Historical Sites & Tours West Cork Ireland


  • Gurtnagrough Folk Museum, open daily


  • 1796 French Armada Exhibition

Cape Clear Island

  • Prehistoric monuments, megalithic standing stones, a 5000 year-old passage grave, a 12th century church ruin, and a 14th century O‚ÄôDriscoll castle cannonaded in the early 1600‚Äôs

Mizen Head


  • Castle Salem
  • Michael Collins Memorial Centre, site of Michael Collins birthplace, located in Woodfield (between Clonakilty & Rosscarbery)
  • Rosscarbery & District Historical Society

Sherkin Island

  • 15th Century Franciscan Friary & ruins of O‚ÄôDriscoll Castle, Dun-na-Long


Union Hall

  • Ceim Hill Museum, a 500 year old farm house with an open hearth. The private collection housed here has artefacts from Neolithic times, Old and New Stone Age, Bronze and Iron Ages. The visitor can see old farm tools as well as lace, linen and West Cork cloaks. For history enthusiasts there is a ‚ÄúWar of Independence‚ÄĚ room.