West Cork Maizen Head



West Cork Tour & Mizen Head

Day Tour from Dublin

DEPARTURE TIME: 9:00AM (Arrive 10mins before)

DEPARTURE LOCATION: St Patrick’s Quay, Cork City Map)


Extras: Mizen Head Visitor’s Centre (€7.50); Michael Collins Museum (€5). Food & Drink.


This is a West Cork tour to one of  Ireland’s most scenic points Mizen head. Take in fantastic views as we visit Gougane Barra deep in the Sheehy mountains. Discover the understated beauty of Bantry and take in the dramatic coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way as we make our way to Mizen head.


9:00am -

Start point: Cork City

Our tour begins on Patrick’s Quay in the heart of Cork City. Your adventure starts now! Keep an eye out for sights like Shandon Church, the historic grounds of University College Cork and Macroom Castle as we leave the city and drive into the lush countryside of West Cork & the Lee Valley!

Stop 1: Gougane Barra

Our first stop is Gougane Barra, home to Ireland’s oldest National Forest Park, set deep in the dramatic Sheehy Mountains. This wild, pine tree paradise is one of Ireland’s most spectacular landscapes, but it’s most famous for its postcard 6th Century monastery, St. Finbarrs Church. Here you can walk, wander and explore this dream location. You can relax too! Don’t forget to enjoy some fresh scones and tea in the charming Cronins Café.

Stop 2: Bantry

Leaving Gougane Barra, we drive our way towards the spectacular Irish coast – welcome to the Wild Atlantic Way, the longest road-trip in the world! Our next stop is the vibrant West Cork market town of Bantry. This is the perfect chance to experience a traditional market town – and to shop local! Grab a coffee at The Stuffed Olive or pick up a delicious sandwich at Organico café. Looking for an Irish souvenir? The town also has a number of cute craft stores.

Stop 3: Mizen Head

Back on the coach, our journey continues southwest towards the dramatic Mizen Peninsula. As we drive along the dramatic coastline, admire the seascapes and charming villages en route – maybe you’ll see mountain sheep, too! We finally reach the end of the road at Mizen Head. The visitor’s centre makes a fascinating stop for lunch while the spectacular Mizen Bridge will take you along a magical cliff walk. You are now on Ireland’s most southwest point – prepare to feel like you are on the edge of the world!

Stop 4: Clonakilty

Leaving Mizen, we make our return east along the Wild Atlantic Way, passing the towns of Skibbereen and Rosscarbery en route. Our final stop of the day is Clonakilty, famed for its friendly locals, brightly painted streets and fair trade shops. History lovers can visit the town’s Michael Collins Musuem which tells the story of one of Ireland’s finding fathers. A tip? Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a pint of Murphy’s in De Barras pub!

End point: Cork City

Returning back to Cork City, we our trips comes to an end back at St. Patricks Quay. Your West Cork road-trip may be over but the night is young! Feel free to ask your driver for any recommendations for a great restaurant for dinner or the best pint in town! Sláinte!



“Day trip to Cork & Blarney Castle”

Great day trip including Rock of Cashell, Cork and Blarney Castle. Barry was our tour guide and he was brilliant. He had lots of useful information to share and a great laugh. The bus was comfortable and time at each stop was enough. Thank you for a great day out :)

Trip Advisor April 2015



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