Customised School Tours Your Class Will Love!
Children are fascinated by our guided tours, and your class will be no different. Join us at Blacksod Lighthouse for a fun and engaging tour of the iconic building as our guides walk you through the fascinating history and interesting geography of the area. Take a stroll through the memorial garden and hear tales of mass emigration in difficult times. Through storytelling, exhibits, props and thorough research we transport young minds back to Blacksod of old!
Tours that Engage
Our school tours are versatile to suit your group’s need and interests. Learn about lighthouse keeping as a profession from the past. Keep your students engaged with tales of hardship and isolation on the high seas in the times before internet and phone lines and find the curious connections between Blacksod and World War 2. With tales of adventurers, pirates and shipwrecks your children will be engaged, amazed and enthralled!
Covering a range of subjects for all ages, our tours are the talk of the playground. Your class will return to school from their lighthouse adventure tour with memories to last a lifetime.
Our tours are also available in Irish language.
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What Our Visitors Say
"We had a very interesting time at Blacksod lighthouse learning about its history up to the present day. Our guide was very informative and helpful."
"Such an informative tour of the lighthouse and fascinating history lesson from Fergus who has the personal family history too. He made it all so interesting even for the younger family members. Highly recommend the tour. Thank you Fergus!"
"One of the best guided tours I have been on. The guide, Maureen Sweeney's Grandson himself, was an amazing Guide. Nothing like a lifetime of hearing tales to be able to help you tell an amazing story yourself. I have been to some fantastic museums and guided tours and this one is high up on my list definitely worth the money. The surroundings are so beautiful and the history is rich."
"Although I had been to the lighthouse many times this was the first time tours were offered so we jumped and at the chance and we were delighted we did. It hold many fascinating stories told so very well by Kathleen. We were lucky to meet with Vincent outside beforehand who also gave us a great insight into the history and significance of this lighthouse."
"We found the tour very informative and very enjoyable for all ages, the tour guide was very good providing very insightful information regards the history of the lighthouse and keeping the kids entertained."
"My family and I really enjoyed the tour, the guides where exceptional, worth the trip and we will be back for sure."
"My family greatly enjoyed the tour of the lighthouse provided by Kathleen. Her congeniality, knowledge of the history of the Lighthouse, and presentation skills matched the exceptionally good weather that day at Blacksod. The exhibits at the Lighthouse are very informative and up to the best standards of any exhibition in Ireland. The Lighthouse has a unique place in Irish and world history."
"Excellent tour full of fascinating information. Our guide was really informative and knew such a lot about the history of the place. The building was atmospheric and views from the lighthouse itself were breathtaking. Would highly recommend."
"One of the best light house tours I've been on. I'm originally from here and I learned a load of things about the light house and blacksod that I didn't know before. Tour guide was excellent and full of local knowledge and information, would highly recommend a visit."
"Turas den chéad scoth! Áit faoi leith é agus an stair ag baint leis. Bhí an beirt treoraí, Fergus agus Bill ar fheabhas. Mholfainn d'éinne an turas seo."
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