, Deputy Breen said that case for Loop Head has been helped significantly by the efforts of Local Councillor Gabriel Keating who has been promoting the idea since first being elected.

“Monday was a great day for Loop Head and for West Clare. It was great to see the Lighthouse open its doors to the public for the first time in its 341 year history. Originally the Lighthouse was operated by light keepers, however, at the end of January 1991 the Lighthouse was automated and since then the station has been in care of an Attendant and the aids to navigation are monitored via a telemetry link to the CIL in Dun Laoighaire.”

“I am delighted that local people and visiting tourists will now be able to enjoy the fantastic views from the tower on the verge of the Atlantic. I would encourage people to travel to Loop Head over the next two months so that they see the views at first hand for themselves; it is open 7 days a week from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.”

“The re-emergence of Loop Head as a Tourist destination will have spin-off affects for the entire West Clare Area. Six people will be directly employed for the summer at the facility.e Loop Head Tourism Group, to Clare County Council and Shannon Development, Deputy Breen said that case for Loop Head has been helped significantly by the efforts of Local Councillor Gabriel Keating who has been promoting the idea since first being elected.

“Monday was a great day for Loop Head and for West Clare. It was great to see the Lighthouse open its doors to the public