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So there’s a lot to bear in mind when you think about Cork (excuse the pun). About 2.5 hours from Dublin, you’ll hit Cork city. From here you’ve a multitude of options but you’ll need to pick wisely as the distances driving can be vast. My favourite and possibly least visited is the Beara Peninsula, just below county Kerry.

Due to its remoteness The Beara Peninsula has remained one of the most unspoiled parts of Ireland, making it an attractive spot for escaping the hustle and bustle of urban life and with numerous walks available there’s plenty to do.

Hiking the Beara way as I’ve discussed previously is one of the best ways to really appreciate the area and indeed Ireland. On return to Beara this past Easter we were once again blessed with sunny spells, dramatic scenery and the friendliest of locals.


(cont. from Part 1…)

Leaving Garnish beach we head onto towards the town of Eeyries, yet another small village full of colour and very little else. One or two pubs and a place to eat, but honestly what more could you want from a place like this…

From there we headed through the Healy Pass and back towards Glengarriff however if you wanted to you could continue towards Kenmare in County Kerry to finish the journey.