If there are walkers in your group they will be pleasantly
surprised with some wonderful walks all locally Colla Ring
and the Mount Gabriel area of Schull and just 50
minutes drive to the scenic Mizen Peninsula and
take in a visit to
Mizen Head Visitor Centre, including walking the
Beara Way, and the Sheeps Head Way & the Lough Hyne area.
Along with wonderful walking opportunities, Birdwatching
and water activities are all available on the islands Cape
Clear and Sherkin Island.
Schull village has a range of craft, book and local food
shops, pubs and cafes for you to choose from, lots to keep
you exploring and you will eat well in this corner of
Ireland! It is a good place to search out your
ceramic sculpture, pottery, batik wall hanging a range of
Irish crafts. Or just to take time out and sit and enjoy
the comings and goings in this lively harbour village. Be
sure and visit the local Schull Country Market held
generally March through to September, every Sunday, for
some of West Corks great local foods and crafts.
Schulls Planetarium (the only one in the Republic
of Ireland) where Star Shows are given during the visitor
season, lasting roughly 45 minutes, for those interested
in Astronomy, opening up the constellations to us all. The
Planetarium is located on the grounds of Schulls Community
College and the opening times from June to September
(subject to change) groups welcome and suitable for
visiting schools groups, or family outings, something for
all the family.
Mount Gabriel rises above Schull 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.
Schull village in West Cork is just under 2 hours drive
from Cork, whether you are hiring a car to visit West Cork
or using the local Bus service you will enjoy the scenery
on the way to Schull and the relaxed atmosphere when you
get here! You will pass through the towns of Bandon,
Clonakilty, Skibbereen & Ballydehob, so allow some time to
explore or make plans to visit them on your return visit.
Schull Festivals & Events
- Schull Agricultural Show - July
- Fastnet Short Film Festival - May
- Schull Calves Week - August