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Bantry Bay, Ireland

Posted On 08 June 2018 at 14:29 by russ

Bantry Bay, Ireland

Bantry Bay & The Gulf Stream Coast

Sheralyn's Diary

Today we are visiting Mizen Head and Bantry. Weather is quite nice. A bit overcast but not raining. Mizen head is the most southerly point of Ireland and the views out to the Atlantic are stunning. There is an old signal station that has been preserved as a museum. It depicts how the signal lived while working in the station. To get to the station you have to cross a high bridge with fantastic views of the sea below and sometimes there is seals on the rocks below. Coming back you have the choice of 99 steep steps or the same way you went down. Views are sensational

Mizen Head

On the way to Mizen we stopped at a religious sight called Altar. As the name depicts it was an altar for the very poor who could not afford to go to church. The funny shaped sign by the coach depicts that the road is the Wild Atlantic Way. This goes almost the whole way round Ireland.