Beara Peninsula


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Beara Peninsula : activities and sites to visit

Bull Rock

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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!

Garinish Island

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

Healy Pass

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

The coast of the Beara Peninsula

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

Dursey Island

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

Allihies Copper Mine Trail

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The village of Allihies has for many years been one of the main mining players in the country. That's...

Hungry Hill

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The Hungry Hill is an Irish mountain, belonging to the Beara Peninsula in County Cork. Rising to 685 metres...

Allihies Copper Mine Museum

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

Glanmore Lake

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Do you like fishing or big and beautiful wild landscapes? Head for Glanmore Lake on the Beara Peninsula: the...

Ardgroom SW

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Megaliths lined up in the Irish wilderness. They still carry many secrets that archaeologists are struggling to uncover.

The Beara Way

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A little hiking tour that will do you good! The invigorating air and the surrounding landscapes are well worth the effort!

The Ring of Beara

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The Ring of Beara is a 195km circuit that explores the beauties of the Beara Peninsula. To be done by car or bus!






What to expect?

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”.