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About Us

We at Beara Tourism are here to help you to enjoy your holiday here in Ireland's stunning South West. Our office is open from 9.00-17.00 from Monday-Saturday during the Summer months and from Tuesday-Friday in Winter. Feel free to drop in to our office in the grounds of St. Peter's Church just west of the Square, (behind Breens Pub) if you would like information or tips about things to see and do in the area.

If you would like to join Beara Tourism and become a member the fee is €60. Then your business will be shown on this website and you will also be able to have your leaflets in our Castletownbere office

If you wish to renew your membership or become a member of Beara Tourism we wish to outline the work we have undertaken and our work for 2011. Over the last year we have continually up-graded the Beara Way Walking Route – this is now over 160 Kilometres – from Kenmare to Dursey and Dursey to Kealkil. We also have up-graded 6 Loop Walks in Argdroom, Dursey Island, 3 in Bere Island and Eyeries. We are planning in conjunction with Failte Ireland to develop extra routes which will include one in Castletownbere, one in Bere Island, one in Allihies, a costal route in Adrigole and one in Glengarriff. We now have the following brochures and booklets produced and available to our members;
The Beara Way Booklet
The Beara Way Brochure
Ring of Beara Brochure
Beara Way Cycle Route
Shore Angling Brochure
We are also involved with up to 60 Community Groups in developing the Beara-Breifne Way which is based on the historic march of O’Sullivan Bere. The Route is developed from Dursey Island to the Limerick Border. We have plans this year to erect a 60ft bridge across the Blackwater at Millstreet. This will be done in conjunction with Cork County Council, Failte Ireland and Millstreet Community Council. The Beara-Breifne Way is also developed in County Limerick, South County Tipperary, part of East Galway, parts of Roscommon, Sligo and Leitrim. It is envisaged by the Community Groups to complete the whole route over the next 2 years. We have also produced the Beara-Breifne Brochure showing the Route.
Marketing: As stated above we produced numerous brochures which also can be down loaded from our Web Site
In partnership with Failte Ireland we produced the programme Tracks and Trails in 2010. This production was shown on RTE in April for the second time.
We hosted an international Film Crew in May which is planning to show the Beara Peninsula as part of a series of European Walks. This series is planned to be shown on television in 20 countries.
One of the famous German Travel Magazines will arrive in Beara over the summer months. They are planning to write an article on the Cable Car and Dursey Island. We have also been contacted by 2 other Irish Magazines and they are writing on the Beara Way over the coming months. In partnership with Bere Island Projects we are involved in a feasibility Study of the Lonehart Battery to be opened to the public. This is an in-depth engineering study of the old battery and would not be possible without the assistance of Cork County Council and Failte Ireland.
Cork County Council under their Marine Strategy of West Cork is carrying out a study of the best locations to anchor Cruise Liners in West Cork. Beara Tourism has a key role in this and it is planned to have the first Cruise Liners coming to Berehaven in 2013. The berthing of these Cruise Liners will be under the control of the Department of Agricultural and Fisheries Harbour Master in Castletownbere Mr. Cormac McGinley.
In partnership with the Allihies Mine Project we are involved in the possibility of putting a section of the Bear Way under ground through the old mines. A study is being carried out and the lead partner is Allihies Mine Project.
Tourist Office: As you are aware Glengarriff, Bantry and Kenmare Tourist Offices only open 3 months a year. Over the past 12 months we have kept the Tourist Office in Castletownbere open between 2 and 3 days a week over the winter. It is planned to have the office open 6 days a week for the summer months. This office has a major role in promoting the peninsula and deal with numerous enquiries by phone and E Mail.
In the last 2 weeks we were fortunate to have an Post Ras which travelled over the Healy Pass on to Castletownbere. This was covered by RTE and was part funded by Beara Tourism.
You can see from our schedule that work is ongoing throughout the year. We are hoping that you will renew your membership or become a member for the forthcoming year. The cost of running the Tourist Office is about €5,000 per year. Your membership will go a long way in keeping the office open.
Membership for the year is €60 but if you are a large business benefiting from tourism we hope you would be more generous.


Most of the photographs on this website were taken by John Eagle

You can also call us on

(027) 70054

or email by clicking on

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Beara Tourism Members with Businesses on Beara



Berehaven Credit Union
Credit Union
Castletownbere 027 70633
AIB Bank, The Square
Castletownbere 027 70025
JJ O'Sullivan, Estate Agents,
Castletownbere 027 70900
MAC, Grace Mc Carthy, Mc Carthy's Auctioneers
Castletownbere 027 70193

Art Galleries

John Goode Mill Cove Gallery 027 70393

Sarah Walker's Art Gallery, Castletownbere 027 70387

Bike Hire

Building Contractors


Jack Patrick's Butcher and Restaurant S.C. 027 70319

Christy Collins, Collins Butcher 027 70032


Cross's The Square

Craft Shop

Gertie, The Shell Shop, Castletownbere Books,Crafts Etc.

027 70747

John Murphy, Murphy's Gift Shop 027 70232


Community Groups

Beara Action Group, Castletownbere 027 70880




Dr Gleeson, The Surgery, Castletownbere 027 70209


To and From Castletownbere and Pontoon

Colum Harrington, Bere Island, Ferries 027 75009

Murphy's Ferries, Bere Island 027 75014

Fish Shop

Castletownbere Fisherman's Co .Op. Fish shop 027 70045


Centra Castletownbere Shop & Garage 027 70820

James O'Sullivan, Garage, Castletownbere

O'Donoghues Bar, & Garage Castletownbere 027 70007

O'Regans Garage, West End, Castletownbere 027 70150


Berehaven Golf Club, Castletownbere 027 70700


Sheila O'Shea, Hairdressers, Castletownbere 027 70437


Beara Bay Hotel Castletownbere 027 70616

Cametringane Hotel, Castletownbere 027 70379


Donal Kelly, Harbour Lodge Hostel, Castletownbere 027 71043

Castletownbere Library
Castletownbere Library

Marine Supplies

Limar Beara, Castletownbere Marine supplies etc. 027 70830

Post Office

Noel Harrington, Post Office, Castletownbere 027 70001

Public Houses


MacCarthys Bar

The Square


O'Sullivan Main St. Victullers 027 70009  
  O'Sheas Bar The Square 027 70600
O'Donoghues Bar, & Garage Castletownbere 027 70007 O'Donoghues
  John Twomey, Twomey's Bar 027 70114
Jim Sullivan, Seaview Bar, Castletownbere 027 70140  
  Hole in the Wall, Castletownbere Bar 027 70741
Breens Lobster Bar Castletownbere Bar & Seafood 027 70031  
  Beara Bar Castletownbere 027 70119
Anne Harrington, Harrington's Bar East End Castletownbere  
Taste Taste


Anne Marie Cronin, Cronin's Hideaway 027 70386

Jack Patrick's Butcher and Restaurant, Self Catering.027 70319

John Murphy, Main St, Castletownbere Restaurant B&B 027 70244

Maria Lowney, Copper Kettle Castletownbere Restaurant 027 71792

Marian & Noel Murphy The Old Bakery Castletownbere 027 70869



Chrissie Mullins, Village Inn Self.Catering, Restaurant, Bar.

027 74067


Boat Hire and Sailing

West Cork Sailing

Art Gallery and Craft Shops

Adrigole Arts, Adrigole, Beara 027 60234

Donal O'Reily, Craft Shop, Adrigole 027 60033


Padraig Doyle, Hungry Hill Lodge, Adrigole 027 60228

Public Houses

Mrs Ann Murphy, Murphy's Bar, Adrigole. 027 60131



Mary Harrington, Post Office, Eyeries 74001

Mrs Kathleen Murphy, Post Office, Urhan. Hostel and B+B 027 74005


John Eagle Eyeries Photographer

027 74275

John Eagle Art

Public Houses

Causkey's Bar, Eyeries 027 74161

O'Shea's Bar, Eyeries 027

Retreat Centre for Artists

Sue Booth Writers & Artist Retreat 027 74441

Pony Trekking

Cathy Bacon, Urhan, 027 74575


Hostels and Campsites

Anthony O'Sullivan - Campsite - Allihies 027 73002

Mines Captains House Allihies, Hostel 027 73014

Village Hostel, Allihies 73107

Public Houses

Kevin O'Neill, Allihies Bar & Restaurant 027 73008

Retreat Centre

Dzogchen Beara, Garranes, Allihies Retreat Centre 027 73147



Admirals Hostel, c/o Anne Sullivan Bere Island 027 75064



Josie Corkery.B+B Restaurant Lauragh Co Kerry. 064 83155

Mary O'Shea, Lake House, Tousist 064 84205





West Cork Sailing Centre, Adrigole 027 60132.


Frank Conroy Sea Kayaking Castletownbere 027 70692


Seafari, 1 Pier Kenmare, Nature Cruise 064 83171

Co. Kerry

Tailor Made Tours LTD, Ferry Rd. Castlemaine,Co.Kerry. 066 9766007




Eillen Gowan, Rodeen,Castletownbere House rental 027 70158

Jack Patrick's Butcher and Restaurant Self catering 027 70319

Margaret O'Dwyer, Toormore, Castletownbere Self catering . 027 70598

Sean & Cait Donegan Goldwater Cottages Castletownbere Self catering 086 8755655

Sean O'Sullivan, Tir na Hilan, Castletownbere Self catering 027 70108

Sheile Sheen Clounslaskin Castletownbere Self catering 027 71340



Ann O'Sullivan, Beara Holiday Homes. Allihies. 027 70219

Ebbie Sheehan, Clounaglaskin, Castletownbere - Holiday Homes, Allihies 027 70340

John T O'Sullivan, Allihies. B&B.Self.Catering. 027 73004

Veronica Monaghan, Eden House, Church Rd, Raheen, Limerick. Self Catering in Cahermore, Allihies 061 301617


Chrissie Mullins, Ardgroom Self.Catering, Restaurant, Bar. 027 74067


Dermot Crowley, The Pink House, Eyeries.House Rental. 0044 2085601556

John Angles, Inches Guesthouse & Self -Catering Units 027 74494

Rosarie O'Neill, Formanes House, Eyeries House Rental. 027 74360


Carey Conrad, Self Catering, Adrigole 027 60238

Kay O' Shea, Faha West, Adrigole, Self Catering 027 60093

Marie Goggin Cappaleigh Ardigole Beara Co. Cork, Self Catering 027 60070


Ardagh Holiday Village 021 4275176




Art Hanley, Hanley's Drapers 027 70164

Centra Castletownbere Shop & Garage 027 70820

John Murphy, Murphy's Gift Shop 027 70232

John Wiseman, Wiseman's, (Drapers) Castletownbere 027 70043

Martin Sullivan Castletownbere.Grocery, Eletrical, Fishing Goods 027 70167

Michael Donegan, Spar, Castletownbere 027 70057

Michael Harrington, Castletownbere Hardware etc. 027 70011

Teddy O'Brien, Castletownbere Electrical Retailer 027 50482



Maria O'Sullivan Solicitors Castletownbere 027 71772




Dermot Murphy, Super Valu, Castletownbere 027 70020


Cormac O'Sullivan's Supermarket, Eyeries 027 74016




Anne Marie Cronin, Cronin's Hideaway 027 70386




C.T.B. Hackney Castletownbere 027 70736

Martin Shanahan, Derrymihan West, Castletownbere 027 70116


Tailor Made Tours LTD, Ferry Rd. Castlemaine,Co.Kerry. 066 9766007



Beara Tourism, The Square Castletownbere, 027 70054



Barry O'Sullivan, The Vet, Knockanroe, Castletownbere 70146


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