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The Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) is the body that serves as the lighthouse authority for all of the island of Ireland plus its adjacent seas and islands. The Peggys Point lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada An aid for navigation and pilotage at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. ...


It is funded by ships that use these seas on a pooled basis with those dues raised by the United Kingdom, this recognises that a large volume of shipping — typically transatlantic — rely on its lights but never put in to a port in the Republic of Ireland.


See also

The Northern Lighthouse Board, also known as the Commissioners of Northern Lights, are the organisation responsible for marine navigation aids around the coastal areas of Scotland and the Isle of Man. ... Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Trinity House - or, more correctly, the Corporation of Trinity House - came into being in 1514 by Royal Charter granted by Henry VIII. The Master of the Corporation is the Duke of Edinburgh Trinity House has three main functions: The care of all lighthouses in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ...

External links

  • Its official website (http://www.cil.ie/)

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Commissioners of Irish Lights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (357 words)
The Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) is the body that serves as the lighthouse authority for all of the island of Ireland plus its adjacent seas and islands.
Commissioners of Irish Lights is a cross-border body, its HQ being in Dublin.
CIL vessels in Northern Ireland fly the blue ensign as shown; vessels in the Republic fly the Irish tricolour.
Mizen Head Visitor Centre Irish Lights (1049 words)
The Commissioners of Irish Lights are the General Lighthouse Authority for the whole of Ireland, its adjacent seas and islands.
Lights and lighthouses are the most visible manifestations of the way they exercise their statutory responsibilities for the safety of all mariners.
The Commissioners of Irish Lights have always been at the forefront of technological change and are actively involved in the provision of some of these systems including differential GPS, a means of monitoring GPS integrity as recommended by IALA.
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