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Ballycotton - Cork - Town View

from water

Ballycotton is famous for its trecherous coastal waters. The Lighthouse was commissioned in 1851 and the Ballycotton Lifeboat Rescue Service is one of the best known in the country

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Photo Details

  • County: Cork
  • Town: Ballycotton
  • Scene: Town View
  • Date: 1910 (estimate)

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  • Read about Ballycotton below

Ballycotton

Ballycotton (Irish: Baile Choitín) is a village in County Cork, Ireland, situated about 25 miles from Cork city. It is a famous fishing village.

Lighthouse

Commissioned in 1851.

Lifeboat

The RNLI lifeboat station was established in 1858 even though medals had been awarded for rescues that took place in 1826 and 1829. The most famous rescue by the Ballycotton lifeboat took place in 1936. A Gold Medal was awarded to Coxswain Patrick Sliney, Silver Medals to Second Coxswain John Lane Walsh and Motor Mechanic Thomas Sliney, and Bronze Medals to Crew Members Michael Coffey Walsh, John Shea Sliney, William Sliney and Thomas Walsh for the service on February 11 when the Daunt Rock lightship broke away from her moorings. The seas were so mountainous that spray was flying over the lantern of the lighthouse 196ft high. The lifeboat was away from the station for 79hours and at sea for 49hours; the crew had no food for 25hours and they only had three hours sleep. The eight crew were rescued after the lifeboat went alongside the vessel more than a dozen times. This was one of the most exhausting and gallant services in the history of the RNLI.

Local attractions

Ballycotton is also well known as the home of many fine public houses including the Blackbird of Ballycotton, Lynch's or the Inn by the Harbour, The Schooner and McGraths. The Blackbird is known as a good music venue.