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Ballydehob is a charming and brightly colourful village, situated on a pleasant hillside on the South West Coast of Ireland. It lies about 20 miles east of Mizen Head, Europe’s most westerly point. A graceful 12 arch bridge crosses the estuary at Ballydehob. Originally this bridge carried the West Cork railway. This bridge is now disused, but provides panoramic views of Roaringwater Bay from the walkway.

Ballydehob is the home of many artists and craft workers and the village has a collection of antique shops, galleries, bookshops and cafes. The surrounding area has rich, craggy, natural beauty including Roaring Water Bay and the
Fastnet Rock. The village is home to both jazz, traditional music, song and dance festivals.

Much has been written of Ballydehob and its local history but one of the nicest of recent times was ‘Ballydehob was described as one of the best holiday destinations in Europe by “The London Observer”.


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