THE exclusion of the Seven Heads peninsula from the Wild Atlantic Way has surprised Fianna Fail leader, Micheal Martin – a regular visitor to the area.
The peninsula, which some locals are now referring to as ‘the Forgotten Peninsula’, is an obvious omission from the route, which otherwise skirts the coast from Kinsale through to Clonakilty and on to Skibbereen and further south.
‘I’d certainly be in favour of including Seven Heads,’ said the party leader, who spends his annual summer holidays in Courtmacsherry.
‘It is depriving people of some spectacular scenery – like Dunworley strand and Simon’s Cove,’ he said.
But he added that ‘knowing the people of Barryroe, as I do, they have a very ‘can do’ attitude and I am sure they will get it included.’
Deputy Martin said that while the Wild Atlantic Way had been hailed a major success in the region, there was still a need to ‘put flesh on the bone’ in the sense that there was a danger that some areas were not fully developed.
‘We need to be sure the facilities being offered are strong enough or we could run short very quickly,’ he said.