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Top 10 Things To Do In West Cork

      The Top 10 Things To Do In West Cork when visiting the hidden gem that is the Sheep’s Head peninsula

1 Discover the unspoilt beauty of West Cork and its' islands with Carbery Sailing by either taking an RYA Sail Training course, a Wild Atlantic Way Cruise, Fastnet Rock Sail or Day Sail with Chris and Aideen. See https://www.carberysailing.com/sail-ireland
2 Watch a stone-carving demonstration in Victor Daly's Ahakista workshop and see how local stone can be transformed into craft pieces of enduring beauty. Or take one of his Stone-Carving and Letter Cutting Courses. See http://www.thestonecarver.com
3 Charlie McCarthy will guide you on a West Cork Hillwalking Holiday on the beautiful Sheep’s Head coast line in Ireland on which you will discover the hidden history and unique geology of the peninsula. See http://www.sheepshead.ie
4 Whether you want a relaxing paddle taking in the scenery and wildlife of the beautiful Sheep’s Head coastline or something more bespoke, with Darren Stock. See http://www.darrenskayaks.com
5 Meet Brian Cronin, a blacksmith whose work at Cronin’s Forge on the shores of Dunmanus Bay reflects the landscape, history, and traditions of West Cork in fluid, Celtic-inspired designs. See http://www.croninsforge.ie
6 Helen Ennis's vision is to bring well-designed, affordable, functional ceramic tableware to a wider audience. Every single piece of Dunbeacon Pottery is handmade and finished to the highest standard. See http://www.dunbeaconpottery.com
7 On a visit to Carraig Abhainn gardens you’ll find a wonderful sense of peace in Hazel and Eugene Wiseman’s beautiful Durrus idyll, bounded by a mill stream and stocked with mature trees and tender plants that thrive in their shelter. See http://www.carraigabhainngardens.com
8 Hire a bike in Kilcrohane and start exploring the coastline of the Sheep’s Head peninsula – one of the most unspoilt stretches of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way touring route. See Cycling Sheep’s Head peninsula
9 Enjoy pony trekking in Bantry and take in fantastic views over West Cork’s bays and hills with Maggie Murphy. See http://www.bantrybayponytrekking.com
10 Take a loop walk and visit the Sheep's Head Light house and reward yourself with a cup of tea and Bernie's homemade baking. http://livingthesheepsheadway.com/lighthouse-loop-walk/

Find more things to do on the Sheep's Head peninsula at http://livingthesheepsheadway.com/activities

Carbery Sailing specialises in beginner's sailing and Fast Track RYA Day Skipper courses. We also undertake adventure sailing cruises on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, Ocean Passages to Spain, Madeira, the Azores and the Canaries on a Hallberg-Rassy 46.


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