The facilities at Mizen, including Mizen Head Visitor Centre, Mizen Shop, Mizen Cafe, Mizen Head Signal Station/Mizen Vision, Mizen Information & e-Centre (Goleen) and associated websites, are managed and operated by Mizen Tourism Co-operative Society Ltd.
Mizen Tourism Co-operative was registered in 1992 as a community Rural Development initiative. The Commissioners of Irish Lights gave the Co-op a lease on the path down over the Bridge and the Signal Station to coincide with the automation and de-manning of Mizen Head Signal on April 1, 1993 and West Cork LEADER Co-op gave EU ‘bottom-up’ funding to develop a visitor attraction.
Since then Mizen Tourism Co-operative has developed a full range of facilities at Mizen Head with funding from LEADER, ERDF, Cork County Council, Millennium Funds, CIL, West Cork Bottling, Murphy’s Brewery, Ford, Phil and Sherri Donovan and the shareholders. Mizen Head has taken its place as a successful visitor attraction and an established Irish tourism destination . Mizen Head is a Key Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way.