Take an island and lighthouse tour
Find out all about how Ballycotton Island lighthouse was first lit in 1851 and about the lives of the lightkeepers and their families who lived on this small island in County Cork. There's a short boat journey out to the island, followed by a walk up the island path to the lighthouse, as the guide tells stories of the area and the history. Lightkeepers lived on the island until 1992 but now the only residents are the island's seven goats. You can climb to the top of the tower for views down over the island and magnificent sea views.
By Yvonne Gordon, AFAR Local Expert
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Inn by the Harbour, Ballycotton, Co. Cork, P25 FY94, Ireland
+353 21 464 6875