Mizen Head Visitor Centre, Goleen

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With a view over the most southwestern point of Ireland, Mizen Head Visitor Centre was once a signal station for ships andĀ home of the first radio beacon in Ireland. The rocky coast may pose a danger to sailors, but its crags topped with green plateaus are a pleasure for the eye. The high cliffs provideĀ a scenic point for the visitor center and a maritime museum. A path with 99 steps leads to the station across the Arched Bridge. Stop on your way up to see if you can spot dolphins, whales, and seals. There is a fee to enter the visitor center; once inside, stroll through the several exhibits, including photography, stories of lighthouse keepers, and a working weather station. Highlights include a navigational simulator that gives you taste of life at sea and 500 individually crafted tiles in the "Sky to Seabed" exhibit. Replenish your energy at the on-site cafe. With our online itinerary creator, County Cork attractions like Mizen Head Visitor Centre can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This place is amazing, we were lucky to have a beautiful sunny day for our trip to mizen head. The centre is well laid out with plenty of info to read about the area. The walks and views are out of th...  more »
  • This is a genuine must visit if you're in Cork or the southern part of Ireland! It's closer to get to than Cliffs of Moher and equally pretty! i've been twice and loved it! The colour blue in this pla...  more »
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