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SEALS. These are grey or Atlantic seals which are fish eating animals. The male or Bull has a longer nose and his coat is black with white spots whereas the cow is white with black spots. They are mature at 5-6 years and the pups are born between September and early November. The pup is born with white fur for the first 3-4 weeks and is suckled on land by the mother. Sand eels, squid, herring and cod form a large part of their diet as well as angler, salmon and more commercial fish. They are opportunistic and take whatever is easiest to conserve energy. They can spend as long as 15 minutes under water, so they accumulate masses of toxic respiratory wastes in their bodies, so they spend quite a lot of time hauled out recovering. There are large colonies or rookeries of seals living on islands in Dunmanus Bay. They breed in June and July when the cows haul themselves ashore to give birth to the pups. They feed the pups on their rich milk for several weeks living on fat reserves before mating and returning to the sea.

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

July and August
Daily 10am-6pm
September, October
April, May, June
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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