The Sheeps Head peninsula

The road down the Sheeps Head Peninsula heads from Durrus village along the coast to the wooded inlet of Ahakista. Here you will see the Air India Memorial which commemorates the loss of an Air India Air0craft and the passengers and crew who were killed when the aircraft crashed off the Cork coast in 1985.

Continue on to Kilcrohane. Beyond the village the road climbs adventurously to the top of Sheeps Head, on the ridge of which is an old signal tower. A return is made via Kilcrohane and the north side of the peninsula by way of the mountain road called the Goat's Path where the wide expanse of Bantry Bay, Bere Island, Hungry Hill and Sugarloaf Mountain can be viewed.