Roancarrigmore Island, Bantry Bay, Co. Cork
Including Former Light Keeper’s House and Lighthouse
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The property comprises Roancarrigmore Island including the former light keeper’s house and the decommissioned lighthouse. Located in a spectacular setting of Bantry Bay, off the South West coast of Ireland, this stunning lighthouse and light keeper’s house were constructed in 1847 and are located east of Bere Island nestled between the Beara and Sheep’s Head Peninsulas.
The buildings on the island comprise of the Lighthouse together with an attached two storey residential building, external storage buildings and an internal courtyard with an assortment of small auxiliary storage units.
The Lighthouse has been a guiding vessels in Bantry Bay for generations and was manned until 1975 when the lighthouse was automated. The historic Lighthouse itself is decommissioned but please note Irish Lights have installed and operate a stainless steel solar powered beacon and will retain a way leave to maintain same.
The Lighthouse accommodation measuring approximately c.1100 sq. ft., is in need of renovation and briefly comprises of entrance hallway, living room, kitchen, 6 single bedrooms, shower room, toilet and a second kitchen. There is also a large internal courtyard with a collection of storage units that could easily be converted into a variety of uses. The house has lovely high ceilings and period features, including sash windows, throughout. There is a plant room and within the tower itself there is a cast iron and concrete staircase leading up to the top, which has also balco ...