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  Mizen Head in Cork - Ireland Travel Information Guide
Beyond the town of Ballydehob, the Mizen Peninsula stretches its long finger southward through Schull, an attractive little fishing village, popular with sail boats in the summer, and on through the tiny village of Goleen.
At the head are the Visitor Centre and Signal Station, which stands on a dramatic promontory battered by the ocean and linked to the mainland by a solid arched bridge.
The real magic of Mizen Head is the breathtaking scenery of the landscape itself and of course the knowledge that you are at the very southern tip of Ireland, with the vast swell of the Atlantic sprawled out before you.
www.12travel.com /ie/Cork_Kerry/attractions/mizen_head.html   (387 words)

 Lighthouses@Lighthouse Digest ... The Mizen Vision
Mizen was a particular case in that it is the most southwesterly point in Ireland.
Hook Head Lighthouse in Co. Wexford, Ireland's oldest, was manned by monks as early as 452 AD, while the Sisters of the Convent of St. Anne were keepers of the light at Youghal for about 350 years, up to 1542.
They bring this curiosity to the Mizen and although it is only a "headland station" as distinct from the isolated "island station" or the even more remote "tower station" like its famous neighbor, the Fastnet, visitors manage to capture a real sense of what life must have been like for the early keepers.
www.lhdigest.com /digest/Storypage.cfm?storykey=433   (1273 words)

 Mizen Head in Cork - Ireland Travel Information Guide
The Mizen Head, the most southerly point in Ireland is situated just a short drive from the sleepy village of Schull in West Cork.
The Mizen Head Lighthouse was built in 1910 and was manned to keep passing ships safe up until 1993 when it was made automatic.
The Mizen Vision visitor centre in the Keeper's house and Engine room is for visitors to the area to enjoy.
www.12travel.ie /ie/Cork_Kerry/attractions/mizen_head.html   (204 words)

 route planner
Mizen Head, County Cork is the start of the Cycle Ireland 2006 Challenge.
Mizen Head Signal Station is also situated here and was built to save lives off the treacherous rocks.
Mizen Signal Station had the first Radio Beacon in Ireland, 1931; the history of Safety at Sea communications is here, Wireless Signals, Racon, GPS and DGPS as well as displays about the lives of the Irish Lights Keepers who left the Mizen in 1993.
www.uk-cycle-challenge.com /routeplanner.html   (2079 words)

 ALL IRELAND TRAVEL - www.all-ireland.com
The Mizen Head Peninsula is the farthest southwestern point in Ireland.
The 100 year old Mizen Head Lighthouse is perched on the edge of a steep cliff above the sea and was once a fully manual lighthouse.
Now automated, it's open to the public as a museum with each of the several rooms dedicated to seafaring, the lighthouse and even rooms done up in the original style featuring equipment that would have been used at the time.
www.all-ireland.com /attractions/m/mizen-head.htm   (356 words)

 Winds and Breezes :: Mizen Head Signal Station
Mizen Head Lighthouse was one of the last lighthouses in Ireland to be automated, and if I remember rightly, the last relief of the lighthouse keepers took place sometime in 1994, or possibly 1993.
As lighthouses go, Mizen Head isn’t quite along the lines of the tall tower types.
But I did visit the Mizen Head complex, and I have to say, there are some stunning views there.
www.windsandbreezes.org /?p=393   (404 words)

 Drifting Towards Mizen Head - Volvo Update - Around The World Of Sailing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
As the fleet approaches the peninsular of Mizen Head situated in the west of County Cork the wind has decreased from 9 knots to 4 knots over the last six hours since the last report and the fleet is struggling for find any breeze they can.
Located on the promontory of Mizen Head is an old signalling station, a weather station and a lighthouse.
The Mizen Head signal station was built in 1910 to save lives off the treacherous rocks at Ireland’s most south westerly point, but all is extreemly calm on this wind less night.
www.torresen.com /sailing/content_archives/004300.php   (221 words)

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You are responsible for ensuring that you reach the accommodation at the end of the day, and no refunds will be given should you fail to complete a day’s ride.
From the lighthouse at Mizen Head you head north, still mostly following the coast, around Dunmanus Bay and Bantry Bay, to the attractive little town of Glengarriff.
Head south through rolling countryside to the pretty little town of Kinsale, and then turn west, partly following the coast, partly inland through the busy town of Skibbereen and along the Mizen Peninsula to Toormore Bay (81 miles).
www.bikeadventures.co.uk /indholinfoxe047.html   (1591 words)

 Mizen Head Fog Signal Station Visitor Attraction, Irish Lights, Commissioners of Irish Lights, Mizen Tourism ...
About Us Mizen Head Fog Signal Station was sanctioned in 1906 by the Irish Lights Board to combat the high loss of life and shipping on the rocks.
Until 1993 the Station was manned by three Keepers; in April 1993 the Station was automated and Mizen Tourism Co-operative Society Ltd., a community rural development initiative, was formed to create a visitor attraction, 'Mizen Vision', in the former Keepers' Quarters and to take over the path to the Point.
The experience has given them great confidence to go out into the world and the Mizen has had the benefit of their youth and enthusiasm to meet our visitors.
www.mizenhead.ie /about.htm   (412 words)

 MARREY SETS NEW MIZEN HEAD TO FAIR HEAD RECORD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The attempt, which was backed by Murphy and Gunn, saw him complete the distance in 17 hours and 48 minutes, a significant improvement on the previous mark of 18 hours 37 minutes.
I had to stop for ten minutes along the way…my upper body was shattered, I had to get a massage for ten minutes as I couldn’t even raise my arms.
From Mizen Head to Charleville there was hardly any wind, no help to performance.
www.irishcycling.com /publish/news/art_2015.shtml   (604 words)

 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Mizen Vision, the Irish Lights Signal Station Visitor Centre, had been developed by a local tourism co-operative.
Another gem of the Mizen Peninsula is Three Castle Head, where the three castles, which are three Tower Houses with curtain walling.
Access is restricted at the moment due to the unstable state of the castles, but it is worth asking if it is possible to visit.
www.crookhaven.ie /mizen_head.htm   (156 words)

 fammiz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
He gave evidence to the inquest, and an account of this can be seen in the page on his victims or in a contemporary report of the crime.
All of the known Mizen lines have family members in London around that time, so some further investigation is required to clarify which of us can claim to be related to this famous policeman.
Mizen Head is a piece of land projecting into the Atlantic Ocean from the South Western tip of the Republic of Ireland.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/RobertLEISER/fammiz.htm   (508 words)

 Commissioners of Irish Lights
The SS Trada was wrecked at Mizen Head on 22 December 1908.
At the enquiry held on 26 January 1909 the Master of the vessel blamed the disaster on the lack of a fog signal at Mizen Head.
Mizen Head light was converted to automatic operation and, as a consequence, the Lightkeepers were permanently withdrawn in March 1993.
www.cil.ie /flat_areaEQLlighthousesAMPLighthouseIDEQL44_entry.html   (605 words)

Although this light was originally built and established as a fog signal station in 1909, it was not lit until 1959.
Mizen Head Signal Station is now open to the public for the first time since it was completed.
There are spectacular views on the Bridge and at the end of the peninsula and the houses have been equipped with an audio-visual room, a map and archive room; the Keeper's kitchen and bedroom have been retained and there is a bird and sea watch room.
web.ukonline.co.uk /caseysbar/mitzen_head.htm   (264 words)

 Mizen Vision, At Mizen Head, county Cork, Ireland
izen Head Signal Station is open to the public for the first time since it was completed in 1910.
Mizen Vision the Mizen Head Signal Station Visitor centre has been open since June 1st, 1994.
A local co-operative, Mizen Tourism, was formed to develop the location into a visitor centre to create rural employment.
www.cork-guide.ie /mizen.htm   (204 words)

 Mizen Head Footbridge - Seamus Doyle
The footbridge across the gorge at Mizen Head providing access to the lighthouse was constructed in 1909, using partly precast and partly reinforced concrete construction.
It is also used by Mizen Head Signal Station visitor centre as part of their attraction and to provide visitor access to the exhibition in the former Keepers’ Quarters.
In the Mizen Head footbridge tensile loads occur in directly loaded members such as the deck hangers and also in members subject to bending from the wind, such as the deck edge beams, trestles and rib braces.
www.cil.ie /sh978x5454.html   (704 words)

 Bantry Mizen Head Kinsale Cork Cashel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It was the seat of the 4 Earls of Bantry (1816-1891) and in 1945 was the first house in Ireland to be opened to the public.
We drove from Bantry down to Mizen Head which is the most south-westerly part of Ireland.
From Mizen Head, we drove along the southern coast of Ireland through a lot of small towns.
www.piscitella.com /Ireland/ireland_day3.htm   (500 words)

 Mizen Head
Mount Gabriel had the oldest worked copper mines in north-west Europe dating back to the 17th century B.C. We head on into the colourful rugged village of Goleen, via the Coast route, which is the first hill road on the left as one bids farewell to Schull.
As one climbs, no camera could caputre the magnificence of the view as on one's right one overlooks patchworks of grassland with cattle grazing, rocks and trees, interlayered between the azure of the ocean which stretches to the horizon.
There is a cul de sac leading to watch towers and a former coastguard station on one's left, or meander on right past dappled rocks and look across at the fabulous yachting habour of Crookhaven.
www.westcorktravel.com /Drives/MizenHead/MizenHead.htm   (652 words)

 Cycling from Mizen Head to Malin Head, Ireland, www.bikeplus.co.uk
Cycling from Mizen Head to Malin Head, Ireland, www.bikeplus.co.uk
Something that has not changed was the open friendliness of the locals, most said hello or asked were we were heading as we passed, if we had stopped to look at our route sheets many took the time to ask if we needed help, some even stopped their cars to do so.
As we headed further North the newer properties started to thin out and although the scenery was less picturesque in many ways I preferred it, as we started to see more of the Ireland I remembered and what I was expecting to see, with more open spaces and older style cottages.
www.bikeplus.co.uk /Our_Tours_Ireland.htm   (618 words)

 Mizen Head Irish Lights Signal Station at Ireland's most Southwesterly Point . Must-see Awardwinning Attraction in West ...
Mizen Head Irish Lights Signal Station at Ireland's most Southwesterly Point.
At the end of the Mizen Peninsula, the cliffs of Mizen Head rise high above the Atlantic Ocean, where the currents meet from the west and south coasts.
Mizen Café, Shop@the Mizen and Washrooms are there for your comfort.
www.mizenhead.ie   (154 words)

 Suaimhneas, Mizen Head - Irish Rental and self catering Ireland for Ireland vacation and Ireland Holiday
A charming stone cottage with all modern facilities, Suaimhneas (Gaelic for Calm or Tranquility) is blessed with a scenic location on the Mizen Head that is both secluded and yet convenient to all the main tourist attractions in this beautiful part of West Cork.
The other headland, called Three Castles Head, has magnificent castle ruins overlooking a lagoon - these are on private land and can be accessed on foot by the more adventurous.
Both of the neighbouring peninsulas, the Sheep's Head and the Beara, have waymarked walks for hikers.
www.stayindependently.com /scsuaimhneas/index.htm   (272 words)

Mizen Head, the most southwesterly point in Ireland, is a beautiful and dramatic place with high cliffs, crashing waves and a romantic path down the 99 Steps to the Mizen Head Signal Station across an Arched Bridge 150' above the sea.
Mizzen Head is also the site of the first Transatlantic Radio Aerial.
In 1994, when the Commissioners of Irish Lights automated the Station, Mizen Tourism Co-operative developed the Mizen Head Visitor Centre, opening up this exhilarating experience for the public.
homepage.eircom.net /~andrewsown/page19mizen.html   (270 words)

 Malin Head to Mizen Head Cycle Challenge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Head to Head challenge starts from the very north of Ireland down to the most southerly point, travelling across hilly terrains and through quaint villages - it’s a fantastic way to see the country.
It’s the final day of cycling today, as we continue to our final destination at Mizen Head, a really beautiful peninsula with stunning cliffs and sandy beaches.
The Head to Head challenge starts from the very north of Ireland down to the most southerly point.
www.mariecurie.org.uk /events/cycling/Malin_Head_to_Mizen_Head_Cycle_Challenge/MalinHeadtoMizenHeadCycleChallenge.htm   (1995 words)

 Mizen Head Hotel - Bamburgh - Mizen Head Hotel Reviews - TripAdvisor
I went to stay at the Mizon Head hotel with my class from Carlisle we stoped for 3 nights when we got to the hotel we were greated at the door and showen 2 are rooms this seemed very nice we went down...
We have just speant a great weekend in Bamburgh and the welcome we received at the Mizen was first class.My husband travels all over the world and was more than pleased with the atmosphere and attention...
I stayed recently at the Mizen head with my family and had a fantastic time.
tripadvisor.com /Hotel_Review-g504035-d295902-Reviews-Mizen_Head_Hot...   (644 words)

 Mizen Head Hotel Bamburgh Northumberland Hotel Bed and Breakfast Wedding Venues Receptions and Parties Coach Parties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
he Mizen Head is a family run hotel suitable for long stays, week-end breaks and bed and breakfast.
Located in Bamburgh on the beautiful coast of Northumberland, we cater for all types of functions such as wedding parties and receptions for weddings which can be held in nearby Bamburgh Castle.
The delightful village also boasts a museum devoted to the memory and heroic feats of Grace Darling and her father, the lighthouse keeper, who rowed out together to rescue shipwreck survivors in 1838.
www.themizenheadhotel.co.uk   (229 words)

 Been There | Tips | Mizen Head and Fastnet lighthouse
Mizen Head is west of Schull and is Ireland’s most south-westerly point.
Nine miles out in the Atlantic, this lonely outpost has warned approaching shipping for over a hundred years but since 1989 is fully automatic.
From Schull, travel west down the bog road which takes you to Mizen Head.
www.ivebeenthere.co.uk /tips/9749   (106 words)

 Health Service Executive Mizen to Malin Head Charity Cycle
The Health Service Executive is the new title sponsor for this year's Mizen to Malin Head charity cycle " in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind; the tour's organisers, 'The 99ers', have announced.
The 2006 cross-country cycle, branded - "Try a Bike for Health: HSE Mizen to Malin 06," takes place from 27th May to 3rd June 2006; and will cover a distance of 680Km starting at Mizen Head, Co. Cork and finishing at Malin Head, Co. Donegal.
Members of the public are welcome to lend their support by donating online at www.guidedogs.ie using the reference: "99'ers cycle" in the special instructions panel when filling out the form.
www.hse.ie /en/Sponsorship/MizentoMalinHeadCharityCycle   (597 words)

 Marconi at Mizen Head Visitor Centre Ireland Visitor Attractions
The telegraphic station was moved up to Brow Head where the signalling equipment had been used for so long to contact passing ships.
Messages were sent to the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse by signalling methods and then relayed to the Brow Head station by wireless telegraphy for relaying on to the recipients in the U.K. or Northern European owners.
In 1998 Elletra Marconi, Guglielmo’s youngest daughter by his Italian second wife, Maria Cristina Bezzi-Scalli visited Crookhaven to see for herself the place where her father had worked at the beginning of the century.
www.mizenhead.net /marconi.html   (785 words)

 Mizen Head Hotel Bamburgh Northumberland Wedding Venues Receptions Parties Bamburgh castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Weddings at The Mizen Head are memories to treasure
he Mizen Head Hotel offers a superb Wedding Venue, Receptions and Day that are second to none.
Imagine the romantic setting of Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland as the venue for your wedding day, driving up to the 12th century castle in a horse drawn carriage or a vintage Rolls Royce, walking down the aisle in the Great Hall with all your friends and family to share your happiness.
www.themizenheadhotel.co.uk /Weddings.htm   (617 words)

 Irelandscape: Pictures of Ireland - The Ruins and The Lake
The easiest way to go to Three Castle Head is to come from Schull on the R591 and follow the direction of Mizen Head.
But Three Castle Head is also a very fragile site and needs to be cared for and treated with all the respect it deserves.
This picture was taken at 5 in the morning during June 2003.
www.irelandscape.com /image_details.php?photo_id=84   (508 words)

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