Welcome to The Sheep's Head Way

Enjoy a holiday on Sheep’s Head - it is a peaceful, unspoilt peninsula which has some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Ireland. Because of our proximity to the Gulf Stream, we also have perhaps the mildest climate in Ireland - our daffodils are usually out in January!
To find out what is happening on The Sheep's Head Peninsula please log onto http://muintirbhairecc.com/ and http://livingthesheepsheadway.com/ for the latest news and activities.

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  • Mount Corrin section of the SHW

    Due to the storm and high winds on the 12th of February 2014 The Sheep’s Head Way is closing a section of its walk along the Mount Corrin trail. The section closed is from way marker no. 900 to way marker no. 920. The area affected is the forestry section along the Mount Corrin trail which is presently too dangerous to walk due to fallen trees along the path. Coillte have been notified and will contact us at the SHW when the trees have been removed and the trail made safe again for users.

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  • Storm Repair and Clean Up Under Way

    The Pier Loop remains closed on The Sheep’s Head Way. The area affected is along the strand, from the end of ‘The Paddock’ road to Kilcrohane Pier. On the Farranamanagh Loop, the section along Farranamanagh strand which was affected by the storm is now safe to walk again. The trail has been re-instated there and the caution signs for walkers have been removed. Other sections of The Sheep’s Head Way trail that were affected by the storm are not closed but extreme caution is advised if you wish to walk at the following locations: Funeral Path Loop : Section along the strand at Tra Beg. Fishing spurs at the following locations: Tra Ruaim and Glanroon. The repair and clean up has been under way now since the storm on the 06/01/2014. A beach clean up is taking place throughout the peninsula presently with workers from The Department of Social Protection Scheme, The Local Authority and some local help also. Other Information: The public road along the coast from Kealties cross to Ahakista bridge has now re-opened since Thursday evening last, the 16/01.2014.

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  • Storm damage on The Sheep's Head Way

    Due to the recent storm a section of The Pier Loop is closed on The Sheep’s Head Way. The area affected is along the strand, from the end of ‘The Paddock’ road to Kilcrohane Pier. Other sections of The Sheep’s Head Way trail that were affected by the storm are not closed but extreme caution is advised if you wish to walk at the following locations : Farranamanagh Loop : Section along Farranamanagh strand. Funeral Path Loop : Section along the strand at Tra Beg. Fishing spurs at the following locations: Tra Ruaim and Glanroon. The Sheep’s Head Way are dealing with these issues at present with our RRO Patricia Bevan of WCDP and The Department of Environment, Community & Local Government, Rural Recreation Section. Other Information : The public road along the coast from Kealties cross to Ahakista bridge is closed until Saturday 18th of January 2014 due to storm damage. Detour at Kealties cross via Rossnacaheragh Church to Ahakista bridge.

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  • St. Stephen's Day Walk on The Sheep's Head

    The Day started off dry and windy and it held off until about 2pm, on the return leg of our journey home on the ‘A’ walk. We all got a good wetting!, just under 90 people in total took part in the Annual St. Stephen’s Day Walk which was organized this year by The Sheep’s Head Sea Scouts and Muintir Bhaire Foróige club. There was a choice of an ‘A’ Walk for more experienced walkers and a ‘B’ walk for less experienced walkers, over 30 people participated in the ‘A’ walk. Walking conditions were wet and mucky in places but the fresh air and exercise did everyone good. Hot soup and tasty sandwiches were served after in Arundel's by the Pier by The Sheep’s Head Sea Scouts and Muintir Bhaire Foróige club who thanked all who supported the walk. A Happy New Year to all.

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  • EDEN AWARD VIDEO

    A Video of the peninsula from the official EDEN awards site

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