The small village of Ahakista is situated in the centre of 'Sheep's Head' peninsula. It is a much
sought after area by tourists and property seekers alike. There are two pubs with Irish music, a grocery, R.C. Church, and a school.
The road which leads from Durrus to Ahakista runs alongside Dunmanus Bay and is most spectacular. Before you enter Ahakista, you will see the Air India Memorial on your left. Shortly
after the sign for Ahakista, you will see a new pier which adjoins the harbour, many boats operate from here for both fishing and pleasure. The 'Sheep's Head Way' walk and cycling route passes by
Ahakista (click on 'Sheep's Head' link for more info.).
Boat trips to the small Islands to view the seals is a must. Sailing is also available. You are safe to
swim in the many small beaches in the area. There are some lovely gardens open to the public. Craft making close by.
Here you will find a relaxing holiday whether you choose to stay in a
B.& B. or a Self-Catering premises. There are some very comfortable Farm Guesthouses where you will find the best of Irish hospitality, along with good food and homely atmosphere. A self
-catering cottage is also an excellent way to do as you please (click on 'Cottage' link for more info.). All are approved by the Irish Tourist Board with very high standards. Peace and tranquility will
surround you in this beautiful part of Ireland.
For those who like to explore, a drive to 'Sheep's Head' is just 20 minutes. The 'Ring Road'
continues over the scenic 'Goat's Path' with superb views over Dunmanus and Bantry Bay. You can drive on to Bantry by 'Bantry Bay' side of peninsula. Glengarriff and Beara Peninsula are just
30 minutes drive. Mizen Head peninsula including Barley Cove beach, Schull and Ballydehob are fantastic day trips.
There are many places of interest all over West Cork and within easy reach from Ahakista. Many visitors return year after year to this place that they refer to as 'A little bit of Heaven'.
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