The Beara Way

The Beara Way is a long-distance trail in the southwest of Ireland. It is a 206-kilometre (128-mile) long circular trail around the Beara Peninsula that begins and ends in Kenmare, County Kerry, also passing through parts of County Cork. It is typically completed in nine days. It is widely considered one of the top 10 long distance walks in Ireland.

Which Camino Should I Walk After Frances?

If you have walked the Camino Frances and dream of a repeat, it is certainly a viable option to walk Frances again. Why it is the best of the Caminos is explained at Why Frances Is The Best Camino. That said, if you are feeling a desire for something different, there are 17 alternative Caminos …

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WHICH IS THE BEST LONG WALK IN IRELAND?

Which Is The Best 7-10 Day Walk In Ireland? A question that has been nagging me for years. On any list of the top ten you will almost always find the 3 walks of County Kerry. For me the best of the best are the 3 Peninsula walks; The Dingle Way, The Beara Way, and …

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Beara Way; Days 9-11 Adrigole to Glengariff to Kenmare to Killarney

Owen prepared nice Irish breakfast and fixed my walking stick which was bent in two places. Headed out at 9:30 thinking this would be an easy day but far from it. Walked a kilometer into town and then almost missed a narrow path into heavy woods. Walked for about ½ hour through wetlands and nettles …

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Beara Way; Day 8 Castletownbere to Adrigole-25K

Murphy’s breakfast is not available until 9AM. Late but not in my MO to pass up an included breakfast. Departed Castletownbere about 9:40 heading northeast out of town before veering southwest into the hills. A long steady walk up into the hills before turning back towards Adrigole walking parallel to the coast. Beautiful up country …

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Beara Way; Day 5 Allihies to End of Dursey Island-20K

Before leaving this morning John and I had an interesting discussion about governments and Socialism vs. Capitalism. Left at 12 for beautiful and rugged walk down by the sea and over the hills to the only remaining Cable Car in Ireland. Connecting Dursey Island with the mainland. Met Paddy the operator. —————- I had heard …

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Beara Way; Day 4 Eyeries to Allihies-12K

Departed Cappa House after one more big Irish breakfast and a nice chat with Mark. I said is school right in town? He replied, “No, it’s in the Village”. I laughed. Evidently they call Castletownbere “town” and Eyeries “the village”. Reminded me of Micaleen O’Flynn’s line “We spell it Cohan over here”. The trail headed …

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The Beara Way Day 3; Lauragh to Eyeries-27K

Left Lauragh after a big Irish breakfast. There were 2 Polish women walking the opposite direction at breakfast. First non-Germans I’ve met since Killarney. Headed out about 9 enjoying a walk through the forest before an ascent up into the hills to two stone circles. Kept climbing above the tree line enjoying wonderful views of …

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The Beara Way Day 2; Kenmare to Lauragh May 2016

Left Failte Hostel at 9 and enjoyed beautiful views from the bridge walking out of town. Trail followed the road along the Bay for a while but then turned up into the hills. Then walked up through some farms and then into the higher hills. Enjoyed fantastic views of the Bay and surrounding hills as …

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The Beara Way Day 1 Killarney to Kenmare

The Beara Way is a 200 km. Circular route around The Beara Peninsula in Cork and Kerry. Though I did is as the final part of a 800 km. walk along the European 8 Trail starting in Dublin. While the trail starts and ends in Kenmare, a nice option is to start in Killarney as …

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Which Is The Best Kerry Peninsula Walk; The Dingle Way, The Kerry Way, Or The Beara Way?

Today I start the walk which will answer a question that has been nagging me for years. Which is the best of the Peninsula walks in Kerry; The Dingle Way, The Beara Way, or The Kerry Way. One caveat is that The Beara Way is actually half in County Kerry and half in County Cork. …

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