The Heron Gallery is in the leafy village of Ahakista on the Sheep's Head peninsula about 30 minutes drive from Bantry. Ahakista sits on the shores of Dunmannus Bay and has a beautiful harbour, two pubs, a church and school.
See the Map for location.
From Bantry take the Cork road, pass Barry's Garage at the top of the hill and then take the first turn right. In Durrus, take the right fork in front of the Post Office and Ross's bar. Make your way along the shore of Dunmannus Bay to Ahakista. Pass Arundel's Bar and take the next right. The Heron Gallery is at the top of the hill.
Opening times: April to October, 9—5 every day except Friday morning. At other times the gallery is usually open but you may wish to phone to check (027 67278).
Sheep's Head local information
Here are links to local information, places to visit and accommodation in and around Ahakista and the Sheep's Head.
The Sheep's Head (Wikipedia)
The Sheep's Head (Cork Guide)
Walks on the Sheep's Head Way (Seamount Farm)
The Tin Pub - small place but loads of character, friendly, good music and and a great view too.
Ahakista Stone Circle Don't miss this very special place set just above Ahakista on the Sheep's Head Way.
Caher Lodge Bantry (includes useful local news pages)