GLI Kerr

“We look forward to developing exciting new collaborative initiatives with our lighthouse partners over the next phase of development of the project. Irish Lights has brought together a group of people who are deeply rooted in our coastal communities and hugely committed to our lighthouse heritage,” she remarked.

More than 19,000 bednights are available across the lighthouse network. GLI Partnership is forecasting a 9% growth in visitor numbers (domestic and international) and over 60% visitor occupancy in bednights in 2017. 

Kerr said he was “incredibly excited to be given the unique opportunity” to contribute to this “high profile and imaginative tourism” initiative. 

“I am committed to ensuring that this partnership adds value to the national tourism development agenda, partners and coastal communities in a manner that is sustainable and one that we are all proud to be associated with.”

Great Lighthouses of Ireland
St John’s Point, Co Donegal          |  Hook, Co Wexford
Fanad Head, Co Donegal              |  Ballycotton, Co Cork
Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre |
Co Antrim                                   |  Gally Head, Co Cork
St John’s Point, Co Down             |  Loop Head, Co Clare
Wicklow Head, Co Wicklow           |  Clare Island, Co Mayo 
GLI partners:
Irish Landmark Trust; the Royal Society for Protection of Birds; Forbairt Fhanada Teoranta; Clare County Council; Ballycotton Lighthouse Tours; Mid & East Antrim Borough Council; Hook Heritage Limited; Valentia Island Development Company and Clare Island Lighthouse. GLI is also supported by Tourism Ireland; Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Northern Ireland.