IRL 6 Ring of Beara and Dursey Island
Black Valley Kenmare to Killarney
On day 6 we drove the Ring of Beare, south of Killarny. The route is less known and quieter than the Ring of Kerry. The roads are slightly narrower, but nature and vistas are just as spectacular.

From the hotel we drive to Gap or Dunloe (RP3), this is a very narrow mountain road through the beautiful green Irish landscape with rocks and small streams and lakes.

The Ring of Beare is a beautiful route with many curves, hills, beautiful views and many historic sights. There are also a lot of points to stop. So prepare well and make a list of the points you want to visit and adjust the route with additional waypoints.

At RP20 you can choose to turn right to visit the island of Dursey. The crossing is with a cable job. We did not do this because of the time and followed the route (RP26).

In Castletownbere you can stop for a lunch at the Old Backery (RP29) and then take the ferry to the island of Bere at RP31. Between RP30 and 31 the TT and Garmin route are not identical, so follow the signs to the ferry.
A short winding road with beautiful views runs over the small island.
At RP34 we take back the ferry. If you want to save time you can follow the R572 from Castletownbere, at RP36 you are back on the route.

The route follows the coastline and on the way there are several points to stop to take pictures.

From RP41 you follow Kenmare Road (N71) through the Glenngariff Woods Nature Reserve, a beautiful narrow winding route through the woods, watch out for oncoming traffic.

In Kenmare (RP46) there are several pubs and restaurants to take a break.
At RP51 we take Molls Gap back to our hotel in Killarney.
Molls Gap is part of the Ring of Kerry, this is a beautiful winding route back to Killarney. At Ladies View (RP53) definitely stop to take pictures. This is one of the most beautiful panoramas of Ireland.
Ring of Beare
Ring of Beare
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Munster (Irish: an Mhumhain [ə ˈvˠuːnʲ] or Cúige Mumhan [ˌkuːɟə ˈmˠuːn̪ˠ]) is one of the provinces of Ireland, in the south of Ireland. In early Ireland, the Kingdom of Munster was one of the kingdoms of Gaelic Ireland ruled by a "king of over-kings" (Irish: rí ruirech). Following the Norman invasion of Ireland, the ancient kingdoms were shired into counties for administrative and judicial purposes. In later centuries, local government legislation has seen further sub-division of the historic counties. Munster has no official function for local government purposes. For the purposes of the ISO, the province is listed as one of the provincial sub-divisions of the State (ISO 3166-2:IE) and coded as "IE-M". Geographically, Munster covers a total area of 24,675 km2 (9,527 sq mi) and has a population of 1,280,020, with the most populated city being Cork. Other significant urban centres in the province include Limerick and Waterford.
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About this route collection
Ireland is a beautiful country to drive. This collection contains 10 connecting routes that take you past the most beautiful, cities, villages, sights and wonders of nature.

All routes include reviews, route points for hotels, restaurants and POI.
The Irish population is very friendly and hospitable, in every village there are several pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy Irish cuisine.

There are several (historical) sights included in the routes, here is a summary overview per route, in the reviews of the routes you will find more details.

IRL1; Belvedere House & Garden Parks, Charleville Castle and the Ruins of Clonmacnoise
IRL2; Sky Road, Connemara Natural Park and Kylemoore Abbey.
IRL3; The Burren, the peninsulas Lettermore, Tiermee and Teach Mor, Blackhead and the Cliffs of Moher.
IRL4; Bunratty Castle, Folk Park and King Johns Castle.
IRL5; Ring of Kerry and Skellig Ring, this is without a doubt the most beautiful part of the Ring of Kerry. With a beautiful view of Little Skellig and Skellig Michael, the islands where the latest Star Wars film was shot.
IRL6; Ring of Beare, Glenngariff Woods Nature Reserve and one of the most beautiful panoramas in Ireland: "Ladies View".
IRL7; Killarney National Park with Molls Gap, Ladies View, the Healy Pass and Priest's Leap (very narrow winding route with partly very bad road surface) and Mizen Head.
IRL8; Blarney Castle, Cahir Castle, Killkenny Castle and Saint Canice's Cathedral.
IRL9; Dunmore Caves, SS Dunbrody Irish Emigrants ship, the ruins of Dunbrody Abbey and Garden and Kilkenny Castle.
IRL10; the ruins of the Black Castle, The Altamont Gardens, Powerscourt Gardens and Waterfall and St. Patricks Cathedral.

The routes are mainly country roads, often with beautiful curves, but sometimes very narrow or of poor quality. Driving experience is required, partly because of driving on the left side of the road.

You drive through nature parks and pass such as the Healy Pass, Conner Pass, Priest's Leap and Molls Gap. Two beautiful routes are the famous Ring of Kerry (IRL5) and Ring of Beare (IRL6). These are long journeys with many beautiful things along the way, so staying overnight while on the road is highly recommended. It can also be very busy on these routes in the weekends.

The other two routes in this collection is The Wild Atlantic Way from North-South and from South to North. This route is a sensational journey past towering cliffs and lively villages and towns, past hidden beaches and beautiful bays. This route follows the West Coast and you do multiple places from the other routes. The review of the route contains more details and for even more information I refer to https://www.wildatlanticway.com/home

All routes in this collection are all beautiful and challenging and can be driven by car or motorcycle.
Have fun with these routes.