Acting as ‘Gateway to the Mizen’ the village lies about 32km East of Mizen Head. Mining history dates back as far as the bronze age and by the 1840s resulted in a local population of some 20,000. Now home to a vibrant community of 272 the village hosts seven festivals every year and many writers artists and craftsmen are based in the area.
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The twelve arch bridge stands as a legacy to the time when steam trains ran from Skibbereen to Schull. The village has a series of marked trail walks and a number of restaurants and coffee shops and a garage.