Sheep’s Head, Ireland

July 29, 2013 by · Comments Off on Sheep’s Head, Ireland 

Sheep’s Head, Ireland, Sheep’s Head, also known as Muntervary (Irish: Rinn Mhuintir Bháire), is the headland at the end of the peninsula between Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay in County Cork, Ireland.

The Sheep’s Head Way is an 88 km long-distance trail which follows old tracks and roads around the peninsula from Bantry to the headland and back. The trail is very accessible and is well signposted (see image on right). The route combines low and rugged hills with coastline and cliffs.

The walkway is very straightforward and can be walked during any time between April and October.[1] The trail is divided into eight stages-each representing a half-day’s walking. Among those responsible for establishing the Way were Tom Whitty, an American, and local farmer James O’Mahoney.

The peninsula has three villages, Durrus (six miles from Bantry), Ahakista (twelve miles from Bantry), and Kilcrohane (sixteen miles from Bantry)