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In 1884 Casey’s Hotel opened its door to the weary traveller and that door has been open ever since under the proud care of the same family. The village’s own appeal and the loveliness of its setting spread its reputation and today it is a focal point for visitors from all over the world.
 
Glengarriff is a place to enjoy in any season. In winter, the village is quiet and peaceful. Indoor pleasures are warm and cosy with a drink by the fireside. Outdoor pleasures are invigorating with many activities to choose from. On a calm evening the water, like glass reflects the boats and the shoreline. A short boat trip will take you to the world famous Garnish Island which is renowned for its variety of plants and shrubs.
 
Glengarriff is the gateway for touring the glorious countryside of the south coast.
The Beara Peninsula is rich in sites of historical and archaeological interest from wedged tombs to church sites. There are numbers of Martello towers and ogham stones from Dursey Island and Garnish to Bere Island.
 
As you travel west to Adrigole you can explore, discover & experience west corks coastline at the west cork sailing centre. Here you can avail of a variety of activities from snorkelling, kayaking & canoeing to adventure sailing.
Situated between Adrigole and Lauragh the Healy Pass Road is one of the finest mountain roads in Ireland an experience to remember.
 
Castletownbere is the peninsula’s principal town and the largest whitefish port in Ireland. Berehaven being the second largest natural harbour in the world, it provides safe anchorage for yachts and is also ideal for all water sports, from sea angling to windsurfing. Just outside the town is Castletownbere golf club. The “Call of the Sea Centre” is a voyage of discovery through the sights and sounds of the historical peninsula. Dunboy Castle and woodlands are open to the public with picnic areas and walks. A twenty minute boat ride will take you to the peace and harmony of Bere Island.   Fresh seafood is also served in many of the restaurants and bars all over the peninsula.
 
Dursey Island is linked to the mainland by cable car, the only one of its kind in Ireland. The area is remarkable for the variety of migrant birds that frequent it. Dursey Sound is a rugged place of high cliffs and breaking waves. The island looks deceptively near. The Sound narrow but even on the mildest day it is ravaged by fierce currents and tidal flows, which made the island difficult to access until it was connected to the mainland by cable car in December 1969.
 
Allihies was once the site of extensive copper mines. Ballydonegan beach, below the village, was created by crushed stones from the mine. Allihies the last village at the end of the beautiful Beara peninsula is a small fishing and farming community, it is a place of unspoilt beauty offering the visitor spectacular walks, beaches, lively pubs and the opportunity to unwind in one of the quieter corners of Ireland. The Mine Museum in the renovated Church of Ireland chapel is well worth a visit.
 
Eyeries village overlooking the Atlantic has beautifully painted houses and flower display on nearly every window. The television series “Falling for a Dancer” was shot here in 1997. Shore angling is very popular along the Eyeries coastline and boat angling is available locally.
 
Ardgroom another picturesque village has two lakes Glenbeg and Derryvegal both of which provide good trout fishing. Beyond the village there is a perfect example of a stone circle, one of the many archaeological sites on the peninsula.
 
Lauragh & Tuosist Derreen Gardens beside Kilmakilloge Harbour in Lauragh were planted 100 years ago by the fifth Lord Landsdowne. The woodland gardens contain many azaleas and rhododendrons. There is also a grove of New Zealand Tree Ferns. Cloonee Loughs are very popular for salmon and white trout fishing. Travelling to the top of the Healy Pass, which looks down on Glanmore Lake and woodlands, one can see an area that has been compared to the Lake District of England.