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#LighthouseTours – Tours of Ballycotton Island Lighthouse in East Cork, where officially launched last week in conjunction with the Commissioners of Irish Lights.

The landmark lighthouse built in the mid-1800s has opened its doors to the public for a new tourism initiative off the sunny south-east coast.

Yasmine Hyde, founder of Ballymaloe Relish is at the helm of this new venture. After successfully securing €90,000 in funding from SECAD, the South and East Cork Area Development fund, this exciting not-for-profit company was launched in the scenic fishing village situated 40k from Cork City.

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours offer an exhilarating and magical experience where you can travel to the island in an open topped 12-passenger boat named 'Yassy'. While you are there you can explore the lighthouse while enjoying the stunning views from the lantern balcony.

The Commissioners of Irish Lights wish Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours every success for the future. For more information visit: www.ballycottonislandlighthousetours.com

 

Published in Lighthouses

RNLI Ireland Information

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts.

The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and the Channel Islands.

The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,200 lives.

How many RNLI stations are there in Ireland?

46 stations

The RNLI currently operates from 46 stations in the Republic and Northern Ireland. Different classes of lifeboat are needed for various locations. So RNLI lifeboats are divided into two category types: all-weather and inshore.

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