Beara has often been called the treasure of Ireland’s South West coastline with its raw and rugged shoreline and scenery. Baoi Walking Tours combine folklore and local tradition whilst uncovering layers of history hidden within the landscape of this peninsula.
Dursey Island, at the tip of Beara, often found itself central to religious and political turmoil; the Napoleonic Wars, Elizabethan massacres and quarrelling Gaelic chieftains have all left their mark.
Standing stones, holy wells, ancient monasteries, the Signal Tower and the O’Sullivan Bere’s family tomb stand as a testimony to the island’s past. Stories of the Bull Rock Lighthouse and the 1881 Calf Rock rescue are all recalled on this tour.
Dursey Island is one of 15 signature discovery points located along the Wild Atlantic Way. The views from the Dursey include Scariff and Deenish islands, the mountains of Iveragh, Skellig Michael and to the south the Mizen and Sheep’s Head. Dolphins, whales, seals and otters are regular visitors to the waters that surround Dursey.