Travelling further on the N71from Clonakilty, the causeway at Rosscarbery is a landmark unmissable to the traveller heading West separating on one side a lagoon from the shallow bay on the other when during low tide can be seen  hundreds of birds feeding on the mud flats. On the hill overlooking the sea is the village of Rosscarbery born alongside a monastic settlement from the 6th Century founded by St. Fachtna. The Church of Ireland Cathedral is on a site from the 10th Century when the town was important enough to have been the seat of a Bishop. The pretty town square with its colourful shop fronts boasts a number of fine pubs and restaurants and the area is especially noted for its fine sandy beaches at The Warren and Owenahincha just a few miles away. A vibrant local community puts on an arts festival each year and sporting highlights include pitch and putt, Gaelic football and road trotting, a particular West Cork equine sport which just has to be experienced.

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