The Wild Atlantic Way
Welcome to the Award Winning Mizen Head Irish Lights Signal Station at Ireland’s most Southwesterly Point.
Garnish Island (Ilnacullin Garinish or Garnish) is located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay, in Southwest Ireland. http://www.garnishisland.com/
Bantry House was the principal seat of the Earls of Bantry.
Truly an island paradise – Whiddy is a small haven of peace and tranquility. A small island, nestling in the sheltered heart of Bantry Bay, off the coast of West Cork, Ireland. Its inhabitants, mostly devoted to fishing and farming, are warm natured people who welcome both day-trippers and holiday makers alike.
Sheeps Head Peninsula
Visit The Sheep’s Head Way on Ireland’s Atlantic coastline and you’ll find an unspoilt natural landscape so beautiful it’s been recognised as a European Destination of Excellence: a kind of modern Eden.
The Beara Peninsula is steeped in myths and legends. The mountains and valleys are rich in archaeological sites such as stone circles, wedge graves and other relics from the past.
We are blessed to have two of the finest.
Glengarriff Nature Reserve
Gougane Barra National Park
Dursey Island Cable Car
Ireland’s only cable car, and one of the very few cable cars that traverses seawater in all of Europe, it is one of the great attractions of the island and people travel from far and wide to give it a go!
Beara Buddist Temple
A unique place that is a surprise to find at the end of the Beara Peninsula. Dzogchen Beara is a Tibetan Buddhist Retreat centre under the spiritual direction of Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Visitors welcome to join in the free daily meditations.
The Caha Mountain Range
Eagle Point Camping looks out over the Caha Mountains. The iconic table top Hungry Hill the peaked Sugarloaf and Cnoc Bui ( the highest of them all) are any Hill Walker fantasy.
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Magnificent Mountain Passes
Eagle Point is located under the Caha Mountains and to go North, those mountains must be crossed. Magnificent Sightseeing roads and exhilerating cycle routes.
Healy Pass, Caha Pass. The Priest Leap, The Borlin Valley Pass
Old Historic Castles
Carriganass Castle — on the outskirts of Kealkill village, in the heart of West Cork — played a dramatic role in one of Irish history’s most exciting stories
Ancient Stone Circles
West Cork is full of them. Some are very near Eagle Point.
Kealkil Stone Circle, consists of a small five stone circle, two large standing stones (one eight feet tall, the other almost sixteen feet) and a cairn of stones with a ‘kerb’ of stones set upright in a radial pattern around the inside. http://www.irishmegaliths.org.uk/cork.htm
Old Copper Mines & Museum
Walks & History and Breathtaking vistas at the old Copper Mines.
Copper mining started in Allihies in 1812 when John Puxley, a local landlord, identified the large quartz promontory at Dooneen as copper bearing from its bright Malachite staining.
Baltimore & Baltimore Beacon, gateway to the Islands
The Baltimore Beacon is a white-painted stone beacon at the entrance to the harbour at Baltimore, County Cork, Ireland. It was part of a series of lighthouses and beacons dotted around the Irish coast, forming a warning system.
West Cork Islands
The West Cork islands make up a very special part of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. You’ll find 7 inhabited islands along the West Cork coastline.
The Fastnet Rock
For many generations the majestic and isolated Fastnet Rock has fired the imaginations of onlookers, both locals and visitors alike.
West Cork Fishing Settlements.
West Cork Fishing Villages,Towns & Coastal settlements, established around the fishing industry, are well known for bright facades in strong vibrant colours.