Schull and Mizen head
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
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 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.
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.