Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Bantry and the Sheep’s Head peninsula when you visit the Sheep’s Head Way.
From megalithic stone circles and bardic schools to Bantry House, you can trace every stage of Ireland’s rich history here along the Sheep’s Head Way.
There are long hikes and loop walks to suit everyone, with stunning views across West Cork’s bays. After your walk, you can try West Cork’s wonderful local food, visit local food producers and craftspeople, or learn a new skill like letter-carving.
Each summer, Bantry plays host to three of Ireland’s very best cultural festivals: the town is bustling with people who travel from all over the world for the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, the West Cork Literary Festival and the Masters of Tradition event.
The events give you the opportunity to engage with some of the world’s best musicians and writers, and many people make an annual pilgrimage to West Cork to enjoy these events again and again.
Whether you’re here to enjoy music, literature, history or scenery, you’ll thoroughly enjoy the richness of living the Sheep’s Head way!