The picturesque village of Allihies is located on the western tip of the Béara Peninsula and sits between an impressive rocky mountain range and the rugged Atlantic coast.
Allihies a small fishing and farming community. It’s a place of unspoilt beauty offering visitors spectacular walks, beaches, lively pubs and the opportunity to unwind in one of the quaint corners of Ireland.
Allihies provides an idyllic starting and finishing location for the Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare.
5 top things to do in Allihies:
Allihies Copper Mine Museum and Trail
The Museum tells the story of the copper mining in the Allihies region it began in the Bronze Age and ended in the twentieth century. Vistors will find out about the geology, history and geography of this unique place through artefacts, models, multimedia and the small library.
Take the cable car across to the tranquil Dursey Island. It is situated at the western tip of the Beara Peninsula. The island has only a few permanent residents and has no shops, pubs or restaurants. Be enchanted by the natural beauty and wildlife of the island.
Dursey Island Cable Car
This is Ireland’s only cable car linking the mainland with Dursey Island. The journey takes about 10 to 15 minutes to cross over the Dursey Sound and the wild Atlantic Ocean. Opened in 1969 by then Taoiseach Jack Lynch it was originally for the use of the Islanders but due to declining island population, it soon evolved into a visitor attraction.
Dzogchen Beara – Meditation Retreat Centre
Dzogchen Beara is a Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Centre located between Castletownbere and Allihies and sits high on cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with breathtaking views of the sea and sky.They welcome everyone, from all walks of life and offer many different ways to visit, whether it is a visit to their welcome centre, cafe and gift shop, attending a guided meditation, enjoying a walk in the unspoilt and peaceful environment, attending an event or staying in their accommodation
Relax on the white sandy beach with panoramic views of Dursey Island and soak in the crystal clear Atlantic Ocean