People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project –
Cormac Whooley – Sheep’s Head Peninsula, West Cork.
‘I grew up in Ahakista and I run the family pub, known locally as The Tin Pub, its seasonal, so its open for about 6/9 months of the year. I travel abroad for the other couple of months. I’ve travelled to the four corners of the world but its great to come home. The scenery draws me back. I love getting out onto the hills and mountains, there are tracks and pathways all across the peninsula. One of my favourite walks, The Baran Loop, starts close to my house. These are sacred places high up on the barren outcrops, the peacefulness and tranquillity stills the mind. The views are spectacular, looking out across the lowlands, softened by the patchwork of fields to the waters edge and the glistening ocean beyond, with Mizen Head, Dunmanus Bay to the South, Bantry Bay and Beara to the North, Sheeps Head Lighthouse to the West and the worlds end beyond.’