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Sheep's Head Peninsula

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Address: Bantry, Ireland
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Great walk to the Sheeps Head Peninsula, but bring plenty of drinking water and some food as it is further than one would think. Lovely place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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County Sligo, Ireland
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County Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Great walk to the Sheeps Head Peninsula, but bring plenty of drinking water and some food as it is further than one would think. Lovely place.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Spent a week in a self-catering cottage in the area. The area is perfect if you're looking for a place off the beaten track. Often, the roads are so narrow a tour bus can't go down them - a big plus. I spent some time hiking in the area - lots of options with the Sheep's Head Way - and... More 

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Skibbereen, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most underrated places in Ireland. It's arguably more scenic than the nearby Mizen Peninsula.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We drove out here on a recommendation from our hosts at the B&B we stayed at. It definitely didn't disappoint! The views were fantastic and it is a great area for hiking.

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Wexford Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

So enjoyed our trip and the whole area is stunning . Roads were good and good viewing points . We did Sheeps Head and the Beara Peninsula . So beautiful

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

One of the most popular trips in Ireland is to go and see the Cliffs of Moher but in my opinion (and I do believe I have seen a lot) is that nothing surpasses the Sheep's Head Peninsula. The Sheep's Head Peninsula is a small finger of land protruding into the Atlantic Ocean on the south west coast of Ireland.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We drove along this peninsula on our way to Bantry. The road was narrow as with many roads in rural Ireland. We then took what we thought was a shortcut and ended up driving for many kilometres along a rutted track with vegetation touching both sides of the car. A bit harrowing at times but we saw some rugged country... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Took the drive out to Sheep's Head Peninsula and decided to walk the loop at that leaves from the car park taking in the lighthouse. The trail going down is well marked yet very steep and uneven rocky ground. We made it to the helicopter pad and looked down at the lighthouse before heading back to the loop to return... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

this was our fourth year visiting the Irish countryside, and have been blessed with amazing weather each time. We drove from Kinsale along the coast, from Timoleague, to Courtmacsharry, Ballydehob, Schull, Goleen, walking the wild beaches and headlands along the way. Its an amazing part of the world, and if you look hard enough out to sea, you might see... More 

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Roscommon, Roscommon, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Beauty abounds at every turn, whether it's the lush tropical vegetation or the stunning sea views. Peaceful, tranquil Sheep's Head Peninsula is the place to go to escape the tourist-bus ridden peninsulas to the North and South. The roads are too narrow for buses so you'll have it all to yourself ! Great, way-marked walking routes and lovely, hidden little... More 

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