Stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean, the Mizen Peninsula runs from the village of Ballydehob in the east, takes in Schull, Goleen and Crookhaven on route and leads to the most south westerly point in Ireland. Flanked to the south by Roaringwater Bay, with its many islands, and to the north by Dunmanus Bay with its spectacular cliffs, to travel the Mizen is to make a journey through time.
Historic sites proclaim the heritage of this place. Bronze age settlers left their mark on the landscape as they hacked tin from the slopes of Mount Gabriel. In more modern times man has left the traces of 19th century mining, celtic iron age farming, centuries of fishing, the legacy of conflict and the tragedy of famine. In relatively recent times the Mizen was even host to the birth of the commercial use of the wireless technology we now all take so much for granted.
Take your time. Everywhere you go the spectacular landscapes, seascapes, pure air and peace will follow.