Schull is a
small but very attractive and lively town nestling
between the foothills of Mount Gabriel and Schull Harbour.
It is one of the most popular resorts of West Cork,
especially to visiting yachtsmen.
It is a good place to search out your ceramic sculpture or
batik wall hanging. And you'll eat well in this corner of
Here you will be most welcome to visit the Planetarium
(the only one in the Republic of Ireland) where Star Shows
are given during the visitor season.
Mount Gabriel rises above the village. The two large white
globes on the summit, like giant golf balls teed up for
some celestial golfer, are for aircraft tracking. On its
slopes can be found the audits where Bronze Age miners
worked the copper deposits. Some of the things they made -
spear heads, axes and intricately fashioned ornaments -
may be seen in the National Museum in Dublin.