The Sheep's Head Way

May 2000

 

During the first week of May, 2000, a group of us walked the Sheep's Head Way, in West Cork. This is a 55 mile mile footpath starting and finishing in Bantry, and doing a complete circuit of the Sheep's head peninsular. We were extremely lucky with the weather, and it felt more like the Mediterranean than SW Ireland !

 

At the start in Bantry, in front of St Brendan's monument.
"Red Leader" (Chris Jones) with Bantry Bay in the background.
Dave, Pete and Dave on top of the Sheep's Head ridge. A typical yellow and black marker post can be seen.
Finn McCool's seat - the end of day 1 !
Part of the group, pictured during day 2 of the walk.
The lighthouse at the tip of the Sheep's Head, reached about half way through the second day.
This interesting bridge was found near the end of day 2, just outside the village of Kilcrohane. It consists of a single slab of rock !
Another interesting bridge, crossed when leaving Kilcrohane at the start of day 3.
A beautiful spot, on the way into the village of Durrus.
Enjoying a few well-deserved pints of the black stuff ! Ivo's pub in Durrus, end of day 3.
Part way through day 4, resting in the sun.
Finished ! Back at the monument in Bantry.