Your Mental Health Stage

Fanad Lighthouse

Find out about the supports and services available to young people and how to access them. You will also hear tips and advice from people who work with young people everyday.

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Location

Fanad Lighthouse

Fanad Lighthouse

Fanad Lighthouse is an iconic working lighthouse at the mouth of Lough Swilly. It has been votedone of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world and it’s easy to see why.

Visit the incredible Fanad Lighthouse, watching over the mouth of Lough Swilly since 1817. In 1811, the HMS Saldanha sank and 254 people died, the only survivor was the captain's parrot. After this tragedy, a lighthouse was built at Fannet Point as it was then known, and on St. Patrick’s Day 1817, the light was lit for the first time.

Fanad Lighthouse has been open as a tourist attraction since 2016. They offer fully guided tours where you can hear all about the lighthouse and climb the tower in the company of a local guide.

Support

Services

Asking for help is a sign of strength. Here are some amazing organisations offering support and information for young people.

Text 50808

Text 50808 is a free 24/7 text service, where you connect with a trained Crisis Volunteer. The Crisis Volunteer will introduce themselves, reflect on what you’ve said, and invite you to share at your own pace. You’ll text back and forth, only sharing what you feel comfortable with.
Text DLMH to 50808
text50808.ie/

Childline

Childline is open every day and is for all children and young people up to the age of 18 in Ireland.