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Beara Peninsula

Beara Peninsula

The Beara Peninsula is one of the most beautiful peninsulas in the whole of Ireland. Located on the southwest coast of the island, it straddles two counties: Kerry and County Cork, the latter having the largest part of the peninsula. Crossed by 2 gigantic mountain ranges (Caha Mountains and the Slieve Miskish Mountains), the peninsula offers a tourist circuit of about 195 km which starts in Kenmare, passes by the top of the Healy Pass, crosses Allihies, Eyeries and Ardgroom to end in Bantry Bay.

Visit the Beara Peninsula

A peninsula with exceptional landscapes

Simply put, the peninsula starts from Kenmare (Co. Kerry) and then descends to Glengarriff. Once a stronghold of the O’Sullivan Bere Clan, the Beara Peninsula is a place marked by Gaelic culture, as well as by the few remains, forts and ruins that punctuate the entire circuit.

Beyond these features, the Peninsula was one of the main copper mining areas in the early 1930s. To explore the peninsula, we recommend that you take the Beara Way, a 195 km circuit that is very popular with tourists. Here’s a small glimpse of what awaits you, if you pass the Peninsula in the direction “Kenmare – Bantry Bay”.


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Beara Peninsula: activities and sites to visit

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A rocky island that immediately reminds one of the strange islands of Pirate of the Caribbean! It has the peculiarity of having a rocky tunnel that crosses it!

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An island renowned for its seals as well as for its exceptional flora.

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A panorama worthy of a postcard awaits you at the top of this exceptional mountain pass!

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Drive along the coastline of the Beara Peninsula and enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean!

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An Irish island the way we like it. Wild, authentic, where it's good to walk.

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A complete museum dedicated to the history of the mines in the village of Allihies.






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