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Schull & The Mizen

Welcome to Schull

Set in the centre of an area of outstanding natural beauty, Schull is one of the finest villages in West Cork, Ireland – an idyllic place to stay or visit along the Wild Atlantic Way. The prevailing south-westerly winds come over more than 2000 miles of open sea and the air is marvellously clear and clean. The safe and welcoming harbour, the many islands off-shore and the Atlantic Ocean beyond, provide an excellent base for watersports. There is also tennis, pony trekking, a planetarium, fine restaurants, good accommodation, a boatyard, a weekly country market and a peninsula rich in archaeology and wildlife. It is wonderful country for walking and cycling and an excellent area for holidays, in winter and summer.


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All the latest news
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From local news, to live music, festivals, drama, exhibitions and shows, it's all happening in Schull...



Schull is located in West Cork - the far South-West of County Cork, Ireland - about 100km/60 miles south-west of Cork City. You can get to Schull from outside Ireland by sea ferries or air.


A Journey of Discovery

Experience the Wild Atlantic Way for yourself and plan the rest of your itinerary during your stay in Schull.


Today was the first day of the 8th Annual Fastnet Film Festival. All sorts of people have been buzzing about the village, volunteers in their branded t-shirts, designers with armfuls of stuff, foreign folk with moustaches and cool shoes, actors behind sunglasses, industry bigwigs on their phones and of course all of us locals just enjoying the buzz and the sunshine. The official opening was held at Grove House where Ikarumba entertained and everyone enjoyed the sunny May evening (www.facebook.com/fastnetshortfilmfestival/) ... See MoreSee Less

25th May, 2016  ·  

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So exciting...we were lucky enough to be invited to the book launch of E.R. Murray's (www.facebook.com/ERMurray.Author/?fref=ts) SECOND book "Caramel Hearts". In true West Cork fashion, friends and family were out to celebrate Elizabeth's triumph with great plate loads of home baking ~ the book features lots of recipes ~ and some very eager readers waiting to get their books signed by the author herself.

The book is available at AnnaB's Bookshop (www.facebook.com/Anna-Bs-Bookshop-1624621554477571/)
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24th May, 2016  ·  

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We are thrilled to announce a new enterprise has started up here in Schull - a perfectly thought out one that will benefit all of us here on the Mizen. We present the West Cork Picnic Society (www.facebook.com/westcorkpicnicsociety), Heather and Jena are putting together everything you would want for the perfect picnic, homemade hummus, tapenade, flavoured butters, baguettes, together with local cheeses, fresh fruit, water and a little chocolate treat, all for the very attractive price of €10 per person. So whether you are heading to the beach or some secluded spot inland consider ordering these lovely outdoor feasts. All their details are on their facebook page. ... See MoreSee Less

19th May, 2016  ·  

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It's that time of year again...when the local fire brigade kindly come and wash down the village. This event happens every year to get the village looking it's best for the coming season. You will notice too that the new Fastnet Film Festival (www.facebook.com/fastnetshortfilmfestival) decorations are now up too. It is looking alot like summer here in West Cork. ... See MoreSee Less

18th May, 2016  ·  

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Gary 'Ted' Sargent has left Schull this morning after months of meticulous planning and a huge amount of shear grafting to realise his current dream. Sailing is in his blood, as was the idea of challenging himself, crossing the Atlantic - maybe, circumnavigating the world - maybe, circumnavigating the country - yes! So with that in mind he is setting off to sail all the way round and back to Schull (hopefully in mid June) in a tiny laser! We wish him Bon Voyage and Fair Winds. Follow his exploits through the usual channels (www.facebook.com/onewildride.ie)
1. Schull is the natural starting point, close to the West Coast and the Fastnet is there - such a symbol of world sailing.
2. Reckons his favourite view will be sailing back into Schull after nearly 1500 miles at sea and he has it planned "A Long Way to the Top" by AC/DC will playing loud and clear!
3. When asked what hobby he wished he had taken up 10 years ago, his response "sailing is and has always been my life'.
4. He hopes to have a couple of hours on his return to explore the village and meet more people and to experience his best night out in Schull which will be epically celebrating his achievement.
5. He drinks Guinness and his favourite pizza is an Hawaiian with extra jalepenos
6. What did he want to be when he was 5? "Don't know, still trying to figure that one out!"
7. He wants for nothing, " I have my health, I am still learning, still having fun - I am happy out!
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14th May, 2016  ·  

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