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Durrus, meaning “Black Headland”, is located at the head of the Sheep’s Head peninsula.

The village is the location of Cool na Long castle, built by the McCarthy family, but is now in a state of disrepair.

Durrus is renowned for the quality of its locally produced food, namely Durrus Irish Farmhouse Cheese.

There are a number of Neolithic monuments in the area, dating between 3500 to 1500 BC.

It is an ideal location for access to a number of beautiful walking trails, such as the Sheep’s Head Way, the Beara Way and the Drimoleague Heritage Walks.

There are also a number of excellent fishing locations in the area, with pollock, mackerel, and sea bass among the fish you may find.

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