Sherlock Holmes at Carriganass

Detective Sherlock Holmes has a mysterious new case to investigate when summoned to a nunnery deep in the English countryside. Holmes and his companion Dr Watson join the search for the most elusive piece of treasure known to mankind. With a missing novice, a death in the convent and some very suspicious nuns, Holmes’ newest […]

Gougane Barra

The church on the lake at Gougane Barra makes a picturesque scene. The church itself sits alongside the ruins of St. Finbarr’s hermitage. Follow the road past the church to enter the National Park where you can explore a range of trails and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.     The Death of Aoife According to […]

Organised Walk – June 24th

[singlepic id=6 w=320 h=240 float=right]Following on from our very successful Poc an Tarbh walk in May, to mark  National Biodiversity Day, we’re co-ordinating a group walk from Carriganass on June 24th. If you’d like to sign up for further information, please send an email to Siobhan at Further details will be announced soon …

The Restoration of Carriganass Castle

Dan O’Sullivan remembers cows being milked, and grain being stored, in the grounds of Carriganass Castle. His father even made baskets in one of the remaining corner bastions. That was before Dan’s brother, Joe, and his wife Anne, donated the castle to the community in the year 2000, so that it could be restored and […]

A Crucial Staging Post on the Beara-Breifne Way

The development of the Beara-Breifne Way as a major Irish walking route is an undertaking almost as dramatic as the historical event that inspired its creation. In 1602, the owner of Carriganass Castle, Donal Cam O’Sullivan, staged a retreat with his followers from the Battle of Kinsale. Their route brought them past Carriganass Castle, and […]

Carriganass and ‘The Flight of the Earls’

After defeat at the Battle of Kinsale (1601-2), Donal Cam‘s forces retreated to his castle at Dunboy, just west of Castletownbere, to fortify it against attack. Donal Cam himself was in the north of the country at the time, and was not present when the crown’s forces launched their attack on June 6th. Dunboy Castle […]

Places to Stay

If you’d like to make Kealkill the base for your holiday in West Cork, there’s a wide range of accommodation available to suit you in the local area: Hotels The Maritime Hotel, Bantry The Westlodge Hotel The Gougane Barra Hotel Retreats Hagal Healing Farm   Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Beechwoood House, Glengarriff   Self-catering Accommodation […]

Basket Weaving at Carriganass

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