Walking the Sheep's Head WayWalk the much-loved 90km Sheep’s Head Way trail or one of the many looped walks on the peninsula.

There are trails to suit everyone from coastal hikes to treks along high ridges. Don’t miss the walk out to the lighthouse at the peninsula’s tip where, if you’re lucky, you’ll see dolphins swimming below you in Bantry Bay!

See for more information on walking on the peninsula.


Have a great day of sailing on Dunmanus Bay from Ahakista on a luxury Hallberg Rassy 46’ yacht. Day, evening and weekend sailings are available with Carbery Sailing.


Kayak on the calm inlets of Dunmanus bay with Darren’s Kayaks

Horse Riding

Bantry Bay Pony TrekkingTry pony trekking in the hills overlooking Bantry Bay with experienced guides. Or simply watch the New Year’s Day road trotting races in Durrus village!

Bird Watching

Look out for Choughs or Peregrines; protected birds living only on the cliffs of Sheep’s Head and cliffs off Ireland’s southwest coast.  The hill is also home to protected species of plant and the famous Kerry slug!

Learn a New Skill

Take a stone carving workshop with Victor Daly, stone carver and sculptor, sign up for a cookery course at The Good Things Café, or take a workshop at one of the fine literary and music festivals held here during the summer months.


Cycle Sheep’s Head’s windy scenic roads and take in wonderful views across the Beara and Mizen peninsulas. Sign up for a cycling tour, or hire traditional or electric bike for a day from


Swim in the clear, clean waters of Dunmanus bay at the many sheltered strands along the peninsula.

Head to the Playground

You’ll find children’s playgrounds in Kilcrohane, Ahakista, Durrus and Bantry.


Watch West Cork’s traditional sport of road bowling held on Sunday afternoons on the roads of the peninsula.

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    Water and ground in their extremity - The Peninsula by Seamus Heaney


    Helen Ennis, Dunbeacon Pottery

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Fun at Fitzpatricks Bar, Kilcrohane