Goleen

'Goilin' (little inlet)

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 was regularly held. You will notice the extremely wide road winding through the village and all the houses were originally built as shops.

Falling away left of the village is the hidden harbour from which the village takes its name, ‘Goilin’ (little inlet) is easily recognisable once you venture down the lane. Although the harbour dries at low tide, giving great feeding for a variety of wildlife including fox and a pheasant, there is a deep-water quay at the entrance to accommodate fishing boats and yachts.

WHERE TO GO

Local History

Rich remains span the centuries, from the Neolithic period portal dolmen tomb on the Schull/Goleen road, down through... 

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WHAT TO DO

Blue House Gallery

Set in the middle of Schull Village on Main Street. The Blue House Gallery showing Local, National and... 

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WHAT’S HAPPENING

August 2018

Schull at it’s busiest! The village is buzzing with visitors, the harbour filled with yachts, kayaks, dingies and... 

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WHERE TO SHOP

Blue House Gallery

Set in the middle of Schull Village on Main Street. The Blue House Gallery showing Local, National and... 

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