Kenmare on The Ring of Beara
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. There are 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
Ballydonegan Beach with Allihies beyond is one of the many beautiful locations waiting for you to come and explore. Allihies has a mine museum, lots of walking, and is well known for it’s beaches and swimming. The Beara Way passes through the village.
The Beara Peninsula have the only cable car in Ireland. Built to bring the people of Dursey Island, 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
There are three islands you can visit, Dursey, Garnish and Bere Island. On Bere Island 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.
Many people enjoy cycling round the Beara 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 the Beara Peninsula.