The coastline of County Cork is part of the Wild Atlantic Way, and the scenery found in West Cork is simply breathtaking.
The ocean vistas with mountainous peninsulas jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, are awe inspiring and have to be seen to be believed.
Today I have a little video treat for you. Here's a lovely collection of photos of the West Cork coastline along the Sheepshead and Beara peninsulas.
Photographs of County Cork
I hope you enjoy these shots of County Cork's peaceful, unspoiled landscapes.
You'll find some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Ireland in West Cork.
Many thanks to Ana, a reader from County Cork, who submitted these lovely photos of her home county's beautiful scenery.
The Sheep's Head peninsula in West Cork lies between Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay.
It's a narrow finger-like projection of land which extends out into the Atlantic ocean.
The Wild Atlantic Way
The wild Atlantic is never far, no matter where you wander on this idyllic little slice of Ireland.
And be prepared to be captivated by the magnificent scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Just north of the Sheepshead Peninsula lies the Beara Peninsula. Here you'll find more mountainous terrain, ancient monuments, ring forts and ocean vistas.
And the good news for those who like to get off the well beaten tourist trail - the Beara Way is far less busy than its more famous neighbor, the Ring of Kerry. And its landscape is every bit as awe inspiring and breathtaking.
In Allihies you'll find the remains of an old copper mine, which was in operation in the 1800's.
Many 19th century Irish emigrants to the United States, who hailed from this area in West Cork, found work in the mines around Butte, Montana where their skills were highly sought after.
I love West Cork. I hope you'll make it there some day to experience its amazing sights, hear the crashing roar of Atlantic waves, and feel the magic of its ocean mists.
Sherkin Island is just off the coast beside Baltimore, County Cork. It's a lovely place for a stroll and a day out with a picnic.
Thanks to all for stopping by to check out this lovely collection of photos from Ana.
If you too would like to submit some of your photos of Ireland, you can find all the details on my photography submission page.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade
If you enjoyed this little illustrated tour of West Cork, here are some more ramblings around Ireland you might enjoy.