Ring of Beara – Allihies Adventures

Leaving Eyeries village, you could follow the road around into Castletown Bere, or you could continue on towards Allihies. I’ll swing a right for the very scenic spin down to Allihies. As  you drive along the narrow road, you will be at the foot of the Slieve Miskish Mountains and the Atlantic will be with you on your right. There is a moment after you complete a series of meandering bends going up a hill (more…)

Ring of Beara – Exploring around Eyeries

If you continue south from Ardgroom along the main R571 road you will know you are arriving at Eyeries when you round a bend and gasp at the idyllic location of the local GAA pitch. If however, you remain on the backroads coming from Ardgroom you will have the opportunity to visit Kilcatherine Point, a remote and very scenic headland off the beaten track that has views of the spine of Beara – the Slieve (more…)

Ring of Beara – The Backroads of Ardgroom

Leaving Lauragh behind and continuing along the Ring of Beara, you will be treated to views across Killmackillogue harbour and once the road curves around, Ardgroom Harbour will come into view where any second now you will see a small sign welcoming you to Co. Cork. Ardgroom epitomises the colourful west Cork villages dotted around the county; neighbours must take it in turns to see who can have the brightest painted house! There is one pub, (more…)