A holiday to Ireland is a dream for many. With the beautiful landscapes, fabulous beer and mild temperatures, it is easy to see why. There are a variety of activities and attractions available and a holiday rental home in Sheeps Head will put you near some of the most popular. Each home is well appointed and provides those on holiday with all of the comforts of home.
One of the most popular activities for those on holiday to Sheeps Head is hiking. The country side is beautiful and there are hikes to suit every skill level. You can set your own route or take part in one of the many hiking tours that are offered. There are tours that are just a few hours long and others that last several days. Taking some time to sample the local cuisine is a must. Try some Sheeps Head specialties such as tripe or crulbeens. Fishing, golf and horseback riding are other options available in Sheeps Head.
There are many interesting sites and attractions in and near Sheeps Head. The Red Abbey is one of the last medieval buildings still standing in nearby Cork. The most recognizable building in that city is the Church Tower of Shandon which has long been a symbol of the city. A visit to an English market will give you an idea of how people in the area bought and sold goods hundreds of years ago. A stop to a brewery is a must for adults visiting the area. Murphy’s Brewery produces a variety of ales. They also produce Heineken for the Irish distributors. The Franciscan Well Brewery has been voted “best microbrewery in Ireland” in the past and produces several types of ale and lager.
Sheeps Head and the surrounding areas are known for quite a lot of rain and fog. The temperatures, however, are mild the whole year through. The average summer highs are just 16 to 18 degrees, with average lows of between 9 and 10 degrees. It cools down a bit for spring with average high temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees. During the winter, the average low is between 2 and 4 degrees and the average high is between 7 and 8 degrees. As mentioned above, there is some rain each month. The most falls during December with 133mm.
The closest airport to Sheeps Head is Cork Airport (ORK), located 104 km away. The closest ferry is Cork Ferry Terminal, 113 km from Sheeps Head.