Some Exhibition Areas

The Fastnet Lighthouse and Fastnet Race Display at the island museum is a 20 minute audio-visual presentation with mounted exhibition panels recording other aspects of both the building of the lighthouses on Cape Clear and the Fastnet Rock. The accompanying exhibition on the biennial Flagship Fastnet Race event pays particular attention to the daring rescue operation conducted by the Rescue Service of the RNLI, Coastguard, RAF and Irish Naval service during the tragic 1979 Fastnet Race. It also has the dramatic rescue off Cape Clear and the Fastnet Rock of the crew of the USA owned Rambler 100 yacht during the 2011 Fastnet Race. .

Household Exhibition Area

The museum collection contains several hundred artefacts of household, folk and farm and island and West Cork Coast island maritime interest.

Folk & Farm Exhibition Area

Artefacts include: Quern Stone, Saddle Quern and agricultural implements and a copy of the Cape Clear Stone. 

Maritime Exhibition Area

Exhibition on the sailing voyages of Conor O’Brien and Cape Clear Islanders, Con and Denis Cadogan in the Baltimore Fishery School built Saoirse (1923) and Ilen (1925) Boats.

The bust of Father Davis, founder of the Fishery School aswell as other aretefacts relating to boatbuilding, fishing and netmaking are exhibited.

Implements used by Island and Baltimore Shipwrights

Artefacts from SS Minnehaha sunk by German U-Boat off South West coast of County Cork, (1917) with the loss of 40 lives. The Exhibition tells the story. 

The Wheel From the Charles J Huaghey Boat Taurima II which lost at the Mizen in 1985. The story is told in the Exhibition

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