You’ll find great food and accommodation on the Sheep’s Head peninsula and in Bantry town
Check out the website of our award-winning local tourism co-operative for full details of the excellent Fáilte Ireland-approved accommodation along the Sheep’s Head Way walking route,.
As many events are being held on the peninsula you won’t have 360-degree road access! It is important that you carefully note distances and times between the events you’ve registered for and the accommodation you have chosen. You can use the Google Maps ‘Directions’ tools on our location map (expanded version) to help, or contact us on +353 (0)86 303 0991 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Please note that a shuttle bus service will operate from Bantry to Ahakista on the morning and evening of each symposium day. To register interest in this service, please use our website contact form and let us know which accommodation provider you’ll be using.
West Cork food has a reputation for excellence, and the Sheep’s Head Way is a fantastic place to discover its true flavours.
In the area’s many family-run cafés and restaurants you’ll find staff who take great pride in local produce. Our pristine waters, and a pure, unspoilt landscape provide the perfect ingredients for great West Cork food, cooked with passion!
Savour your time in one of Bantry’s fine seafood restaurants, take lunch in a café, or enjoy a meal overlooking Dunmanus Bay. You can even call in to one of our magnificent delis to pick up treats for a picnic. Try locally made Durrus cheese, Glenilen yoghurts, Bantry Bay mussels and more while you’re at the West Cork Stone Symposium.
Check out the full details of the great places to eat along the Sheep’s Head Way on our local tourism co-op website.
Why not spend some time enjoying all the Sheep’s Head peninsula has to offer? There’s plenty to do if you’d like to extend your stay, or if non-stone-mad members of your group want to explore the local area.
The Sheep’s Head peninsula is home to the world-renowned Sheep’s Head Way walking route. There are over 20 loop walks to choose from … Mountain trails, island hikes, and gentle waterside strolls are all available, and the fantastic views across Dunmanus Bay, Bantry Bay, our neighbouring peninsulas and West Cork islands aren’t to be missed!
Visit the fantastic local craft shops, galleries and workshops run by the wonderful creative community here on the Sheep’s Head on a self-guided craft tour.