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$519.23 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour of The Beara Peninsula

You will be collected from your accommodation in County Kerry at 9.00am (flexible) and travel directly to Kenmare, the gateway to the Beara peninsula, in a luxury air-conditioned 9 seater minibus.Kenmare is a bustling small market town where local craft workers have been selling their products such as Kenmare lace for centuries.From Kenmare we travel to historic Bonane, a small village which was first settled more than 6,000 years ago. Here we visit Molly Gallivan’s 200-year-old cottage, where you can see how life was lived before electricity was introduced. You can still enjoy the comfort of a welcome coffee and home baking, however.From Bonane we head through the Caha Pass tunnels into County Cork and the beautiful village of Glengarriff, home for many years to the actress Maureen O’Hara.Hugging the coastline of the peninsula, we travel along the Wild Atlantic Way towards the fishing port of Castletownbere, where you will find a variety of cafes and restaurants serving the catch of the day.On the way we pass the lovely village of Adrigole, overlooked by the imposing Hungry Hill rising to more than 2,000 feet.More unique attractions await beyond Castletownbere, where the only cable car in Ireland links the mainland with the sparsely populated Dursey Island.One of the cherished treasures of the Beara Peninsula is the colourful village of Allihies, against an amphitheatre of mountains as a backdrop. It is believed that the four mythological Children of Lir are buried here. Just outside the village is the beautiful Ballydonegan beach, the only beach in Ireland made from crushed stone.Returning back to your Kerry base, you will pass through a chain of village gems, including Eyeries, Ardgroom and the beautifully situated little village of Lauragh. There will be plenty of rest stops and photo opportunities, so don’t forget the camera…

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