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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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  • What a beautiful sight to behold. Crashing waves against the most spectacular cliff tops. Well worth a trip here. The sea life is very much alive. Very reasonable for the tickets. I would highly recom...  more »
  • Stunningly raw. Some of the sign posting might clearer, but overall it was a very nice experience despite the mist! 
  • This place is really beautiful, and is at the point most southwest of the Ireland. If weather is nice, beautiful views is offered to you and allows you to refuel of iodine in the nostrils
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