Northern Ireland


A safe, clean alternative to bonfires.

Lit beacon

Designed and developed by Groundwork Northern Ireland, Beacons have become a popular attraction for community and cultural festivals including July celebrations and Halloween. Beacons provide a safe, environmentally clean alternative to traditional bonfires. Each Beacon is designed to be re-usable. The two-part steel structure is 5 metres tall and is pre-filled with a carbon neutral willow wood.

The Beacon stands on a bed of sand, which protects the underlying surface and avoids damage to roads, car parks or grass when the Beacon is lit.

Since 2008, Groundwork NI has delivered and installed Beacons for a range of cultural and community events across Northern Ireland.

Councils, housing associations and community groups are increasingly choosing to hire beacons from us as an environmentally friendly and cost effective way to have a bonfire at celebrations.

Beacons are available to rent year-round. Rental includes transport of the beacon, lighting equipment, safety kit and signage, fire safety assessment. If you are unsure whether a beacon is suitable for your event, please get in touch and we can answer any questions.

If you would like more information about Beacons, or to request flyers, please contact Heather: