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Radio Beacon Plinths and Radio Beacon Transmission Hut

In 1931 a wireless radio beacon was installed.  It was the first in Ireland. The cables for the beacon spanned from the concrete plinths on either side of the gorge.  The hut on the cliff was the radio transmission hut.  When the radio beacon was superseded, the hut was used by the local cliff rescue unit to store their gear.

For a description of modern Navigational aids look at this link.

https://www.irishlights.ie/safety-navigation/cil-aids-to-navigation.aspx

Red Tanks

The large red tanks stored oil and water.  Before the visitor centre was opened, there was a short fence along the path down to the Signal Station.  Attached to this were the red pipes supplying the water and oil for the tanks and on to the Station.  The oil was used for the generators before there was electricity at the Station.

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Contact Us

Mizen Head Signal Station
Mizen Tourism Co-operative Society Ltd.
Harbour Road
Goleen
West Cork
Ireland
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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