Come for a holiday and stay for the life!
Living in Beara has many benefits and perhaps most people know Beara for its stunning scenery and friendly people. However many visitors also experience a peninsula where life progresses at a different pace, a peninsula which has tradition and a sense of community, with local businesses, industries, arts and crafts, vibrant clubs and organisations, excellent primary and secondary schools. Learn more about life on Beara and discover a place to come to that you may never want to leave.
Fish into the Past ! Fishing has always played a huge part in the history of Beara. From the age old tradition of inshore fishing to images of the newest Beara Fishing boats we have photo galleries and information in the Commercial Fishing pages
2003 was the 400 year anniversary of O'Sullivan Beara's historic march in 1603, from Beara, Co. Cork to Co. Leitrim. Click here to find out more about the O'Sullivan Clan and upcoming anniversaries
Beara plays host to many quality food manufacturers. The beautiful countryside is ideal for growing organic fruit and vegetables. Lamb as well as cattle graze in the green pastures of the area.
Cheese Mileen's cheese, Eyeries,
Food Production Co-Action, food production unit. (G Reaney)
Wines Nellie's Wine Cellar, quality wines. Urhan
Fish Production Castletownbere Eiranova fisheries ltd, - fish processing, Beara Seafood’s - fish processing. The Fisherman’s Co-op, fish processing plant, Elphi Fish Products - fish based products.
Shellfish Shellfish de la Mer, shrimp and crab processing. Castletownbere
Organic Vegetables Organic vegetables are grown throughout the peninsula and can be bought in any of the local shops.
Local Meat Herds of sheep and cattle graze the Beara Mountains. Local meat can be bought in any of the local butcher shops.
Branding Beara on the World Scene, the Beara brand name is quickly becoming renowned worldwide. People who have connections and links with the area from as far afield as Australia and America are utilising the brand name Beara. People who have ancestral roots in the region, who are simply attracted to the sheer beauty of Beara and others who have a sense of pride in their native region are the most likely candidates to utilise the brand name Beara. The brand name Beara is used both nation-wide and worldwide exclusively for names of firms, products, books, ships and art creations.
Films and mini-series' Produced in the Beara Peninsula, the Beara Peninsula is the ideal location to produce films and mini-series. Its natural and unique landscape is the main attraction of the region, which has enticed people to come to the area to shoot and produce films for many years.
"Early Winter" which was premiered in January '99 was produced and directed by Maximillian le Cain. Maximillian le Cain from the Beara Peninsula is a promising talented young man. With all the successful films and mini-series that have been produced in the region the Beara Peninsula has become extremely appropriate for film making.
Films of all sorts have been shot on the Beara Peninsula. Among the most popular are "Falling for a Dancer", "Purple Taxi", "Moondance" and "Early Winter". One of Deirdre Purcell's best sellers "Falling for A Dancer", a mini-series production, was filmed in the Beara region. This particular mini-series received a very successful viewing both nationwide and worldwide. "Purple Taxi" was filmed many years ago in the multi-coloured picturesque village of Eyeries. "Moondance" is another film in which many scenes were shot in all areas of the Beara Peninsula.
Clubs and Organisations
Joys of Living in Beara
Famous Beara People