The Paddock, Kilcrohane,

Durrus Bantry, County Cork

Contact:  Mrs. Anne McCarthy

Phone:  353 (0) 27  67035

Open:  year-round

Directions: From Bantry take the main scenic road to Sheep Head’s Peninsula. Keep right in Durrus village. Proceed on the main road to Kilcrohane. Towards the end of the village, look for the hostel sign on the right.  Take the left-hand turn at this sign.


14 euros per person

camping: 7 euros per person

family rates available


- beautiful setting on a farm on the Sheep’s    

   Head Way overlooking

   Dunmanus Bay and Carbery Island

- cozy peaceful, friendly setting

- self-catering kitchen

- Carbery View is a separate building on    

  the property which sleeps eight people

  in bunk beds

- private bathroom

- gardens

- picnic table

- near shops and pubs

- camping available

- swimming at local beach

- traditional music each weekend at local 


-three restaurants and wine bar in village

Things to Do:

- explore the unspoiled Sheep’s Head

  Peninsula with its beautiful scenery

- walk the Sheep’s Head Waymarked Way

   (an 88km marked walk with loops 

    around the Sheep’s Head Peninsula )                                       

- explore the village of Kilcrohane

- horseback riding nearby

- enjoy sailing, scuba diving

- fishing nearby

- visit a ringfort

- take a trip to Clear Island

- visit the Mizen Signal Station Visitor


- visit the Skibbereen Heritage Center

- participate in a guided walk

- visit several forts

- hike one of the mountains

- kayak in the bay or in one of the

  nearby lakes

- visit the restaurants, pubs, and wine

  bar in the village within walking


-  visit one of the three private gardens

   open to the public

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