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Rosscarbery, Schull and Mizen head

Rosscarbery

 

Rosscarbery
This little town is full of surprises. At first, you notice the picturesque and very sleepy village, but explore further and you will find some lovely beaches and woods, and Drombeg, a Bronze Age stone circle. The small village is extremely tranquil, with a small number of places where you can stop for refreshments.

The Ross Lounge and Tavern, well-hidden in summer under so many flower boxes, is open all day and serves food in The Avalon restaurant. The Pilgrim's Rest is a very charming cafe and book shop, where wholesome lunches are served. Then there is O'Callaghan Walshe, an excellent evening restaurant with extensive wine list and local oysters.

Mizen Head
Mizen Head peninsula is in West Cork, and with Roaringwater Bay to the east and the Atlantic Ocean on the west, is a very scenic area. Schull is a small, pretty fishing village on the Mizen Head peninsula, it's very popular with Irish holiday makers and is a pleasant place to stop. For a small place, there is a surprising number of good cafes, restaurants and pubs. Ballydehob, at the northern land end of the peninsula, is another small and very colourful village. It's very peaceful here, and the handful of cafes and shops are worth a visit.

Mizen Signal Station lies at the very tip of the peninsula and is the most south westerly point in Ireland. The long drive to reach here is well worth it, just to visit this sparse and lonely Station and see the magnificent views across the ocean.


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