Ewe Experience

Beara Peninsula

More than 20 years in the making, this interactive sculpture garden is imaginative, thought-provoking and humorous, with nature and art working together to provide an unforgettable walk in the woods. From the sheep in the vintage car to the pig blissing out in a bubble bath, a kilometre of trails takes you past dozens of intriguing sculptures, installations, puzzles and games, which weave together art, nature, science, music and poetry. The gardens are 4.5km northwest of Glengarriff on the N71.

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1. Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve

1.54 MILES

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2. Bamboo Park

2.26 MILES

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3. Ilnacullin

3.02 MILES

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4. Gleninchaquin Park

4.26 MILES

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5. Kenmare Heritage Centre

7.18 MILES

Kenmare's old courthouse is home to an exhibition telling the history of the town from its origins as Neidín (the little nest), through its establishment…

6. Holy Cross Church

7.24 MILES

Begun in 1862 and consecrated in 1864, this church has a splendid wooden roof with 14 angel carvings. Intricate mosaics adorn the aisle arches and the…

7. Bantry House & Garden

8.23 MILES

With its melancholic air of faded gentility, 18th-century Bantry House makes for an intriguing visit. From the Gobelin tapestries in the drawing room to…

8. Bantry Historical Museum

8.26 MILES

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