Shadowed by Mount Brandon the surrounding countryside is a hill walker’s paradise. The coastline in the vicinity is of much geological interest. Brandon Creek is nearby and it is from here Saint Brendan is reputed to have set sail on his voyage of discovery. Tim Severin in 1976 used Brandon Creek as his starting point when he retraced Saint Brendan’s route. The areas traditional fishing boats, known as Naomhogs or Currachs are still made in the traditional way, nearby.