A fundraising walk on the Sheep’s Head peninsula this June 7th will honour the search and rescue teams which supported local rescue efforts during February’s violent storms.
The A walk, suitable for confident hikers, leads people across the peninsula, passing the ruins of a famine hamlet known locally as the “Crimea”, and abandoned copper mines. The 3 hour 8.4km route then follows the coastline on the north side of the peninsula before bearing back towards Kilcrohane.
The B walk, suitable for all families and general walkers will follow the Caher Loop walk from Alice West Centre at the Black Gate, Kilcrohane. The 2 hour, 5.6 kilometre route leads you past Caher lake, down a ‘stony roadeen’, past a famine graveyard, and on through farmland along the coast to Trá Ruaim. From the beach there, the walkers will loop back to Kilcrohane, where refreshments will be served on the day.
Walkers are asked to register below so that adequate guiding services can be provided. Suitable footwear and clothing suited to changes in the weather should be worn for the event.
Please sign in at the Alice West Centre at the Black Gate, on the road out of Kilcrohane between 10:30 and 11. Walks will start promptly at 11am. For more details, contact: Siobhán Burke 086 303 0991;