TRA Conference - Irish Lights Technical Tours

📅 Daily: Tues 16th - Thurs 18th April
🕑 14:00 - 17:15
📍 Commissioners of Irish Lights, Harbour Road, Dun Laoghaire

The Irish Lights Technical Tour will provide a glimpse into the critical work of this maritime organisation which is safety of navigation at sea, as well as supporting wider economic activity in Ireland. Irish Lights delivers essential 24/7 safety and navigation services, which includes a 24-hour emergency response function, around the coast of Ireland (North and South), 365 days a year.

The organisation provides commercial, tourism, and heritage services to support the blue economy and is a key contributor to a range of international Maritime Safety organisations ensuring the development of harmonised safety standards to support maritime safety. Irish Lights adopts a steadfast commitment to responsible environmental and sustainability practices in its operations.

90 percent of goods crucial to Ireland’s economy arrive by sea, which underscores the vital role played by maritime transport in sustaining Ireland’s national supply chain and economic activities. The efficiency, safety, and reliability of sea transport is paramount, and Irish Lights – supported by the Department of Transport – plays a key role in this through its marine aids to navigation network.

With its extensive network of physical and electronic aids to navigation around the island of Ireland, it regulates over 3,500 local aids to navigation, all of which serve as critical national infrastructure to support the safety of the maritime sector. Comprising buoys, beacons, lights, and AIS (automatic identification systems) all play a crucial role in delineating safe shipping routes and assisting mariners in determining navigable waters. The evolving world of maritime traffic, the increasing prevalence of developments such as offshore renewable energy, and other environmental challenges have collectively imposed new challenges to which Irish Lights has adapted.

Discover how Irish Lights is proactively adapting to these challenges, implementing innovative solutions and technologies to ensure the safety of mariners and the resilience of our maritime infrastructure.

There will be one tour available each day at the following times

Tuesday 16th April
14:00 – 17:15

Wednesday 17th April
14:00 – 17:15

Thursday 18th April
14:00 – 17:15

Price: €25

Please Note: The maximum capacity for each of these tours is 20 people.

Delegates will use Public Transport* to travel to and from Commissioners of Irish Lights.
*Delegates will be provided with a TFI Leap Card to be used on Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland Dublin City services, Luas and Irish Rail DART and Commuter Rail within the Short Hop Zone