Category Archives: Beara

The Beara Peninsula is a spectacular peninsula. One of the fingers of land jutting out of the south west corner of Ireland in Munster. It is saved of all the hustle and bustle that can be found in Kerry, simply as it is not possible to drive around in a coach. Here lots of photos and photography of the region.

Beara Motorcycling

Beara Motorcycling a 220 km route that takes in the Beara peninsula and inland towards kilgarvan Ballingeary and Durrus, done on a nice Easter Saturday with my friend Chris from xrvireland.org , leaving Allihies and taking the quickest route on the North side of the Beara to Kenmare and a short stop in Café Moka for breakfast. It was busy in Kenmare so we headed off sharpish up the main road towards Kilgarvan and further, and then took a twisted set of boreens to Kealkill and further on to Durrus, the aim being to cross the countryside and getting to Durrus avoiding Bantry. Of course it takes a lot longer but some stunning scenery and roads. Cup of tea in Durrus and then a blast back to Allihies on the south side of the Beara. Nice day out took 2 hours to ride the 80KM from Kenmare to Durrus only stopping for some photos.

Beara Motorcycling

Beara Motorcycling
Chris

near balyvourney

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route

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Goula Beara Cork

Goula Beara Cork, a walk to take some photos and generally enjoy the “360” degree view from the top. Not a bad day in January for a walk. I did not want to drive to Hungry hill so I could save on the petrol, sorry to Paul O’Shea about that. Goula has a great view from the top overlooking Dursey Island. You can also see, Bere Island, Calf Rock, Cow Rock, Bull Rock, the Skelligs, Scariff and Deenish Islands from the top and the town of Castletownbere the biggest white fish port of Ireland. Today was not perfect but for this time of year a nice couple of hours if a bit cold on top, especially when you stop to take photos and make a short film. There is a link at the bottom of this page to the video on youtube….

Goula Beara Cork

goula beara cork

Looking towards Garnish and Dursey Island

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Twisting track up to the Boosters on top of Goula

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Bere Island

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Balydonegan Bay

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Bull Rock, Cow Rock (just about) and the Calf Rock

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Black Ball Head

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Castletownbere

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Allihies

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Skellig

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Allihies Copper Mine  “Man Engine”

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Scariff and Deenish Islands

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Boosters on top of Goula Beara Cork

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Another view of Allihies

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Urhan valley

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Bere Island in full

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Evidence of Turf Cutting

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Allihies was a major copper producer in the 1800’s and for a short while was the worlds largest producer of copper ore. There are many remains of Cornish mine engine buildings, and hundreds of meters of mine adits and shafts. There is also a very good museum. check out the link Allihies copper mine museum

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Hungry Hill

Hungry Hill Saturday 30th November 2013 a nice 2.5 hours walk from above Rossmackowan to the top and back with Paul O’Shea, Joe Hanley, Sheila Sheehan and John Joe. Beautiful conditions for the time of year. Had a slight fall on the way down and damaged a finger and my zoom lens. But hey ho, he who dares and all that.

Hungry Hill

Hungry Hill

Nearly every Saturday a group leaves the garage east end of town to walk up Hungry Hill, all are welcome. Speak to Paul O’Shea at the garage behind Centra shop.

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