Mizen Head


Mizen Head is most South Westerly point of Ireland. The Mizen Head Signal station and visitor centre opened in 1994. In 1993 the signal station was de manned and went automatic.

Mizen tourism the developed it into a spectacular visitor centre, a Maritime museum and Heritage attraction. The signal station is approximately ten minutes walking distance from the visitor centre and car park.

The location of the museum is spectacular with it's views of the Atlantic Ocean.

The '99' steps are a long set of steps leading to a rocky outcrop on where the station was originally developed. Then if you cross the arched bridge to the Irish lights signal station where you will enjoy the fantastic views of the west and south coasts.

The Fastnet Rock lighthouse (the teardrop of Ireland) is about 4.5km south west of the signal station and was the last sight of Ireland for the many Emigrants to America. The lighthouse is the tallest in Ireland and the second to be built on the rock.

It replaced an earlier built in 1818 on Cape clear island. The signal station has information about the lighthouse keepers way of life until they finally left in 1993 and the station became automated.








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