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Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours

The Pier, Ballycotton 0000, Ireland
+353 21 464 6875
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Unforgettably excellent day-out

The Ballycotton Lighthouse Tour is a unique experience which supplies masses of ingredients for a... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
via mobile
Beautiful day to take in da island

Derry was our tour guide, and full of information. Very enjoyable and informative. A must for... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Helen M
Killeagh, Ireland
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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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The Pier, Ballycotton 0000, Ireland
+353 21 464 6875
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The Ballycotton Lighthouse Tour is a unique experience which supplies masses of ingredients for a magical day out - excitement, adventure, boating, wildlife, history, geology etc etc, with extraordinary access to the most prominent maritime landmark in East Cork - I cannot recommend it highly...More

3  Thank Jonskipop
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Derry was our tour guide, and full of information. Very enjoyable and informative. A must for anyone in da area

1  Thank Helen M
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The visit to the lighthouse surpassed our expectations. Derry, our knowledgable guide, was so friendly and warm to us. He made sure to get to know our names and made our trip very personal. Bring warm clothes as even on a sunny day the winds...More

2  Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Went today with 2 kids (9 & 11) and two dogs ( 3 & 9). Skipper of the boat was very accommodating & allowed me to take the dogs on the condition they were well behaved & kept on the leads (couldn't promise the same...More

2  Thank Liz S
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Ballycotton lighthouse is located on an island off the fishing village of Ballycotton. The lighthouse tour is run by local people and if you're really lucky you might get Eddie who was a lightkeeper once upon a time. This is a wonderful tour for all...More

2  Thank OMoore_12
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I have no hesitation in giving a 5 star review and the highest of recommendations having taken this tour yesterday with my wife and two kiddies age (7) (9). Our guide Derry the local School teacher showered us with knowledge, his experience, history and stories...More

2  Thank Aidan B
Reviewed 9 September 2016

we headed out early on the first trip over to the island. it was dead calm and it made the trip all the more pleasant. lots of information on history and flora and fauna. a must do item if you are in the area..

4  Thank lochGorman
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This was a great trip involving the excitement of a boat trip across to the island with a mix of nature, history, engineering and man's association with the Sea. Our guide Peter filled our visit with interesting anecdotes about the lives of the former lighthouse...More

2  Thank pjhltd
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Derry took us out on a blustery day, well worth it. Especially if you've never seen Ballycotton from the sea. Lots of history but also stories on wildlife, islands etc. Well worth the trip to Ballycotton.

4  Thank kieranwaz
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We did this tour on the advice of trip advisor. Couldn't fault it! Our tour guide Eddie was a wealth of knowledge (an ex-lighthouse keeper at Ballycotton). His passion for the island and lighthouse was inspiring and wonderful to listen to. The island itself was...More

5  Thank Melissa N
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