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AM11 | Mizen Development 1991-2007

From a single track road with a chain across the end to Mizen Head Visitor Attraction the journey in the last 25 years has been amazing. See Mizen Development in Mizen Archives







In 1992 Mizen Tourism Co-operative Society Ltd. was registered with ICOS and the adventure began.  In 1993 Mizen Head Fog Signal Station was automated.  The Irish Lights Keepers left the station on April 1 1993. Mizen Tourism had a lease from the Commissioners for Irish Lights for the path over the Bridge to the point and three houses at the Signal Station.  The story is in the file at the end of this page.   The display shows photos from before the project started and the Mizen road ended in a chain across the road.  The Signal Station was private property.  To turn the car you had to go on the grass as the road was so narrow.  The first Visitor Centre was a portacabin that faced into the hill.  If it had been turned round the door would have been torn off with the wind! We had a kettle and served tea, coffee, snack biscuits and crisps.  We have come a long way in 25 years!


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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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