Carriganass Castle on the outskirts of Kealkill village is the starting point for a number of walking routes which offer you panoramic views of the West Cork countryside.
Two short loop walks leave from the castle gates and offer stunning views over the West Cork countryside and Bantry Bay. The Srón na Gaoithe walk and the Póc an Tairbh route form extensions to the famous Sheep’s Head Way walking route.
Alternatively, you might choose to walk from here to the famous Kealkill Stone Circle, situated high above the village.
Carriganass Castle is a key staging post on the Beara-Breifne Way, a walk which retraces Donal Cam O’Sullivan Beare’s epic march from West Cork to Leitrim.
Carriganass is also the starting point for a walk with a strong spiritual meaning.
‘The Pilgrim’s Way’ walk leads you from the gates of Carriganass over the hills to the lake and chapel at Gougane Barra. Part of the longer ‘St. Finbarr’s Way’, this walk – Slí Bharra – commemorates St. Finbarr’s fifth-century walk from Drimoleague, inland of Kealkill, on his way to Gougane Barra where he established a spiritual retreat.