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Mizen Head in Co. Cork

Mizen Head (Irish: Carn Uí Néid) is located at the extremity of the Mizen Peninsula in Co Cork with spectacular views.

Mizen Head is one of the extreme points of the island of Ireland . The tip of the peninsula is almost an island, cut off by a deep chasm.  Mizen Head Irish Lights Signal Station  offers visitors an educational and thrilling experience.
Mizen Head Signal Station, built to save lives off the treacherous rocks at Ireland’s most south westerly point, five miles from Goleen, is open to the public.

There is the walk to the signal station down the famous 99 steps, and over the arched bridge amid stunning scenery with the possibility of seeing seals, kittiwakes, gannets and choughs. One of the best places in the world to see fin and humpback whales and dolphins.

Lastly there is the keepers’ quarters in the former Irish Lights Signal Station. Here you can view the engine room with the Marconi radio room and the workman’s quarters with the Mizen map collection, CIL boats displays and much more.

 

 


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