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Mizen Head Visitor Centre, Goleen

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With a view over the most southwestern point of Ireland, Mizen Head Visitor Centre was once a signal station for ships and home of the first radio beacon in Ireland. The rocky coast may pose a danger to sailors, but its crags topped with green plateaus are a pleasure for the eye. The high cliffs provide a scenic point for the visitor center and a maritime museum. A path with 99 steps leads to the station across the Arched Bridge. Stop on your way up to see if you can spot dolphins, whales, and seals. There is a fee to enter the visitor center; once inside, stroll through the several exhibits, including photography, stories of lighthouse keepers, and a working weather station. Highlights include a navigational simulator that gives you taste of life at sea and 500 individually crafted tiles in the "Sky to Seabed" exhibit. Replenish your energy at the on-site cafe. Put Mizen Head Visitor Centre into our Goleen vacation route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Goleen.
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  • We got here around 12. As we drove up we saw signs saying it was only open weekends until March. We were happy just to look at the spectacular views. We chanced our arm as we noticed a few people goin...  more »
  • Went here during my recent trip, and were lucky enough to be here during a stormy day. The views were out of this world. Was the highlight of our trip. Would def go again!!  more »
  • People who write something else have no longer all slats on the fence. It is too expensive or there who misses a lighthouse should inform times in advance across the country.
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