Ring of Beara

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Ring of Beara
Ring of Beara

If the Ring of Kerry is the beaten path of many visitors to Ireland, the Ring of Beara is the road less traveled, but no less majestic. Wrapping around the Beara Peninsula through County Cork and a bit of County Kerry, the scenic route is filled with wild sea views, rugged mountain passes and lively traditional pubs. Picturesque Kenmare is the gateway for many visitors to the southwest, and Glengarriff calls itself the "natural meeting place" thanks to its ancient oak woodland and the garden island of Garinish just offshore. Both towns are also on the Beara Way walking trail. The village of Eyeries is known for its colorful houses that have earned it several "Tidy Towns" awards, as well as Milleens, an artisanal farmhouse cheese made by a family dairy for the past 40 years.

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Beara Peninsula, Ireland