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The Valleys of Beara

Escorted Tour the Valleys of Beara with professional photographer John Eagle

Beara Valley Tour

The Caha Mountains form the backbone of the Beara Peninsula in which there are five spectacular valleys, each meandering passing wonderfully spectacular scenery the like not found anywhere else in Ireland. We have teemed up with local photographer John Eagle to take you on tours that go deep into these valleys, to view awesome mountain slopes, shimmering lakes and spectacular waterfalls. John has made more postcards of Beara than anyone and he will take us to many of the views

Kenmare Tourist Office

Our starts at 9.30am outside the Tourist Office in Kenmare. We then whisk you away into the wilds of Kerry, off the beaten track

 

Baureragh

 
This valley runs behind the back of Dromaghty and Gleninchaquin and is awe inspiring with its high mountain peaks and depth into the interior of Beara. It is the first valley on our tour
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The Baureragh Valley
  Dromaghty  
On our way out of Baureragh we make a steep climb and go through a magnificent pass (see picture below) into the Dromaghty Valley, which while being close to Kenmare is at the same time a remote and beautiful place with very little traffic
Dromaghty Dromaghty Dromaghty
View from afar The pass where we enter the valley Looking down from the surrounding hills
  Gleninchaquin  
This is out next valley. We start by driving alongside the Cloonee Lakes, meandering beside a small babbling stream. This area is peaceful and quiet, as the boat picture below right shows. This valley has much to enjoy, a stunning stone circle, lots of water and one of the best waterfalls in Ireland at its head. We will take you alkl the way to the waterfall where we will stop for refreshments before heading on our way again
Uragh Stone Circle Gleninchaquin Gleninchaquin
Uragh Stone Circle Gleninchaquin Waterfall Cloonee Lakes
After Gleninchaquin we will be stopping at the Lake House, which as the name describes overlooks water. A chance for you to stretch your legs and have a tea/coffee, pint of Guinness, whatever takes your fancy
  Glanmore  
Our next valley we see from above, as its so spectacular from up high. We drive the Healy Pass, the most exciting road in the whole of Ireland with views that are simply magnificent. The round twists and turns like a snake, bending back upon itself and mind it don't bite!
Glanmore Glanmore Glanmore Lake
  Mares Tail  
The Mares Tail waterfall is our next stop which we will see from a short distance. It is the highest waterfall in Ireland, and was recently filmed by Neil Jordan in his vampire movie Byzantium
  Glenbeg  

This is the reservoir for much of the Beara Peninsula, well hidden from view by mountains on all sides. The road hugs the lake all the way to the head of the glen. Across to our right you will see the dangerously steep cliff face of Lackwee Mountain, towering over the dark mysterious water.

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  Glenbeg  
We will make a 20 minute stop at Ardgroom Postr Office, where they know how to make great coffee and snacks

The tour cost is €45 pp with a discount of 5% if you book online

If you would rather not book online then please contact me and I will be pleased to help you

To book please click here and you will be transferred to the John Eagle Photography website

  all pictures © John Eagle Photography