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Excellent Family Activity

We travelled as a group on Saturday to see Ballycotton lighthouse. Our tour guide was extremely... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Mairead O
Wonderful guided trip to beautiful and interesting Lighthouse - Must Visit!

A quick 5 minute boat ride with Max (the sailor) followed by a very informative tour with Derry, a... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We travelled as a group on Saturday to see Ballycotton lighthouse. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable, funny and obviously passionate bout passing on, and learning about the history fo the Ballycotton lighthouse. After looking out at the island since the age of 2, 24...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Mairead O
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

A quick 5 minute boat ride with Max (the sailor) followed by a very informative tour with Derry, a brilliant Guide, for an hour learning about this amazing world of the lighthouse and their keepers, with stories and pictures making the experience so real and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RiminiFamily
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Excellent guided trip to the lighthouse. Beautiful panoramic views. Well worth a visit. Very short boat trip to the island inhabited only by resident goats.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cindy801
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Booking in advance is a must as very popular. Only 10 per trip on a boat to the island with a tour guide. We had Claire who is a local lady, she was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Saw the 7 resident gosts and went up...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank whirlnutwhip
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The crew of the SAilCork training yacht "Holy Grounder" had a great tour to the lighthouse today. Matt our boat driver brought us safely across the the Island and we had great information from our guide Claire. Really interesting! Fantastic for all the family!!

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank sailcork
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic couple of hours spent in beautiful ballycotton, short boat journey to the island lighthouse with ex lighthouse employee Eddie reminiscing about all the history and day to day work in running a lighthouse, spectacular sightseeing awaits, views from top of lighthouse are breathtaking, from...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Brian C
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip out to the Lighthouse. Lovely short trip out to be met by Derry our fab guide. In our group was my niece Deirdre, her husband Lyndon, son Jack and their friends Sarah Jane, Mark, Henry & Rosie from Norwich, UK....More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank maryryanCork
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We had a wonderful time seeing the lighthouse. We were not sure if we would make it to Ballycotton until the day before, so we did not book ahead but we were able to walk into the Inn around 10AM off the 240 bus from...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Sean K
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Booked to do the tour of the lighthouse. What a lovely day we had. Our tour rep Eddie was wonderful. After the lovely boat trip to the island he kept us entertained by telling us the history of the lighthouse. The best part was he...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Catherinecork2016
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing scenery, especially on sunny day. Nice walk at the top of the cliff till the end of that track

Date of experience: March 2017
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