Schull

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SCHULL is IMG_9639a small fishing village situated on the Mizen peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way,  and is a popular holiday destination for both Irish and international visitors.  Its south facing harbour is sheltered from the prevailing south-westerly winds making it a haven for water sports. The harbour is busy with yachts and dinghy boats, motor boats, kayaks, swimmers and paddle boarders from Spring to Autumn, offering plenty to do for the holiday maker.

SCHULL is a hive of activity especially during the summer months and offers a range of accommodation types. Check out Discover Schull.

It also offers a selection of restaurants, discerning shops, a vibrant art gallery, and a weekly country market. The area is rich with artists and artisan food producers.

For land-based activities there is hiking, tennis, pony trekking, a planetarium, a boatyard, and a peninsula rich in archaeology and wildlife. The peninsula’s intricate network of small roads makes it ideal for cycling and walking.

This wonderful aerial video of Schull by Oakwood Aerial Photography gives a great feel for Schull and its harbour.

Additional festivals include the Fastnet Film Festival,  Fastnet Triathlon, and Calves Week.

West Cork Islands

Beyond Schull harbour lies a network of islands. A number of the West Cork islands are inhabited and can be accessed by ferry, including Long Island – our Sunday destination, Cape Clear, Sherkin Island and Heir Island. On visiting these islands you are transported to another world, and a different pace. Ferry information can be found on the Discover Schull website.

Roaring Water Bay and the Carbery Hundred Isles also include a myriad of smaller islands from Castle, Horse, and Carthy Islands, to East and West Skeam, and the Calf Islands (East, Middle and West). Kayakers participating in the Carbery Island Challenge will get to visit a selection of these island on their travels.

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