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2 day figure of 8 Beara Peninsula tour

My husband and I spent a whole day with John as our guide while vacationing in Ireland.  He treated us to the most beautiful views and shared his knowledge of the Beara Penninsula area.   We are already planning a return trip and we will definitely be booking time with John. Janet Martin Fl. USA

Happens in  September as part of Taste of West Cork

Figure of 8 Beara Tour

This special figure of 8 Beara tour takes you to the islands of Dursey and Bere Island, to the villages of Allihies, Eyeries, Ardgroom, Adrigole and the fishing port of Castletownbere.  On the way we visit Milleens Cheese, the most gorgeous locally made cheese.

Dursey cable car  Milleens Cheese
Ride Ireland's only cable car Visit Milleens Cheese, sample the best
Lawrence Cove bere Island  The Healy Pass 
Lawrence Cove Bere Island  Healy Pass twisting through numerous loops 
Eyeries  Lauragh 
Eyeries village  Kilmackillogue harbour and Knockatee mountain 
Tommy Hartnett  Allihies mines 
Your driver Tommy Hartnett  Allihies copper mines 

 Taste of West Cork Beara trip September 2018

Price €149 includes B&B, all transport including ferries and cable car

You go by 18 seater mini bus along the spectacular winding roads that make this peninsula so exciting, including the dramatic snaking serpent of the Healy Pass rising high above Glanmore Lake crossing the Caha Mountains. You will also travel in Ireland's only cable car across the sound to Dursey Island where a mini bus will take you on a tour of the island. Two ferry boat rides take you to and from Bere Island where we take a tour on this beautiful island with a strong military past. Martello towers, naval battery, firing range and Irish Army camp. We cross Berehaven Sound where warships used to anchor. There are also two lighthouses to see, copper mines, stone circles, lakes, fishing boats and magnificent mountains in the Caha and Miskish ranges

The price is only €149 and includes all means of transportation, bus driven by Tommy Hartnett, cable car ride, ferry trips, commentary by John Eagle and 1 night's accommodation in a fabulous Castletownbere B&B.  We will pick you up at Casey's Hotel in Glengarriff and deliver you back there after the tour has finished.

As there are only 18 places available Discover Beara strongly suggest you reserve your place as soon as possible

Ring Tommy Hartnett on 087 2060809

You can also book your place by buying online


'Thread the Eye of the Needle'

Bull Rock tunnel

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Bull Rock high speed 3 hour boat trip leaving Travara near Eyeries to see the animal rocks, Calf, Cow and Bull off Dursey Island. Also pass through Dursey sound under the cable car. As one satisfied customer put it, 'more fun than Disney World' Thousands of sea birds, gannets, puffins, kittywakes, and we often see seals and dolphins

The Bull Rock  

See the lighthouses of Beara, like Bull Rock above  on an 8 day Southern Irish Lighthouse Tour of the best of the lighthouses along the south coast of Ireland, starting with Inisheer in the Aran Islands and working east along the Wild Atlantic Way to the mighty Hook Head. Go with John Eagle, who wrote the Collins Press book 'Ireland's Lighthouses A Photo Essay' printed 2010 reprinted 2013. Also go North up the Wild Atlantic Way on the Northern Irish LighthouseTour at the end of August each year.
Places are limited. Check out Irish Lighthouse Tours for the adventure of a lifetime

 contact John Eagle if you wish to go

Threading the eye of any needle isn't easy, and going through the Bull is the same. It cannot happen everyday of the year due to the weather conditions. The Bull is off the south west coast of Beara, out there in the Atlantic. We don't take chances, we go when it's safe to do so, and when we go it is great fun. We shoot through the tunnel, and believe you will love it

€75 pp minimum 5 people

Standby: If you would like to give us your mobile number we can text you when a spare seat comes up

Text to 087 9693745

'Thread the Eye of the Needle' for more information

See the lighthouses of Beara and the rest of Ireland on special 8 day tours

Tommy the bus driver of Beara

Take a tour of the Beara Peninsula coastline with Tommy Hartnett who is always cheerful and has a fine fleet of buses

Tommy Hartnett Stone circle
Our Beara bus tour with John Eagle as your guide takes you all round the peninsula You will get to see such interesting things as stone circles, ancient forts, castles, fishing boats
Ballydonegan Garnish
Ballydonegan Beach, take a dip, top up on the sun tan Visit Garnish. Don't forget to wave!
Fresh mussels Coulagh Bay
A bowl of fresh mussels goes down well Coulagh Bay bathed by the waters of Atlantic
Rush Hour Lauragh
Occasionally we can get stuck in the rush hour here in Beara Photographers will enjoy Beara, this is Knockatee
Hungry Hill Glanmore Lake
spectacular mountains like Hungry Hill above. We will snake our way up and over mountain passes with great views Glanmore Lake from the amazing Healy Pass which snakes over the impressive Caha Mountains
We will stop for snacks along the way and give you a great day out. Check out our Beara Food page, ranked Number 1 on Google

So if you a planning a visit to the South West please get in contact so we can meet up and have a great day out.

Just €24 pp. Group rates are available

Book now as the tour sells out very quickly

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Also available with Tommy Hartnett are the Irish Lighthouse Tours of Ireland with author & photographer John Eagle

Mini add on tours to procede or follow after your planned holiday

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