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Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours

Ballycotton, Ireland
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About Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours
45 minutes from Cork city and you will be transported on an exclusive historical natural visitor experience. A charming 10-seater passenger ferry 'Yassy' and a local guide will transport you to the previously inaccessible island; up the steep grassy incline to the summit and inside the black tower and onto the lantern balcony. Only goats live on the island.. sometimes they come and say hello!
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Gary W wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland1,793 contributions369 helpful votes
We went out to Ballycotton lighthouse and we all enjoyed the trip so much. Our guide Clare was informative and engaging and she really made the trip interesting. It’s two hours roughly from start to finish. Highly recomended
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Date of experience: September 2020
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CalistoIreland wrote a review Sep 2020
Ireland8 contributions6 helpful votes
We went on this fabulous tour today (with my 92 year old mum). Derry was an excellent guide and also a wonderful character. Includes everyone and is a master narrator - the staff are super helpful and ensure we are all harnessed with life jackets. 10*** experience ... not to be missed ! 💫
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Date of experience: September 2020
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charlotterispind wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland24 contributions31 helpful votes
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Such a beautiful trip with an amazing tour from John who was so amazingly passionate it brought the whole lighthouse and village of Ballycotton to life. Myself and my boyfriend were equally impressed with the knowledge and passion that came through from all of John’s stories. I would urge anyone around Cork not to miss this experience - I will recommend to anyone coming down that direction. 2 things to note: please get here early enough to park as there are not many spots about and also make sure to use the bathroom before getting on the boat!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Ed O'Sullivan wrote a review Sep 2020
Cork, Ireland33 contributions26 helpful votes
Had a great couple of hours doing this. Peter the guide and the boat skipper were great lads and there was no nonsensical fussing over anything. Very informative trip and the kids learned loads about lighthouses and even navigation! Suitable for young and very old.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Stephanie W wrote a review Aug 2020
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A fantastic day John and team were so knowledgeable and helpful!!The lighthouse was stunning and it was so interesting hearing all about its history!Would highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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