In the centre of an area of outstanding beauty, Schull is one of the loveliest villages in West Cork. The prevailing southwesterly winds come over more than two thousand miles of open sea and the air is marvellously clear and clean. The safe and welcoming harbour, the many islands off-shore and the Atlantic Ocean beyond provide an excellent base for water sports. There is also golf, tennis, pony trekking, a planetarium, fine restaurants, good accommodation, a boatyard and a peninsula rich in archaeology. It is wonderful country for walking and cycling and an excellent area for holidays, winter and summer.
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 Ireland!
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.