WALKS FROM TIMOLEAGUE     
THROUGH COURTMACSHERRY
AND BARRYROE
..EXPLORE THE HISTORY, 
STUNNING SCENERY, 
BIRD LIFE AND FLORA OF THE AREA

                                           

 

Upcoming Events

Seven Heads Walking Festival May 2nd - 6th (in conjunction with Courtmacsherry Lifeboat weekend)

Thursday 2nd
10.30 AM - walk for local national and secondary schoolsThese will cater for all age groups and will visit areas of interest dealing with local history flora and fauna

Friday 3rd
10.30 same as previous day
11am Start of long walk [transport will be provided] (grade B)2pm Birds flora and fauna of Courtmacsherry bay (easy)
3pm Historical walk in Courtmacsherry (easy walk)
Lifeboat weekend will also be running this weekend [see local information]
10pm Stories and song in O'Neills Bar Butlerstown

Saturday 4th
11 am Long distance walk will continue or can commence again [transport provided]Local walk looking at flora and fauna of the area (easy to steep but short)
12am Patrick Keohane walk from Courtmacsherry to Coolbawn (moderate)Lifeboat program will continue
Entertainment in all local pubs

Sunday 5th
11:00 AM Long distance walk continue or commence 12 noon Walk from Courtmacsherry to Timoleague with a guided tour of Timoleague places of interest (very easy) Lifeboat program of events will continuePresident Michael D Higgins will visit Courtmacsherry at 4.00pm Local entertainment in Courtmacsherry, Butlerstown and Grange at night

Monday 6th
10.30am Finish your long distance walk
11.00 am Local shorter walks [for the less adventuress]
12 noon - Places of worship [car pooling] by Sean Barry
2pm A quick tour of the Seven Heads Peninsula [again car pooling] (both tours begin at Courtmacsherry R.C. Church

Time to go home having had a good weekend

For information contact :
John O'Brien @ 0238840129 or 0872363530
Lola O'Regan @ 0238840136
Organised tours @ 0238840177 - Sean Barry

Guide books will be included in a small charge, accommodation and food can be arranged locally.Long distance walks will not be guided.Guides can be provided if needed.Footwear - good walking shoes recommended. It is advised to bring rain gear.

For accommodation contact numbers above




Welcome to the official site of the Seven Heads Peninsula. Situated on the picturesque West Cork coastline, the Seven Heads Peninsula extends from Timoleague village through Courtmacsherry, around the rugged cliffs and shore line towards Dunworley Bay and on to Barrryscove, Ardgehane and Ballinglanna. A touristic walking route of the peninsula was launched in 1998. The walk embraces a very interesting and varied territory in the course of its entire distance of approx. 42.5km around the peninsula. As there are several return routes and circular walks one can choose a route to suit the time and energy available. All of these routes can be found in the official "Seven Heads Walks" booklet which is currently on sale. As well as the breathtaking and rugged scenery which the route embraces, there are also historical sites and a wide variety of interesting flora and fauna which vary with the time of the year. The walkway leads through a variety of different types of territory, rocky coastlines with magnificent marine life, sandy beaches, extensive rich farm land, picturesque villages and farm yards, prolific bird life with some rare birds such as the Choughs and the little Egret, old woodland and rows with fuchsia in abundance. More importantly, there are friendly and chatty people to be met on the way. If you should find yourself unsure of the route, stop to chat, ask for directions and you will soon be on the right way. The development of the Seven Heads walk has been made possible by the tremendous support of the local communities of Barryroe, Courtmacsherry, and Timoleague, and especially the landowners who kindly gave permission to pass over their property.We also thank our many sponsors including Barryroe Co-op and most importantly West Cork Leader Co-op, and finally our hard working committee both of the past and those who presently continue to give of their time."


Sincere thanks,
John O’Brien, Chairman

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