The South West of Ireland is a popular destination for tourists traveling to Ireland due to its breathtaking natural beauty. Not to be missed are some of Ireland’s oldest and richest histories.
The Beara Peninsula runs along the south-west coast of Ireland between Kenmare Bay in County Kerry and Bantry Bay in County Cork.
It is a place of not only natural beauty but also a deep national history, with evidence of human settlement dating back to 3,000 BC, and structures such as wedge-shaped tombs, stone circles and standing stones dating back to the Bronze Age. It is often seen as.
The peninsula is named after the ancient Irish princess Beara, wife of Chief Eoin Mor (Eoin the Great). Since then, the sea has remained the greatest source of life and labor for the inhabitants of the peninsula.
The population in pre-famine times was almost seven times what it is today. It is hard to imagine that in the 1830s he was home to nearly 40,000 people on this land. Many of the residents fled the peninsula and found new lives in Massachusetts and New York. Some flocked to Butte, Montana, where many Irish people followed the gold rush.
Recently, the state has started marketing beara to attract tourists who come to experience its simple beauty. Beara Way and Beara Loop have been established as walking and cycling trails to allow people to enjoy the full peninsula experience.
Darcy Island is located at the end of a peninsula and is home to Ireland’s only cable car, which transports people to and from the island. Just off Darcy Island is the magnificent Bull Rock, which people refer to as the “Gateway to the Underworld.”
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There are many amenities and attractions in the area, and with the right marketing, the Beara Peninsula could become as popular as the Ring of Kerry and other tourist-heavy areas. Despite the steady increase in the number of tourists, life on the peninsula remains beautifully simple for locals.
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