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The Beara Way

Bere island

The Beara Way, incorporating part of the Beara Breifne Way based on the march of O Sullivan  Beare in 1603 . The Beara Way is  a long distance walking route around the highly spectacular peninsula with a large concentration of historical and archaeological sites en route. The main towns on the route are Castletownbere ,Kenmare and  Glengarriff  . There are a number of colourful villages in between: Allihies, Ardgroom, Adrigole, and Eyeries. Bere Island and Dursey Island offer excellent walking after a short trip by ferry or cable car

Map of Beara Urhan Gleninchaquin Garnish

Please point and click on the part of the peninsula you wish to view

Walk Leaf Walk
Please click on the above images to download their pdfs


Brochures of Beara
Loop Walks
Plaques along the Beara Way
Re-routes of Beara Way
Photo Gallery of the Beara Way
Beara-Breifne Way
Tracks and Trails  programme on Beara Way shown on RTÉ television

Read a piece that appeared in the Irish Times September 3rd 2011 about walking in Allihies

As you walk the Beara Way you might like to know the names of some of the flowers you come across, click here

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These pictures are from Tracks and Trails shown on RTÉ television
Fresh Beara lobster In the cable car fresh Beara lobster
Beara Way Book €9.95 + postage
unavailable at present
You might also like to try 'Beara History and Stories from the Peninsula' and Beara 'Down Memory Lane'. These and other books about Beara can be found in our books section compiled by the Beara Historical Society Beara

Text & photos of the Beara Way section of the Beara Breifne Way

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Beara breifne Way

For detailed maps of the Beara Breifne Way


  Please click on the maps below to open up their pdf files  
Allihies Dursey Allihies
Castletownbere Kealkil Bere Island
Bere Island Ardgroom Adrigole
Eyeries Lauragh Tuosist
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