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Review of Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours
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Owner description: 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!
Cork
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Adventure ”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 for us adults but we had the added advantage of hearing all the history and stories from our excellent guide , Derry. This tour is very very good and a great way to spend a portion of a day, especially when it is sunny. While our 5 yr old loved it, the 3 yr old was probably on the young side to truly understand and appreciate it all. Still saying that, I would do it all over again without question.

Visited August 2016
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited August 2016
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Kill, Ireland
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Really great Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited August 2016
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Shrewsbury
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best Ballycotton trip”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 was good value.
Also to mention our very competent young skipper who fetched us too and fro.

Visited July 2016
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Dublin
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A worthwhile visit - loved the whole tour”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 amazing. The younger kids on the trip really enjoyed it too. A special excursion for an afternoon.

Visited July 2016
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