Terms and Accessibility



The contents of these pages are provided as an information guide only. They are intended to enhance public access to information about the Commissioners of Irish Lights, its responsibilities and functions.  While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the published material, no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of  Irish Lights for any errors, omissions or misleading statements on these pages or any site to which these pages connect.  Although every effort is made to ensure the reliability of linked sites this cannot be taken as an endorsement of these sites.


Privacy & Cookies policy

Collection and use of personal information

In order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy Irish Lights has created this privacy and cookie policy statement.  Our privacy & cookie policy applies to anyone who visits our website. It explains how we may collect data from you when you visit our website and how we use that information.

When you visit our website we may use cookies to help us deliver useful functionality, improve our website or provide you with relevant advertising.

What are cookies and how do we use them?
A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in your web browser while you are browsing a website. There are four different groups of cookies which we use:

Strictly necessary cookies
These are essential in order to enable you to navigate around our website and use its features. Without these, we would be unable to provide you with certain features.

Functionality cookies
Functionality cookies allow our website to remember choices you have made and help to provide an enhanced, more personal experience on our website.

Performance cookies
We use performance cookies to help us improve our website and our online services. These cookies gather information about how our site is used, including which pages you visit most often. These cookies are anonymous – which means that they won’t collect information to identify you.

Targeting & Advertising cookies
Advertising cookies are used to help us better understand our advertising campaigns and how we can make these more relevant to you. These cookies are also anonymous, they won't collect information to identify you.


Irish Lights continuously strive to achieve accessibility for our website visitors. If you have any difficulty with accessibility to any area of our website please email info@irishlights.ie or call +353 1 271 5400 where we will try to provide the information in a different format.

MetOcean Service Disclaimer

The MetOcean data collected through a range of coastal infrastructure including floating Aids to Navigation (AtoN) and a number of Lighthouse Stations augmented with sensor technology to collect the MetOcean data in real time, is designed to provide an indication only of prevailing weather and sea state conditions to support safer navigation at sea (“MetOcean Data”).  The MetOcean Data is  not subjected to full quality control or quality assurance procedures and may not meet the criteria and standards of the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) or the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) AtoN performance and response requirements.  The MetOcean Data should be used only for information purposes and never relied upon in isolation. It does not purport to be comprehensive and as preliminary data is to be used with appropriate caution.        

No responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of the Commissioners of Irish Lights and any related data providers for any errors, omissions or misleading information that may be contained in the MetOcean Data. The Commissioners of Irish Lights do not make any express or implied representation or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the MetOcean Data. The Commissioners of Irish Lights and associated service delivery partners accept no responsibility for any loss, damage, costs, or expenses suffered or incurred or claimed to have been suffered or incurred, or other claims for compensation in whole or in part, arising from or as a consequence of any person acting or failing or omitting to act as a result of a matter contained in the MetOcean Data or as a consequence of using or relying on the MetOcean Data for any purpose whatsoever. 

The Commissioners of Irish Lights shall not be liable by reason of any implied warranty, condition or other term, or any duty at common law for any loss of profit or any indirect, special or consequential loss, damage, costs, expenses or other claims (whether caused by the negligence of the Commissioners of Irish Lights, its servants or agents or otherwise) which arise out of or in connection with the provision of the MetOcean Data (including any delay in providing or failure to provide the MetOcean Data) or its use by the user. All terms, other than those set out, whether express or implied by statute or otherwise, are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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