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Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours

The Pier, Ballycotton 0000, Ireland
+353 21 464 6875
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A bit foggy ...but great

A wonderful trip to Ballycotton Lighthouse ....just a short pleasant boat trip from the harbour... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2015

We took the tour on Saturday at lunchtime. It was a brilliant 2 and half hours. We arrived and met... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2015
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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 1 July 2015

A wonderful trip to Ballycotton Lighthouse ....just a short pleasant boat trip from the harbour ... a very interesting tour of the island and lighthouse...the guide was very informative and relaxed about the background infromation of the area....my 13 year old grandaughter loved it ...but...More

2  Thank donie2
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

We took the tour on Saturday at lunchtime. It was a brilliant 2 and half hours. We arrived and met our tour guide peter and the boat driver mossy who are both part of the local lifeboat service so we knew we were in safe...More

1  Thank kevhorgan
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Did this trip in June 2015 with 3 friends. Our guide was Nora McNamara, who was captivating in her storytelling throughout, having lived on Ballycotton Island at the Lighthouse as a child. The scenery is stunning, and to see the lighthouse itself up close was...More

1  Thank Alan B
Reviewed 9 June 2015

My wife and I did this trip last week . Completely exceeded our expectations -our guide was a very engaging storyteller with great knowledge (a former lighthouse keeper , among other things). the boat trip was short and pleasant ( even with a big wallow...More

1  Thank Ian H
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I just loved this trip. Great local knowledge of the area and fishing industry. In depth knowledge of life on the island and contruction of the Lighthouse. And something for the everyone, kids and adults. I cannot wait to go back.

1  Thank Cannyange1
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Great tour with Mossie and Derry. Really informative for kids and adults with a great mix of history, folklore and some funny stories. You don't always do the things that are on your doorstep but I am delighted that we did this as part of...More

2  Thank EoinFitz
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Because of the boat they are limited to bringing only ten people out every time. As a result you get a very individual tour, from a knowledgeable and affable guide (Peter in our case). He did an excellent job but the whole trip was great....More

1  Thank JKarstrae
Reviewed 10 November 2014

We visited as a family with 2 children (5 & 7) and had a great trip. The boat trip across to the island was great and lifejackets are available to all. Our guide was very informative and very enthusiastic about the island & lighthouse haveing...More

1  Thank johnrlalor
Reviewed 10 September 2014

A great friend of mine said I'm doing the ballycotton lighthouse tour, u around? Well as i see the lighthouse so often from my lofty position overlooking Ballycotton bay and have done for over 10 years i thought why not? Ive always wanted to see...More

3  Thank sparkyd72
Reviewed 10 September 2014

after many years of looking over at the lighthouse it was lovely to get over to it. Views were fabulous and guide was very knowledgeable. My 11 yr old son also loved it.

1  Thank gillgrimes
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