Mizen Magic

We’ve done several posts on the Sheep’s Head and the marked hiking trails that crisscross that peninsula. But we actually live on a different peninsula, The Mizen, and it is just as glorious and wild and beautiful.

Map of Mizen and Goleen

The road to the Mizen Head starts at Ballydehob, runs along the southern side of the peninsula through Schull and Toormore and on to Goleen and Crookhaven. At the far or western end are the beaches of Barley Cove and the Mizen Head Lighthouse and Visitor Centre. There are no villages on the northern side of the peninsula until you reach Durrus, which also marks the start of the Sheep’s Head Peninsula. It is bounded on the south by the waters and islands of Roaringwater Bay and on the north by Dunmanus Bay. The whole peninsula is rich in history and archaeology and we plan future posts about many aspects of life here.

For the moment, a flavour in photographs of what The Mizen landscape has in store for visitors.

Dunbeacon Stone Circle

Dunbeacon Stone Circle

Ballyrisode Beach

Ballyrisode Beach

Dunmanus Bay

Dunmanus Bay

Mizen Head

Mizen Head

Dunmanus Harbour

Dunmanus Harbour

Three Castle Head

Three Castle Head

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      • Finola, sorry but I have only just seen your reply, my father is from Fahane on the Sheeps Head and I have been coming to west cork since I was a baby & I am now 49 !!
        I also speak with Pat Crowley (durrus history) & follow ”freespiral” on blipfoto, if you know of any other west cork blogs i’d be grateful if you direct me to them.
        Great blog from you and Robert, my wife and I really look forward to reading them on a sunday evening !

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  1. I am enjoying your Journal – thanks Finola for such splendid entries on your Blog.
    Here, we have had an inch of rain, welcomed after seven weeks of superb but dry weather

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