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
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.