Category Archives: Castletownbere

The main town on the Beara Peninsula. Castletownbere is a great town to use for visiting the Beara. It is Ireland’s biggest white fishing port and the second biggest fishing port in Ireland. Here lots of photos and photography of the region.

Cycle around the Ring of Beara

Cycle around the Ring of Beara, it has to be one of the best cycling routes in the whole of Ireland. The roads are quiet and there is just spectacular scenery all the way. Many small villages with places to stop for food and drink. Too few to mention, so I won’t.

Follow the route as shown in the video, but of course start from any where that suits and feel free to stay around for a few days. You don’t need to sign up for a sportive to enjoy this route, indeed it is much more fun when you are on your own or just with a small group.

Watch the short video of the Ring of Beara Below

Cycle the Ring of Beara Peninsula

Cycle the Ring of Beara Peninsula, on the wildatlanticway .#beara #film It is quite possibly the nicest cycle route in Ireland… Especially when the weather is right. Any time come and do it, you don't need a sportive to sign up to. Just put 50€ in your pocket and cycle around, get lunch in any one of many bars or restaurants.

Posted by Beara Peninsula on Friday, 3 May 2019

Cycle around the Ring of Beara

visit dursey island
Ireland’s only cable car crosses the “Dursey Sound”

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Nadette Charlet Time Lapse Illustration

Nadette Charlet Time Lapse Illustration of Twomey’s Ivy Bar in Castletownbere, on the Beara Peninsula. The illustration took a full day to do so lots of looking over her shoulder and filming. Mostly speeded up and cut it all down to just under 2 minutes.

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Nadette Charlet illustrates Twomey's Ivy Bar

Watch in under two minutes an illustration comes together. Nadette Charlet, Artist in Allihies Beara creates a fantastic illustration of Twomeys Ivy Bar, Castletownbere illustration watercolor watercolour

Posted by Beara Peninsula on Thursday, 2 May 2019

Nadette Charlet Time Lapse Illustration

Another example in a similar style of O’Neills of Allihies, which is one of the most photographed bars in Ireland.

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Seaweed Control Survey

I received news about a seaweed survey going on near Adrigole. So I decided to get in my car and go and see what was going on. I am glad I did as the collective efforts of Coastwatch, Cork Environmental Forum and Cork Nature Network. Gave a very interesting visit.  A group of volunteers went to a series of rock pools and devised the plan of cleaning one completely of the invasive seaweed known as “Sargassum muticum” and leaving the other pool alone. They did that last autumn, today six months later the cleared pool is again being invaded by the seaweed but is a lot clearer than the one they left alone.

As I understand it the invasive Japanese seaweed probably came to Ireland with Oyster seeds that have been farmed here. The problem with the seaweed is that it fills rock pools and blocks out the sun, effectively stopping everything else in its path.

A great initiative and very interesting for the children that were there too.

Watch a video of the afternoon here below.

Invasive seaweed Control Survey

A group of volunteers go back to see what has happened to a control tide pool that was cleared of an invasive seaweed. "Sargassum muticum"Coastwatch, Cork Environmental Forum and Cork Nature Network

Posted by Beara Peninsula on Wednesday, 10 April 2019

 

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