Things To Do In Eyeries

Beara Way Walking/Cycling Route: One of the main attractions of Cappa House is its proximity to the Beara Way Walking/Cycling Route. The walking route,which covers over 208km in total, is divided into several loop routes of varying lenghts to suit every type of walker and their individual ability and is mostly over hills and through farmlands. The cycling route is 138km in total and passes through all the towns and villages of the Beara Peninsula. More detailed info is available on Beara Tourism website. The walkway is on your doorstep at Cappa House and pick up and drop off can be arranged for walkers on any part of Beara Way walking route for your convenience. Maps of walking/cycling routes are available in the information folder in Cappa House.


Village of Eyeries and surrounding areas.: The village of Eyeries is about 5 mins drive or 20 mins walk away from Cappa House. The pubs in Eyeries are traditional in style with music during the summer weekends where you can enjoy a quiet drink or even dance a set if the humour takes you! The village is famous for its many colourful houses and business premises and has won several awards for for tidiness and presentation. It has one supermarket and also a Post Office with a shop for all your daily needs. Auntie May's Restaurant is a new and very welcome addition to the village for evening dining and there is also a cafe serving a variety of homebaking,soup etc The village of Ardgroom (5miles) and Allihies(9miles) also have several shops,pubs and restaurants while Castletownbere (5miles) is the main shopping town of Beara with a variety of pubs, shops and restaurants to suit every budget.


Things To Do In Beara:

1. Walk the Beara Way (see guides/leaflets)


2. Visit the Historical sites

  •  Stone Circles in Castletownbere and Ardgroom

  •  Ogham Stone in Ballycrovane

  •  Hag of Beara and old graveyard in Kilcatherine

  •  Dunboy Castle Ruins and Unfinished Dunboy Castle Hotel!

  •  Coppermines in Allihies


3. Outdoor Activities

  •  Golf – Berahaven, Glengarrif, Bantry and Kenmare Courses

  •  Swimming in Eyeries, Castletownbere, Travara, Ballydonegan and Garnish Beaches

  •  Fishing- over 20 spots signposted on Beara coastline

  •  Boating/ Angling

  •  Sailing Schools in Adrigole and Kenmare

  •  Horseriding at Lios Lara Riding Stables in Castletownbere


4. Visit Gardens

  • Dereen in Lauragh

  • Garnish Island near Glengarriff

  • Bamboo Park and the Ewe Garden also in Glengarriff

  • Don’t forget to pay a visit to Garra Fado Garden Centre at Inches, Eyeries for all your plant and gardening needs!


5. Visit the Islands

Dursey and Bere Island (Timetables for cable car/ferries available in Cappa House)


6. Visit the Art Galleries

  • Sarah Walker, the Pier Castletownbere

  • Millcove Gallery, Milcove , Castletownbere

  • Adrigole Arts in Adrigole.

  • Coppermines Museum and Café in Allihies

  • Joanna Kempen Art Studio Ballydonegan, Allihies 027 73929/0872171291

7. Visit the Playgrounds (kids necessary!)

 Castletownbere, Travara (2 miles from Cappa House), Allihies, Kenmare, Glengarrif, Bantry and Killarney

 Also indoor play areas in ‘Buddies’ and Kennedys Pet Farm in Killarney


8. Day Trips

Iveragh Peninsula and Ring of Kerry to the north and Sheeps Head Peninsula to   the south including towns of Kenmare, Killarney, Sneem, Glengarrif, Bantry, Durrus, Ballydehob, Schull and beyond!


Enjoy! Let us know of your experiences of the Beara Peninsula and feel free to add to this list during your visit.



See Beara Tourism or Contact Us for more information.