Activities in the Area

Suggested days out while staying in Bothar Bui;
If you can tear yourself away from relaxing in Bothar Bui and would like to do more than a wander down the wood and a dip in the sea below, here are a few places you might like to visit:

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Hill Walking

As well as the beautiful coastal and inland walks some of the Caha mountain range is more challenging but rewarding, try Hungry hill or for the less adventurous but with stunning views Knockatee, a visit to Helen's bar on Kilmakillogue is highly recommended after a climb up Knockatee.

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Arts and Crafts

There are several art galleries to visit, all of which featuring artwork by local artists. Themes of nature, the handmade and Irish tradition echo throughout the galleries. A wide selection of paintings, sculpture, handmade ceramics, hand-turned wood, handmade jewellery and textiles can be seen all year round. Look out for kids summer-festival art camps held in various villages around Beara throughout the summer months!

Castletownbere: Sarah Walker Gallery located at the west end of Castletownbere pier here.

Adrigole: Agrigole Arts located opposite the football pitch here.

Allihies: 8 Cows Gallery located at the bottom of the village here.

Kenmare: Kenmare Butter Market | Purcell Gallery | Cleo Gallery | Dorota Borowa Studio (on select days check her website) | Mill Cove Gallery | Skyline Gallery |


As a Coastal area, there are many beaches dotted around the area which have a choice of rocky and sandy shores. Beautiful and unspoilled, on a warm day they are perfect for any amount of family activities. 

Scenic Walks and Hiking

There is no shortage of fresh air in Beara so what better way to take it all in than to visit some of the many beautiful walking or hiking trails, ranging from shady woodland walks, to rugged coastline trails, to the peaks of the Caha Mountains.

Horse Riding and Pony Trekking

There are various location around Beara for horse riding and pony trekking.They are all family owned, local enterprises, the closest to Bothar Bui being Tir na Hilan Riding stables, Castletownbere, 027 70108

Boat Trips

Garnish and Castletownbere: Dursey Boat Tours - Bull Rock Tour and Castletownber Harbour Trip. 10.5m and 9.5m Redbay Stormforce rib, up to 12 passengers.

Ballycrovane Pier, Eyereis: Beara Boat Tours, 2hr trips sightseeing and fishing around Coulagh Bay, also available to hire for bespoke trips. facebook/bearaboattrips D'Eloise Dawn, 50ft passanger boat.

Bere Island: Wild Atlantic Galmping on Bere Island offers kayaking as arranged through Bantry Bay Boat hire. |

Kenmare: Seafari cruises invite you to explore the prolific wildlife of Kenmare Bay on Ireland’s premier seal-watching and eco-nature boat trip. In our comfortable and sheltered passenger vessel, we will transport you from the picturesque Kenmare Pier in County Kerry into the magical and tranquil waters of Kenmare Bay.



Water and Land-based Sports

West cork Sailing, Adrigole is great for all water sports and Star Outdoor Adventure Centre Kenmare invites their visitors to take part in a fantastic amount of both water and landbased sports. These include kayaking, canoeing, sailing, pedal boating, water trampoline and slide, waterskiing and wake boarding, wildlife cruise trips, archery, orienteering, team challenges, hillwalking, paintballing, obsticle course, crazy golf and moutain biking.

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Activities in the area