The Beara Peninsula, with its dramatic mountain and coastal scenery, is steeped in myths and legends. On its south side the view is of Bantry Bay, the largest Bay in South West Ireland and one full of history, while on the opposite side it is Kenmare Bay. The mountains and valleys are rich in historical sites such as stone circles, wedge graves and other relics from the past.
Here you will find lakes of all sizes tucked away in the folds of rugged mountains. Wait a while and watch as a patient Heron stands like a little old grey man ready to spear his supper, spot a White Egret looking somewhat enviously at the out of range wild brown trout as they rise to suck in a fly.
Time takes on a different dimension here and after a few days you start to understand the old Irish saying ‘when God made time, he made plenty of it in Ireland’.
Spend a leisurely day driving the Ring of Beara, with maybe a pub lunch en route, then a walk along a beach or cliff path to work off the calories.
Join the fun at a Hurling or Gaelic football match at one of the several pitches around the Beara. No worry if you don’t understand the rules there will always be someone on hand to explain them.
If your interests are equine then you can enjoy time in the saddle on ‘treks’ to suit all abilities.
Be active or be just plain laid back, enjoy some ‘craic’ (the Gaelic for fun) with the locals over a pint of the famous black stuff – the Beara can be what you want it to be – which could be why many of our guests return again and again.