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West of Schull to Mizen Head/Ireland

Introducing West of Schull to Mizen Head

If you're driving or cycling, take the undulating coastal route from Schull to Goleen. On a clear day there are great views out to Cape Clear Island and the Fastnet lighthouse. The landscape becomes wilder around the hamlet of Toormore. From Goleen, roads run out to thrilling Mizen Head and to the picturesque harbour village of Crookhaven.

Along the way, you'll spot old stone houses, many now derelict in fields. While there's obviously no shortage of materials, building these houses to withstand Atlantic gales required enormous amounts of labour on the part of locals, already challenged by the unreliable fertility of the land.