Where to Go

in and around Schull

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Archaeology

People often regard archaeology as something unchanging, totally static. They could not be more wrong. Something new always turns up and changes our perception of the prehistoric past, throwing a... 

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Barleycove

Barleycove is a large beach backed by sand dunes, which were thrown up in the tidal wave which swept Europe after the earthquake in Lisbon in 1755. Today the dunes have... 

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Crookhaven

Crookhaven Harbour is as picturesque today as it was useful in its heyday, being a large and sheltered harbour. You pass the old Roadstone Quarry on the side of the... 

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Goleen

Travelling on westwards through the townlands of Kealfadda, Ballyrisode and Ballydevlin you arrive in Goleen. This village was built during the nineteenth century at a crossroads where a cattle fair... 

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Local History

Rich remains span the centuries, from the Neolithic period portal dolmen tomb on the Schull/Goleen road, down through the Bronze Age, represented by the Altar Tomb, a wedge type, and... 

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Mizen Head

Mizen Head Visitor Centre has been developed by a local tourism co-operative. The signal station was built in 1905 to protect shipping from the cliffs during fogbound journeys. It is... 

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Schull Harbour

The safe and surprisingly sheltered harbour, open only to gales from the south, is home to many waterborne activities. It has a small but busy inshore fishing fleet and a... 

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Schull Village

Nature sets the pace in this “Place Apart”, this beautiful south-west corner of Ireland, the rugged Mizen Peninsula jutting out into the wild Atlantic Ocean. The picturesque village of Schull... 

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The Fastnet

In 1810 the only sea lights on the south-west corner of Ireland were situated, one on Loophead at the mouth of the Shannon River, another on almost the highest point... 

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