This commission was for the West Cork area of Sheep’s Head, Mizen Peninsula and the islands of Roaringwater Bay – all located in West Cork.
Sheep’s Head peninsula has two small villages of Ahakista and Kilcrohane on its southern shore with the northern shore being more isolated. It is one of the smallest peninsulas on the south west coast. It is quiet, unspoilt and is less frequented than other locations in this region. Despite this, it has beautiful scenery and is a hidden gem on the West Cork coastline. The Sheep’s Head Way is an 88km circular walking route around this scenic area.
Mizen Head is a major tourist attraction, noted for its dramatic cliff scenery. One of the main transatlantic shipping routes passes close by to the south, and Mizen Head was, for many seafarers, the first (or last) sight of Europe. The villages of Ballydehob, Crookhaven, Goleen, and Schull are located on the peninsula.
Baltimore is the main ferry port to Sherkin Island, Cape Clear Island and lies at the eastern side of Roaring Water Bay and Carbery’s Hundred Isles. Also of note on this chart is the Fastnet Rock which is one of the most iconic maritime landmarks in the world. Apart from its significance to shipping, the rock has other claims to fame, including being the turning point of the celebrated Fastnet ocean race.
The chart is set on an aqua blue background. It has a cream mount and an obeche frame.
- Location: South West coast, Ireland
- Chart: Admiralty, UKHO, colour
- Surround lighting: N.A.
- Frame: Obeche, 600*500mm