Goleen is a small rural village in County Cork on the south-western tip of Ireland.Farming and construction work are the main occupations of the local people. Many are involved with some aspect of the tourist business, looking after some of the many holiday homes which surround the village. The village has four pubs, four shops and a petrol station. Goleen is located towards the south-western end of the Mizen Peninsula in west Cork. Mizen Head at the southern tip of the Mizen peninsula about five miles from the village, is often claimed to be the most southerly point on the island of Ireland. The town boasts a community pitch on which locals play Gaelic football and soccer. The village has a large roman Catholic church and there is a smaller Church of Ireland church situated just outside the village, Nearby is the stunning Barleycove beach which is one of the finest in all of Ireland and not far away is the laid back ambiance of Crookhaven village. All the activities and the outdoor fun you can possibly want is also close by on the sheeps head Peninsula. It is a haven for holiday makers, hikers,surfers and boat enthusiasts. The areas is untouched, total greenbelt area and demonstrates Irish heritage and Ireland as tourists imagine it to be.