Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, Beara Baoi Tours combine folklore and local tradition whilst uncovering layers of history hidden within the landscape of this peninsula. The Beara area has often been called the treasure of Ireland’s South West coastline with its raw and rugged shoreline and spectacular scenery.
Dursey Island, one of 15 signature Discovery Points located along the Wild Atlantic Way, is connected to the mainland by Ireland's only cable car. The views from Dursey Island include Scariff and Deenish Islands, the mountains of Iveragh, the renowned 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 Island.
Dursey Island 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.