Place:Schull, County Cork, Republic of Ireland


Alt namesAn Scoilsource: (Irish)
Schullsource: (English)
Skullsource: (English)
TypeCivil parish, Town
Coordinates51.527°N 9.546°W
Located inCounty Cork, Republic of Ireland
Contained Places
Inhabited place
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Schull or Skull ( ; or An Scoil)[1] is a town in County Cork, Ireland. The name derives from a medieval monastic school, of which no trace remains.

Located on the southwest coast, in West Cork, the village is situated in a scenic and remote location, dominated by Mount Gabriel (407 m). It has a sheltered harbour, used for recreational boating. The area, on the peninsula leading to Mizen Head, is popular with tourists, and there are numerous holiday homes along the adjoining coast. The village had a population of 693 in 2002. The town's secondary school has a planetarium and a sailing school. Each year Schull harbour hosts the Fastnet International Schools Regatta.

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