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Goleen is a small
rural village attractively located towards the south-western end of
the Mizen Peninsula, in West Cork. It is situated in an area of
outstanding natural beauty.
This village was built during the 19th century at a crossroads where
a cattle fair was held. The main street is very wide and all the
houses were originally built as shops. There is a hidden harbour
down to the left in the village, which gives the village its name 'Goilin',
'little inlet'. Although the harbour dries at low tide, giving great
feeding for a variety of wildlife there is a deepwater quay at the
entrance to accommodate fishing boats and yachts.
Goleen is an attractive base for exploring the beautiful coastline
of this part of West Cork.