Top things to do

Island in Castletownbere

Bere Island

Looming offshore, Bere Island makes Castletownbere seem like the big city. Only 12km by 7km, it has a couple of hundred permanent residents, and attracts scores more to summer holiday homes. There are bits of old ru…
Pub in Castletownbere

McCarthy's Bar

If you're carrying an original copy of the late Pete McCarthy's bestseller, McCarthy's Bar, you'll be excited to see the front-cover photo in three dimensions. McCarthy's is a grocery as well as a pub; fancy a tin o…
Historic Site in Castletownbere

Derreenataggart Stone Circle

On a lonely hill 2km northwest of Castletownbere, the impressive Derreenataggart Stone Circle, consisting of 10 stones, can be found close to the roadside. It's signposted from a turn-off to the right at the western…
International in Castletownbere

Jack Patrick's

Run by one of the top local butchers – the shop is next door – this simple restaurant is the place for steaks, chops and other meaty mains such as bacon and cabbage.
Modern Irish in Castletownbere

Olde Bakery

One of the best restaurants in town, the Olde Bakery serves top regional seafood. The handful of tables out front are ideal on a summer evening.