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Beara is rich in flora, scenery, walks, movie making and steeped in history. On this page you will find links to these things which we hope you will enjoy and re-visit

Our Accommodation, shops and services are shown by map, please point and click on the village of your choice on the map and you will be taken there. If you wish to know when the ferries are running or the cable car please click on Timetables at the top of the page

Beara The Beara Peninsula is the wildest and most romantic of the peninsulas in the South West. Start your journey of discovery at Glengarriff to open out one of the largest of the long peninsulas, which make up the highly indented coastline of the South West of Ireland.
   
The peninsula stretches for a distance of 48km (30 miles) from Glengarriff to Dursey Island and back to Kenmare. We have an un spoilt and magnificent landscape, which sweeps from the spine of the Caha hills down to the shores of Bantry Bay and Kenmare Bay. The Beara Tourism and Development Association has done work over the years to develop this resource for visitors while still keeping in mind our obligation to preserve the environment    
Stone Circles Fishing    
Maybe you would like to find out more about types of flowers that grow on the Beara Peninsula. We have a wonderful garden centre called Garra Fado near the village of Eyeries, and there is Derreen Gardens in Lauragh with lots of colour, bamboo plants, eucalyptus trees and sweeping lawns. You can also, if you wish, visit our webpage devoted to the types of flowers we have here on Beara, click here Beara Flora    

In recent years we have developed the Beara Way Walking Route regarded by many as the best in Ireland, covering 125 miles and taking in some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable. The Beara Cycling Route has also been developed and links up with the Beara - Kilgarvan and Beara-Gougane Barra Cycling Routes.

Cashakeelty

Beara Way

Beara Brochure

Beara has unique distinctions as the northern part of the peninsula straddles South Kerry and the southern part is firmly rooted in West Cork.

I hope the information we provide will help you to choose Beara as your holiday destination. Why should you choose the Beara Peninsula? There are many reasons, not least of which is the fact that it has one of the most scenic, un spoilt landscapes in Western Europe. The friendliness of its people will certainly lend itself to making you feel very much at home.

   

 

Maps to download

 

Beara Way Book
Beara has a profusion of archaeological sites, over 600 identified so far, ranging from wedge graves, stone circles, ring forts, "fulacht fiadh" and  ancient church sites to the tallest ogham stone in the world (17 ½ feet / 5.3m) situated at Ballycrovane, Eyeries. Many movies and television programmes have been made here. The picture shown here was taken on the set at the Kilcatherine graveyard where scenes for the tv series 'The Royal' were being shot. To view our Movies page please click here
The Royal

As Chairman of the Committee responsible for promoting and developing tourism on the Beara Peninsula, I would like to welcome you to the Beara Tourism Web Site.

John Murphy
Chairman  of Beara Tourism and Development Association

Click here for map of the Ring of Beara ( 50KB )

Click here for click able map of Beara Way Walking Route (50KB )

   
       

For the angling enthusiast, we can offer lake and shore angling. We've got the fish - all you need is your rod.

There are safe bathing spots all around the coast with sandy beaches at Allihies and Garnish.

Whatever your holiday needs, I have no doubt you will find Beara an attractive destination.

 

   
Mines Museum The North Engine (above) stands prominently over the village of Allihies. There is now a museum (see left) in the village to show what conditons were like for the people connected to the copper mines    

 

For further information contact :
Beara Tourism and Development Association,
The Square,
Castletownbere,
Beara,
Co. Cork,
Ireland.
Tel/Fax 00353 (0)27 70054

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