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Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours

The Pier, Ballycotton 0000, Ireland
+353 21 464 6875
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Boat trip

We took this boat trip as my husband's great grandfather was one of the lighthouse keepers on the... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Cathy D
via mobile
Great Adventure

Did this tour with a 5 & 3 yr old. This tour had a bit of everything for them, from the boat trip... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
via mobile
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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 9 August 2016 via mobile

We took this boat trip as my husband's great grandfather was one of the lighthouse keepers on the island in 1901. It was a fantastic experience and one not to be missed when visiting Ballycotton. Our guide himself an ex Ballycotton lighthouse keeper was extremely...More

4  Thank Cathy D
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Did this tour with a 5 & 3 yr old. This tour had a bit of everything for them, from the boat trip out to the island to the climbing of the lighthouse steps to the view at the top. These were just as exciting...More

2  Thank paulspoon
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a treat! Hazel was absolutely superb and her enthusiasm and passion made the tour. She was so interesting and informative. I highly recommend this tour.

2  Thank blastagodeo
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We loved the trip over to the Island, & the tour was very interesting & informative, about a way of life that's gone now, & will be forgotten about if it's memory is not kept going. A great trip for both locals and foreigners.

2  Thank leahpurcell30
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Family trip to Ballycotton lighthouse with our excellent guide, Derry. Very informative but not intrusive. Fascinating tour about lighthouse history and Derry has great knowledge about all the seabirds and wild flowers as well as the lighthouse. Absolutely recommend the tour and we thought it...More

1  Thank SarahShrops
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

From beginning to end this was a great tour. The guides were incredibly interesting and very engaging and entertaining. Their knowledge of the history of the lighthouse was quite spectacular. The boat trip was great & the tour of the island and the lighthouse quite...More

2  Thank 35Yvonne
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

On a recent visit to East Cork I visited this well known pub on numerous occasions . Great drink in lovely surroundings . plenty of craft beers on offer as well as product from Jameson .The beer garden in the back is great on a...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We had a brilliant time on this tour. The guides, Derry and Eddie, were very knowledgeable and entertaining. Derry was the retired local schoolmaster so could tell us all about the area and Eddie had been a lighthouse keeper and told us what life was...More

3  Thank 186338Jill
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Fantastic morning trip to lighthouse. very informative and extremely entertaining we would highly recommend it

3  Thank Anne M
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Lucky to have the sun shining & decided to go on the boat tour to the lighthouse. Very enjoyable & was great to see such a lovely little island. Tour very informative & were lucky enough to be guided by someone who had worked as...More

3  Thank ainetaylor
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