Things to Do

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There is plenty to see and do within easy reach of the Ahakista Escape farmhouses

Golfing, fishing, kayaking, horse riding and boat trips are all available nearby, and the cottages are the perfect base for a walking holiday.

There are two very nice bars in Ahakista, just a twenty-minute walk from the houses. Arundel’s by the Pier serves delicious local food, and The “Tin Pub” ,which is located right on the shoreline, has a beautiful beer garden and offers live traditional music at the weekend.

Visit the home of Durrus Cheese while you’re here, and see how the cheese is produced. A local farmer’s market runs each Sunday, and local cafés are great places to stop for home-made food, and advice about where to explore next.
Bike hire is available locally, and you’ll be sure to love a unique sailing trip around Dunmanus & Bantry Bay’s on a luxury yacht with Carbery Sailing. A fantastic opportunity to experience Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way!


The Sheep’s Head Way

Living the Sheep's Head WayThe Sheep’s Head Way walking route is justly famous, and is a 90km walking route that stretches along the entire coast of the Sheep’s Head peninsula. Lots of looped walks are available within easy reach of Ahakista Escape, and offer you spectacular views across West Cork’s bays, islands and peninsulas.

The Sheep’s Head peninsula has been designated as a European Destination of Excellence in recognition of the unspoilt and spectacular nature of the landscape in this beautiful part of West Cork.


Ahakista is within easy reach of the harbour town of Bantry. The town has a historic connection with the failed attempt to land an armada in Bantry Bay in 1796, and the square is named in honour of Theobald Wolfe Tone. Bantry House remains one of the best-preserved of the big houses in Ireland, and is well worth a visit.

The town has fine fish restaurants, and the local market – held each Friday in summertime – offers you a great opportunity to sample the artisan produce that is such a feature of West Cork.