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Castletownbere - Heart of the Beara Peninsula - Local News from Beara, West Cork


Castletownbere Development Association would like to thank the Sponsors of the Festival of the Sea & Regatta:

Main Sponsor Murphy's Super Valu

Sponsors of the Festival:
The Copper Kettle
Fast Fish
Michael Harrington Plant Hire
The Skippers Bar
The Forge Nightclub
Goretti Murphy proprietor Mama Mia Pizzeria
Twomey's Ivy Bar
O' Donoghue's Bar
Murphy's Restaurant
Loop De Loop
Donegan's Spar
The Old Bakery Restaurant
Teddy Black Sunrise Insurance
Harrington's Arro
AIB Castletownbere
Breens Lobster Bar
Patrons of the Festival:
O'Shea's Bar
Tadgh Crowley Mechanical Services
Berehaven Pharmacy
Cronin's Hideaway
Shanahan's Atlantic Cabs 

Conor Twomey Electrical
Finishing Touch Hair Salon
Kieran Murphy Property Maintenance.
Hanley's Drapers
Jack Patrick's Restaurant
JP Fruit & Veg
Michael & John Paul Downey
Berehaven Enterprises
Beara Estate Agents
Beara Oil
Berehaven Credit Union

Friends of the Festival:
Issie's Handmade Chocolates
South West Communications
Limar Beara
Classy Image Hair Salon
New 2 U


Castletownbere, a town of about 1500 people and Ireland's leading whitefish port boasts possibly the finest natural harbour in Ireland.

Nestling between the Caha and Slieve Miskish Mountains the town is sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean by Bere Island.

Located at the mouth to Bantry Bay, (the world’s second deepest bay) Castletownbere Harbour provides extensive piers with safe berthing for both commercial and pleasure craft. Being on the Gulf Stream the winters are very mild and rarely do temperatures drop to freezing.

yatch_ctbThe town, ancestral seat of Clan O'Sullivan Bere with Dunboy Castle within walking distance, (site of the last battle in Ireland between Elizabeth I and the Gaelic Chiefdoms) is the perfect base for both visitors and environmentalists alike to explore the unspoilt beauty of the Beara Peninsula's flora & fauna and the many antiquities it has to offer.

Among the wide range of business services you will also find plenty of accommodation facilities like bed & breakfast, hostels and self catering to make any visit to our beautiful Beara a relaxing and comfortable one.

The Beara Way Consists of 9 stages and is 125 miles in total. All sections are well marked and you can join the walk at any stage in the peninsula. The official printed guide is available for sale locally.