Towns of Cork
Ballycotton —County Cork
The picturesque angling village of Ballycotton is much favoured by deep sea anglers. Pleasure trips and angling are offered by South Coast Angling Centre.
Ballycotton has a long maritime history, and it was off Ballycotton in 1837 that the famous steam ship the 'Sirius' was lost. She had previously been the first passenger steam ship to cross the Atlantic. Today the Royal National Lifeboat stationed at Ballycotton is one of the most modern afloat. This service has a very commendable history with many famous rescues in years gone by. Just off the coast, Ballycotton Island has a 19th century lighthouse.