History / Archaeology

Historic and archeological sites

Explore the peninsula’s historic and archeological sites – The Stone Circle at Ahakista, the Kilnurane Standing stone near Bantry, The O Daly Bardic school Dromnea, a Mass Rock from the penal times at Gloun, the Copper mines at Gortavallig, holy wells and ring forts, an Old Blow hole, a cairn, famine graveyard, Napoleonic signal tower and more  …all on the route of the Sheep’s Head way walking trail.

Caherulagh, Kilcrohane

Renew your marriage vows or pledge your love to your beloved at the ancient holed marriage stone at Caherulagh, Kilcrohane.


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


    Helen Ennis, Dunbeacon Pottery

Sheep's Head Peninsula

Sheep's Head Peninsula 1

Sheep's Head Peninsula 2

Sheep's Head Peninsula 3

Fun at Fitzpatricks Bar, Kilcrohane