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Sheepshead Peninsula

Address: Bantry, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 27 61226
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Bantry
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Ennis, Clare, Ireland
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132 reviews 132 reviews
29 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I had time to kill so went this route for a change. For the uninitiated on Irish roads, this can be a wee bit scary but the saving grace is that nobody can go fast. It is beautifully scenic reminiscent of old Ireland. I did not go on the walking routes this occasion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Unspoilt and totally natural place. Walkways on the Peninsula are top class and easy to navigate. The people are extremely friendly and very helpful to the slightly lost tourist. Loads of places to eat and visit.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We stayed on the Sheeps Head Peninsula for a week over Christmas (Dec 2014). We were looking for somewhere quiet with stunning scenery and we found it. The drive onto the Peninsula gave some fantastic views and we loved everything about our whole stay. Great area for walking and there are a couple of options for eating/drinking. We were very... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It's all about view clean fresh air walking ,lovely pubs .What more can I say .I will be awfully mean now I really want to keep this place to myself sorry

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County Cork, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The Sheeps Head peninsula or, more correctly, the Muintir Bhaire peninsula is one of the great places in Ireland. It has been brought to prominence thanks to the great work of the local committee, the pioneering work of the late Tom Whitty and the support of the local farmers across whose land the walking routes traverse. The beauty is enhanced... More 

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Cork
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93 reviews 93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you're planning to visit the Bantry area then this is part of the tour well worth including. Don't worry about the narrow roads. Take your time, give way to ondoming traffic when it's obvious that you should, and enjoy the experience. We happened to visit the area during awfully wet weather and still enjoyed it. The scenery is great,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We spent most of a day traveling from Bantry to the tip of Sheeps' Head Peninsula and back, stopping off in several places for the view. We also stopped at The WhiteHouse cafe (see review). The scenery is spectacular with views of mountains and lakes, cliffs, sea stacks and little coves. This is one of the quietest places we have... More 

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Tralee, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A place where you can really get away from it all, spectacular views and wonderful people. Charlie in Seamount B & B is a wonderful guide and goes that extra mile to ensure you enjoy your time here. I cannot recommend him and Julianne highly enough!

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Kilcrohane, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The most beautifull peninsula in Ireland. Ideal for family, walkers and Art lovers...The light and view from sheep's Head way is just unforgetable.

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London
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145 reviews 145 reviews
48 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The walk from the cafe to the lighthouse said 2km but it seemed a lot further and it wasn't an easy walk as some was quite steep and uneven. Stunning scenery and worth the effort even if, like me, you don't get to the end.

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