Discover the
South West of Ireland

There is so much to discover on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula. We’ll gladly assist you! Here you will find the famous Sheep’s Head Way, a 93 km long, marked hiking trail that runs around the peninsula.

If you’d like to explore the area by car you’ll find we are only 20 minutes from Bantry Harbor and a short drive from the seaside village of Ahakista. There are many other attractions in the vicinity.

The peninsula is also easy to explore by bike. Here are a few tips. Feel free to contact us for further ideas.

Our Tips

Bantry is a small, charming harbor town with a traditional weekly market with many local producers. Bantry also has many small traditional Irish style craft shops.
The historic “Bantry House” invites you to stroll in the beautiful garden from April to October. The gardens were laid out in the 17th century.

Ahakista is a small fishing village with a port. From here you can charter a sailing ship or enjoy a fine drink and a culinary dinner in ” Arundels by the Pier “.

This lighthouse is a must for anyone visiting the Sheep’s Head Peninsula. It’s a small but doable hike to the tip of the peninsula that is always worth it! From here you can see only the wild Atlantic.

Gougane Barra is an enchanting place, so picturesquely situated on a lake. A small monastery was built there in the 6th century by Saint Finbarr. In the 19th century a small, pretty chapel was built on the still existing ruins, which is still often booked for weddings.
A large forest area right next to it is ideal for a hike.

This island is a small idyll in the South of Ireland and is also known as Ireland’s Garden of Eden – with good reason. In the shelter of the harbor of Glengariff, Garinish Island is home to an incredible variety of plants. The Mediterranean garden invites you to stroll across the island. At the entrance there is a tea room where you can sit by the water and strengthen yourself. Every now and then a seal shows up off Garinish Island, maybe you’re lucky!
This little island has also made it into the film world – a few films were shot there.


Andreas and Juanita Zünd
Gouladoo Seaview
Kilcrohane P75CH93 Co. Cork

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We are only at a short distance from the villages of Ahakista, Kilcrohane and Durrus. The harbor town of Bantry with supermarkets can be reached by car within 20 minutes.

We offer a pick-up service for hikers.


Private parking spaces are available to our guests free of charge for the duration of the booking.

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