Mizen Head Visitor Centre
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Mizen Head, Mizen Tourism Cooperative, Harbour Road, Goleen, Cork, Republic of Ireland
Mizen Head Irish Lights Signal Station is Ireland's most south westerly point and 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.
In all weathers, the Mizen is spellbinding. Mizen Head Signal Station Visitor Attraction is three experiences in one exciting package. Firstly there is the dynamic visitor centre displaying the navigational aids simulator, the Fastnet Hall, the geology of the Mizen, the Fastnet Rescue Tide Clock, the S.S Irada Propellor and much more.
Secondly, 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 minke, 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.
You can also visit the Mizen cafe and gift shop.