Sheep's Head Peninsula


Sheep’s Head is the headland at the end of the Sheep’s Head peninsula situated between Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay in County Cork.

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 Sheep’s Head Way network of trails includes 20 looped walks, and extends eastwards to include Kealkill, Drimoleague and Gougane Barra where it intersects with the Beara-Breifne Way.
The peninsula was named as a European Destination of Excellence for Sustainable Tourism in 2009. In March 2015, the Sheep’s Head won Silver at the Irish Responsible Tourism Awards, and was longlisted for ‘Best Destination’ in the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015.

The area’s tourism cooperative won a special judge’s commendation at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards in 2015.


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