At Cork County’s western fringes, fingerlike peninsulas extend into the Atlantic. One of the country’s more remote regions, it’s a haven for misfits and artists, hosting colorful communities of poets, hippies, and outdoor enthusiasts.
Explore the region on this private guided tour, traveling through dramatic landscapes and periodically refueling at quirky cafes and cozy pubs.
Your private car winds along a steep road, traversing the bony Caha Mountains in Beara Peninsula. Pass the gaping mouths of abandoned mines which dot the hillsides.
Hike around Dursey Island, a desolate island at the peninsula’s western tip, reached by a 10-minute cable car ride—the only cable car in Europe that crosses open seawater.