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A glance at a map will explain the name of the delightful little village on the “crook” of Cork’s most south-westerly peninsula, near the long golden beaches of Barleycove. In fact the tiny hamlet of Crookhaven lies about as far down in south-west Cork as you can go without falling into the sea.

It’s the very epitome of a sleepy fishing village. Brightly-coloured boats bob at anchor; pastel-coloured cottages slumber in the sunshine along the sloping street. In fact, It’s the perfect place to while away the lazy hours, watching the yachts come and go. A pub spills tables and chairs out on to the quayside among the drying fishing nets, a small shop sells groceries and postcards as well as shrimping nets, buckets and spades.

The village of Crookhaven has a distinguished history as the last port of call for ships journeying to and from America. Over the centuries ships stocked up with provisions here before tackling the Atlantic Ocean. All the shipping lines had agents located here.  At the beginning of the 20th century it was said that you could cross the harbour on the decks of boats.

From here also it’s a short expedition to Mizen Head, and the drive to the north-east along Dunmanus Bay.

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