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Mizen Head Visitor Centre

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.

Mizen Head by John Eagle


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An award  winning Maritime Museum and Heritage Attraction, this authentic all-weather experience is a must-see with its spectacular location on high cliffs with swirling Atlantic Ocean tides. From the Car park and Visitor Centre, the Signal Station is a ten minute walk along the path, down the 99 steps and across the Arched Bridge, the Mizen is famous for its wildflowers and sightings of wildlife, dolphins, whales, seals, gannets, kittiwakes, choughs - the bird migration north-south flight path is just a mile off shore.

South, the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse, Ireland's Teardrop, was the last landfall seen by many emigrants to America and one of Marconi's first telegraph stations. Mizen Signal Station had the first Radio Beacon in Ireland, 1931; the history of Safety at Sea communications is here, Wireless Signals, Racon, GPS and DGPS. Displays about the lives of the Irish Lights Keepers who left the Mizen in 1993, The Bridge with full Navigational Aids Simulator, Automatic Weather Station, Maps, Guided Tours. Mild Climate all year. Visit Mizen Cafe and Shop@theMizen. Coaches and Bus Tours welcome.

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  Mizen Head Visitor Centre
Mizen Head, Goleen, West Cork,

Tel: 028 35115/028-35000








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