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W13 | Explosives Hut

EXPLOSIVES HUT just the other side of the Bridge with a green door.  The explosives for the fog signal was stored in this concrete hut with a steel lined door. The fog signal started 3rd May 1909. On May 21st, 1920, Mizen Head was raided by armed men and practically all the explosives were removed. As no protection was offered to the station by the Government, the Board stated that all Explosive Fog Signal Stations around the coast would be closed down. The fog signal was re-established on February 29th, 1924. The Fog Signal was an explosive charge of aluminium tonite which was attached to a harness outside the Fog Signal House which was the house at the very end of the Mizen and detonated two explosions in quick succession at 7 ½ minute intervals throughout fog. The explosive fog signal was withdrawn finally in 1969 with the troubles in the North and more importantly the rise of satellite and racon navigation.

Contact Us

Mizen Head Signal Station
Mizen Tourism Co-operative Society Ltd.
Harbour Road
West Cork
Tel: +353 28 35000 or + 353 28 35115 (Summer Only)
E: info@mizenhead.ie

Opening Times

November 1st – March 16th: 11am-4pm (Weekends Only)
March 17th – May 31st: 10.30am – 5pm
June 1st – August 31st: 10am – 6pm
September 1st – October 31st: 10.30 – 5pm
June, July and August
Daily 10am-6pm
September, October 
Daily 10.30am -5pm
November -March 
Weekends 11am-4pm

Entry Prices

Adult: €7.50 | Senior/Student: €6
Child under 14: €4.50 | Child under 5: Free

Group & Family Deals
Family (2 Adults and up to 4 Children): €25
Groups (10 and over): Adults: €6.50 | Senior/Student: €5 | Child 5-14: €3.50

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