Attractions

Allihies holiday attractions are varied

The Beara Way Walking Route

The Beara Way Walking Route is a circuit of the peninsula following side roads, boreens, bog roads and tracks, taking in all that is special about the place, including a variety of historical sites ranging from Ogham Stones to Wedge Graves, Stone Circles to ancient church sites. While there are a few stretches along the very edge of the Atlantic, one is never very far from the sea, even on the mountainous parts,and the route includes a thrill unique to Beara: a spin over the sea in a tiny cable-car at Dursey Island.

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The Beara Way, incorporating part of the O’Sullivan Beara Way, is a long-distance walking route around the highly spectacular peninsula with a large concentration of historical and archaeological sites en route. The main towns on the route are Kenmare, Glengarriff and Castletownbere. There are a number of colourful villages in between: Allihies, Ardgroom, Adrigole, and Eyeries. ┬áBere Island and Dursey Island offer excellent walking after a short trip by ferry or cable car.

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There are two shops for groceries and three pubs in the village, one of which has a fine menu for those days when you would rather let someone else do the work (O’Neills).
Or how about a visit to Dursey Island?