South West of Skibbereen lies a deeply indented section of the coast known as Castle Haven. It is perhaps best known for the town that clings to the steep hill on its west side – Castletownshend. We have written much about Castletownshend itself, about Edith Somerviille and about the lovely St Barrahane’s Church and its Harry Clarke windows. But the whole inlet is an explorer’s paradise, yielding up its treasure to us on successive visits so this post will be about other things to see around the Haven.
Catle Haven on a misty day. The inlet was guarded by two castles: this one at Raheen and another at the entrance to the Haven
The Haven is shallow at its top end, but up to the spit of land that runs…
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