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The main town on the Beara Peninsula, a busy port and centre for walking. It is on the south side of the peninsula and surrounded by mountains and sea.

On the Beara Way
The Pier Castletownbere Fleet Castletownbere Fleet Stone Circle
Sea Breeze
Sea Breeze 027 70508
Loop de Loop
Loop de Loop 027 70770
Knockanroe B&B

Knockanroe B&B

027 70029

Came Point

Traneen, Came Point

027 70219

Bridgewater 027 70219
Breens Lobster Bar

Breens Lobster Bar


Maccarthy's Bar
Maccarthys Bar


O'Donoghue's Bar

Taste Food & Wine Shop
Murphy's Restaurant
Murphy's Restaurant

Lugano HouseLugano Guest House

027 70368 Summer HillSummer Hill 027 70417

Largest white fishing port in Ireland

Castletownbere is the largest white fishing port in Ireland and is second to Sydney, Australia, as the safest natural harbour in the World. Fresh fish is available to buy from the Co-op behind Harrington's Hardware Store. Take a walk on the expansive wharf where you will find lots of things of interest, from fishing boats to net mending




An aerial view. In the centre is the pier with the fishing fleet with the town beyond


Harbour Entrance

This is the entrance to Castletownbere Harbour used by the majority of the boats. The Harrington ferry from Bere Island can be seen in the middle distance.

Timetable of ferry times to Bere Island please click here

The Square Locmiquelic Gardens


The Main Square where you will see the AIB Bank and several shops and places to eat

Locmiquelic Gardens

are on the eastern entrance to the town, a good place to relax and have a picnic



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O'Sullivan Beare Castle

Aerial view showing the ruins of Dunboy Castle (centre) just above the light green area in the foreground

Dunboy Castle

The restored ruin which has been renamed Dunboy Castle

Paddys Day
St. Patrick's Day Parade, an annual event in town March 17th



Dereenataggart Stone Circle

To visit this stone circle go to the western end of the town, take the road to the right past the Olde Bakery and follow it for about two miles. You go over a bridge, keep left at a junction and it will be on your right shortly after that.


Cloontreem Wedge Grave

To find this wedge grave take the road to the right of the Millbrook Bar, go up past Brandy Hall Bridge on your left, take the next turn to your left and keep walking for two miles. Follow all Beara Way signposts, go through a gate and up the hillside

Hungry Hill

This footbridge crosses the river at the western base of Hungry Hill. You will come across it as you walk from Castletownbere to Adrigole. Note. Hungry Hill is in the background with the summit shrouded in mist

Brandy Hall

Brandy Hall Bridge

This ancient bridge is tucked round behind the Millbrook Bar. It is in excellant condition and a must see on your visit


The ruins of Dunboy Castle

Take the road to Allihies from town, past the football pitch, after about two miles look out for a turn to your left for Dunboy Castle. Go in between the towers and go past the new hotel. It is an impressive reminder of the proud O'Sullivan Beare Heritage where the defenders held out to the last man

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