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A path and a long staircase lead down to the house occupied by the keeper of the West Lighthouse and his wife.

To the right of the house is a viewing platform that overlooks the Rathlin Island Cliffs with their nesting seabirds. During the months that the terrace is open (April through August), you'll enjoy remarkable views of puffins, guillemots, and kittiwakes.

In this photo, the blue-and-white umbrella protects two telescopes--one of which was aimed at a mother bird and her babies during my visit.

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Walking in Ireland - General Information:
Types of walking trips
Resources and Web links

Walks in Northern Ireland:
Giant's Causeway
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Rathlin Island
Guide: Chris Murphy

Walks in Southwest Ireland:
Roaringwater Bay
Sherkin Island
Heir Island
Cape Clear Island
Sheep's Head Way
Glengarriff Nature Reserve
Guides: SouthWestWalks Ireland

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Molly Gallivan's Cottage and Traditional Farm
Bunratty Manor Hotel (Shannon Airport)