Beara and Sheep’s Head

Travel the Wild Atlantic Way from Kenmare to Durrus

The Ring of Beara is another ring road which has a lot less traffic than the Ring of Kerry. In addition the roads are so narrow that they are not suitable for buses or camper vans.

This section of the Wild Atlantic Way is both spectacular from a scenic point of view and the pace of life – traditional, welcoming and at one with nature. The indented coastline and rocky mountains take your breath away time and time again. A stone's throw out in the Atlantic island lies Dursey Island which is connected to the mainland by Ireland's only cable car. The journey by cable car which only takes about ten minutes is used both by man and beast.

Sheep's Head, which is near Bantry, is another peninsula protruding into the Atlantic. It is a place of heavenly peace, unspoilt beauty and tranquil scenery. At the most westerly point the tip of the peninsula – the actual Sheep's Head – there is a walking trail to a small lighthouse, which is built into the cliffs like an eagle's nest.