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Boat trip out to fastnet rock

We got the boat from cape clear out to the fastnet, it was something on my todo list for a long... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cork, Ireland
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"Ireland's Teardrop"

A magnificent lighthouse. Why are they replacing the sweeping beam with an inferior substitute and... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got the boat from cape clear out to the fastnet, it was something on my todo list for a long time, and well worth the trip.

Thank 449declans
Reviewed 22 May 2018

A magnificent lighthouse. Why are they replacing the sweeping beam with an inferior substitute and scant regard for the true heritage of the Fastnet?I

1  Thank EileenM_11
Reviewed 22 January 2018

If you are lucky enough to take a trip to see the Famous Fastnet Lighthouse you will not be disappointed. Known as Ireland's tear drop due to the tears shed of the many emigrants who left Ireland and this was their last sighting of their...More

1  Thank rory j
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I have only seen this whilst sailing around it. I have not been inside but its most impressive. If you go to Mizen Head you can also learn how it was constructed. A most impressive site and ingenious piece of engineering. Make sure you go...More

1  Thank John P
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Has to be seen. Even on a calm day the sea around the Fastnet can be choppy so be prepared. It's worth it in the end though, Great experience

1  Thank LeeAtkins1
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Sail around the Fastnet. It is iconic and truly a stamp in the stamp album of life. We were lucky and had a clear and sunny day, so caught it at its best, I think. The water is deep, so you can sail quite close...More

2  Thank David J
Reviewed 20 December 2016

You can only circle this thing by boat. It is precariously placed on a convenient rock in the Atlantic. No longer lived in, the light and position is automated. It is impressive. It's the first (or last) light of Ireland for ships crossing the Atlantic,...More

1  Thank valschull
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The tear drop of Ireland is not a lighthouse you can visit but one that can be appreciated from afar. The light can be seen over west cork on clear nights

Thank Droumleigh
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Traveled to see this beauty Ireland's Teardrop aka The Fastnet. Its amazing to see a lighthouse built on top of a rock, I admire our forefathers who built this stunning tower without the aid of machinary, cranes etc etc. Its a must see if you...More

Thank Jacky Q
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Couldn't have wished for better weather. We booked on late on a Saturday night for a Sunday Afternoon trip. They were very accommodating. We even got a discount for the group of 9A and 2 kids. We stopped in Cape Clear briefly to change boats...More

2  Thank Jane B
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