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The Beara Peninsula is steeped in myths and legends. The mountains and valleys are rich in archaeological sites such as stone circles, wedge graves and other relics from the past. We have scenic lakes cradled by gorgeous mountains and a rugged coastline with lots of great fishing spots. Linking all this together is the Beara Way walking trail, also a cycling route and the Ring of Beara for those who wish to drive

Allihies

Ballydonegan Beach with Allihies beyond, one of the many beautiful locations waiting for you to come and explore. Allihies has a mine's museum, lots of walking, and is well known for the beach and swimming. The Beara Way passes through the village. This picture was taken from the Way coming from the Garnish direction

Archaeological sites like this one near Adrigole have stood for thousands of years, waiting for you to view. Such sites are clearly marked by brown and white signs. This one is the Leitrim Beg wedge grave Leitrim Beg
We have the biggest white fishing port in Ireland. This is at Castletownbere on the southern coast of the peninsula. The town bustles with life, bringing in people from all walks of life to meet and dine in our fine selection of pubs and restaurants
Castletownbere The Fleet Cable Car
Fresh fish is on the menu in most restaurants in Castletownbere, where the people are openly friendly. The local A.I.B. Bank has been awarded a certificate for customer care. The Square makes for a hub of activity with its pubs and shops all within easy access and parking The Castletownbere fishing fleet in based in the second safest natural harbour in the World. Yachts call in for safe mooring, as do many larger ships weighing anchor in Berehaven Harbour that lies between town and Bere Island
We have the only cable car in Ireland. Built to bring the people of Dursey, and their animals, safely to the mainland it awaits to take you over to the island so you can walk and enjoy the lanes with very few cars
Gallun Shore Angling fishing
There are three islands you can visit, Dursey, Garnish and Bere Island. Bere Island seen here has accommodation so you can spend time to explore the fort, stones, and walks. Garnish Island in Glengarriff is renowned the World over for its Italian Gardens and Dursey is a paradise for those who like to walk Good locations for shore angling have been marked out around the peninsula. Look out for these signs as you make your way round the coastal drive
There are sites like this one near the Cod's Head, but you can also fish some of the lakes (permits required)
Backpacking Nr Ardgroom Nr Eyeries
Backpacking your way round the peninsula is fun and catered for with hostels in Castletownbere, Allihies and Glanmore The Beara Way connects many of these sites, as it takes the walker on a breathtaking route of wide vistas and stunning backdrops. Look for the black and yellow markers that will show you the Way round our peninsula
Many people enjoy cycling round our peninsula on the popular Beara Cycling Route A map on this site shows you the route, and also there are maps for all other aspects to help you enjoy your visit to our home
     
NDP Leader The European Agricultural Fund Comhar na nOileán Teo
  Funded by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan 2007-2013


This project received grant aid from Comhar na nOileán
Teo’s Rural Development Programme which is financed
by the Irish Government under the Rural Development
Programme 2007-2013 and by the European
Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe
investing in Rural Areas.