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Cork — South and Southwest Ireland
West Cork
— Schull

Mt. Gabriel in Schull, County Cork, Ireland - Winter 2010 - J&G Lawson

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Schull
Explore the scenic seaside village of Schull, located in the far southwest of County Cork (about 60 miles southwest of Cork City and approximately 67 miles from Cork Airport).

Mt. Gabriel (pictured above) is located on the Mizen Peninsula, just north of Schull. From its peak, you can see spectacular views of the Schull Harbor, Long Island Bay... and beyond.



A great locale for outdoor enthusiasts, Schull offers an abundance of fun recreational activities, including tennis, golf, pony-trekking, walking and cycling. Fun water sports too — windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and scuba-diving.

Enjoy Schull's fun restaurants, bars and quaint Irish pubs.



Visit the popular Schull Planetarium and Observatory (located on the Schull Community College campus) — it's the first of its kind anywhere in Ireland!


Fastnet Short Film Festival takes place annually in Schull — it brings together established and first-time filmmakers. Prizes are awarded in a number of categories, including: Best in Festival, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Drama, Best Comedy, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Original Music, Best Cinematography, and Best Experimental/Dance.

 

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Farmhouse Cheeses at Farmers' Market, County Cork, Ireland - Tourism Ireland

Schull Country Market
— Food & Local Crafts
Schull County Market is held weekly every Easter to Christmas at the Pier Road car park in Schull.

The popular Farmers' Market offers everything from Farmhouse cheeses, specialty salami, patés and sausages, jams, honey, freshly-baked breads, delicious cakes and scones, to fresh fruit and vegetables.

Schull Country Market also offers a unique selection of local crafts, including handmade jewelry and cards, limited edition prints, photographs, woodwork, handcrafted pottery, candles... and more! It's a great place to buy Irish souvenirs and special one-of-a-kind gifts.


Ferry Tour
Take a Ferry Tour around the islands. Or spend a day on Cape Clear, Sherkin and Baltimore via ferry from Schull.


Fastnet Rock & Lighthouse
Fastnet Lighthouse sits atop Fastnet Rock off the coast of West Cork, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Solitary in nature, its Gaelic name "Carrig Aonar" means Lonely Rock. It's a popular backdrop in yachting races — the Fastnet Race (takes place every two years) and the Calves Week Annual Regatta (takes place annually in August),

Boat Charter & Diving
The Fastnet Rock area, off the coast of West Cork, offers some of the best diving in Ireland — you can charter a boat from Schull.


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