Visit the southern tip of Ireland, Co. Cork
When you get to the very bottom of Ireland, at Mizen Head, there’s a bridge across a gorge. On the other side, set on a tiny rocky outcrop above the wild waters of the Atlantic is Mizen Head Signal Station which was home to three light keepers until 1993. The Mizen Centre museum sets the scene but it’s not until you walk down the 99 steps and then get yourself across the bridge that you feel the power of the ocean and the isolation that the keepers must have experienced in times past – YG
While you’re at it: Ireland’s most southerly point is the nearby Brow Head. Check out Ireland’s most northerly point too at Malin Head on the Inishowen peninsula in Co Donegal.