Introducing Castletownbere & Around
Tourism is not the first concern in Castletownbere (Baile Chais Bhéara), and as a result, there is a refreshing appeal to the everydayness of the place. The town is home to one of Ireland’s largest fishing fleets and retains the bustle of a working port.
The helpful tourist office (70054; www.bearatourism.com ; Main St; Tue-Sat) is just outside the Church of Ireland. Beara Action Group (70880; www.bearainfo.com ; per 30/60min €3.5/4.5) has internet access. On Main St, you’ll find a post office with bureau de change, an Allied Irish Bank with an ATM, and a string of pubs. O’Shea’s Laundrette (70966; Main St; 9am-6pm Mon-Fri, from 9.30am Sat) charges €1 per pound for washing.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009