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Ireland's most southwesterly point is dominated by this signal station, a complex completed in 1909 to help warn ships off the rocks, which appear in the water around here like crushed ice in a cola
Like many Victori...
A timeless building right on the harbour. Several generations of picnic tables draw several generations of punters when there's even a hint of sun. Pub food like seafood chowder and fried shrimp is popular – and good.
Crookhaven's ends-of-the-earth location fuels creative inspiration and Jorg Uschkamp makes exquisite gold and silver jewellery at his workshop/gallery on the harbourfront...
Set discreetly back from the water, this stone cottage of a pub also has a bulwark of picnic tables outside. The food here is an ambitious take on pub grub; seafood, of course, is supreme...
Horse- and pony-trekking and trap rides are available at the Ballycumisk Riding School , outside Schull on the way to Ballydehob, for €30 per hour.
Bus and taxi service.
The dark interior is a bit of a throwback to the ’70s, but locals love this place and changes might cause a revolution. The menu makes a tour through local meat and seafood, many used in timeless preparations...
A good indie bookshop.
This sailor-filled wine bar (with many good choices by the glass) and art gallery serves soups, salads and enormous chunky sandwiches filled with local cheese and salami...
The Republic’s only planetarium, the Schull Planetarium, on the grounds of Schull Community College, has an 8m dome and a video and slide show. It was founded by a German visitor who was charmed by the town...
Schull's popular Sunday Country Market showcases the village's artists' and craftspeople's work, and draws producers and purveyors from around the region.
Divecology runs courses and dives to wreck and reef sites.
Sailing regatta usually held after the August bank holiday.
You can see photos of Fastnet Lighthouse under oceanic assault at Tom Newman Photography in Schull.
The Schull Ferry is now up-and-running; there are three sailings daily except Monday and Thursday, when no services run.
The town's social hub, Hackett's rises above the norm with a creative pub menu of organic dishes prepared from scratch...
The Schull Watersport Centre hires out sailing dinghies (€60 per half-day) and snorkelling gear (€15 per day), and can arrange sea-kayaking sessions (a two-hour session costs €30) plus other activities, like sailing...
Charming tin-roofed stone pub amid flowering gardens on the waterfront.
Filled with colourful works of art and cute gifts, the Heron Gallery, Cafe & Gardens is a charming place to pause; cakes are served year-round, from around April to October its wholesome menu (falafel, caramelise...
The small heritage centre has exhibits on the island’s history and culture, and fine views north across the water to Mizen Head.
For everything you need to know about goat husbandry, contact Ed Harper at Chléire Goats, based at a farm west of the church...
The Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival draws hundreds of people for storytelling, workshops and walks, as summer wanes.
Ionad Foghlama Chléire runs Irish-language programs for adults.
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