Ballydehob Local Customs
It takes place in August,13 to 20.There are street songs,dance,music and competitions like the funny Crazy Raft Race.
Ballydehob Tourist Traps
Being on the Southwest coast it benefits from climatic effects on the Atlantic Gulf Stream which contributes to the survival of flowers like red fuchsias.Although these plants were introduce from South America.You can see it everywhere as well as blackberries.Walking outside the village you can collect it what you want.A woman told me a very easy recipe:blackberries crushed with sugar.It's like jam;but with a lot of vitamine C.
Ballydehob Off The Beaten Path
Dunbeacon Stone Circle
This is the only circle on the Mizen Peninsula.
How to go there:
Coming frm the campsite West of Durres drive for about 2,5 kms. and turn right on the narrow uphill lane (coming from Durres it is the third on the left near where the sea comes close to the road).Drive uphill for about 2 kms.and when you reach a place where there are 3 house gates openings together on the left find a stopping place and come back here.There are 2 tall standing stones in a field.From here you should see the Circle across some fields to the West about 400 meter away.If you walk downhill a little then is a gate to a rough track that headed near the Circle but leaves 2 barbed wire fences to cross to reach the site.
I went by bike.A rented bike in Ballydehob.