Plans have been drawn up to create a glass-fronted viewing platform at Youghal's 18th-century lighthouse..
Details of the project were provided to local councillors at a meeting of the East Cork Municipal District Council by consultant architect Joseph Mackey.
The county council did some preliminary work on the lighthouse in 2019 after taking ownership of it.
Now the council plans to open up the lighthouse grounds to the public, with a new entrance from Lighthouse Road.
Sean O'Callaghan, the council's most senior official for the region, said the lighthouse “is one of the jewels we have in Youghal's tourist crown.” Mr Mackey said the proposed viewing platform would be installed on the eastern side of the lighthouse and will be accessible to wheelchair users.