Carrigfadda

Location

Carrigfadda is located in West Cork just 13.5km from Dunmanway along the R599.

Site Description

Carrigfadda, or An Charraig Fhada in Irish, can be translated to mean the Long Rock.  This refers to the forest property that sits on a hill of some 313 metres high, that affords truly magnificent coastal and indeed countryside views on clear days.  It is one of the most imposing areas of high ground along that particular stretch of West Cork coastline.  It is immediately recognisable and widely used as a reference point by people travelling on land and on sea. 

For generations the Hill at Carrigfadda, which is composed of old red sandstone, has played its role in the history, mythology and culture of the area.  It is a local tradition to climb the hill during the Christmas Season, to the 7 metre high Marian cross which stands proud at the summit.

The 'Carrigfadda Hill Walk', is essentially a 3.8 km return linear walk, incorporating a 1.5km looped section on Carrigfadda Hill.

Carrigfadda Features

Car Parking, Walking Trails,

How do I get there?

From the town of Dunmanway, turn onto the R599, signposted Clonakilty,  after 5.6km you will need to bear right, travel on a further 6.4 km.  The trailhead and mapboard is located at the back of Carrigfadda church yard.  There is a walk waymarked from this point.

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Contact Info

Contact name:Liam O' Regan
Contact email:liam.oregan@coillte.ie