Locations > Galley Head Lighthouse

Galley Head is a peninsula on the Western Side of Clonakilty Bay. It is a wild and rugged spit of land with a fabulous lighthouse, (see also Lighthouses), perched on the end. The rocky coastline here is fantastic and more indicative of the classic West Cork views you see much further West. There are fairly sizeable cliffs, made more dramatic than their height due to the sheer drop into the ocean you get when standing at the edge – not for the faint-hearted!
Quiet & unspoilt, there are old Castle walls at the road end before entering the lighthouse property which are framed beautifully by green fields, a small single track dead end road and more rugged cliff scenery.
The lighthouse sits on a piece of private land, but the cliffs and approach are public.
The lighthouse is operated by Irish Lights, but the surrounding Keeper’s cottages are run by the Irish Landmark Trust as self catering cottages. Both parties should be contacted for permission to film there.

Distance from Cork: 1 hour 20 minutes
N51˚32.076 W008˚57.060


Address Nr. Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Region West Cork
Website www.cil.ie



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