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  • Alan
    7 contributions
    If you call in to look at the ruins of Dunboy Castle & the Puxley Manor (closed), don’t miss the headland walkway starting from Dunboy Castle. A lovely, well maintained costal pathway with great sea views.
    Written 16 September 2021
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  • Brendan M
    Drogheda, Ireland319 contributions
    This place is easy to find and easy to access. There isn't a lot of information about the site but it's an interesting place and enormously photogenic.
    Written 7 September 2022
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  • Kathryn B
    7 contributions
    We went to a Ger Wolfe concert there hosted by the HIgh Tide. They served wine and beer. We took friends and had a lovely evening
    Written 6 June 2019
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  • drbeatz
    Drumcondra, Ireland47 contributions
    Great trail. Some parts of the southern section can be really challenging. I used an app called Hiiker to do it, which was pretty much a 100% necessity as some sections there is little or no signage and it can get a bit confusing. The book is also good.

    I camped a lot of the Way by asking permission of farmers (mostly 😅). I think you need a top-notch tent to do it. I have a Zpacks Duplex tent, and you need that level and quality of waterproofing. I had a groundsheet as well that was a necessity. I used a combination of gators and trail runners, but I was happy enough to get my feet wet in places. I feel like I got pretty lucky with the weather for the most part but equally, I experience the 4-seasons in a day weather the odd time!
    Written 2 September 2020
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  • heatherceline
    3 contributions
    Easy to find and navigate. A bit of a scramble to get to the top of the circle. Tough on a rainy day but great way to feel 1000 years ago.
    Written 22 March 2020
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  • GoDiscover
    Bolton, England46 contributions
    We visited MacCarthy’s bar to listen to a talk by Sean Buckley on Dr Aidan MacCarthy, who was born and lived at MacCarthy’s Bar and his exploits as a RAF Doctor during World War II.

    It was an absolutely fascinating evening and Sean’s knowledge is fantastic! He was also able to show us the samurai sword that was presented to Dr MacCarthy by the Commanding Officer of the Japanese POW camp after the liberation of the prisoners at the end of the war.

    The history of the bar and the life of Dr Aidan MacCarthy were amazing to hear and we would definitely recommend going along to one of these talks for an unforgettable evening (and of course for a good pint!)

    Many thanks Sean!
    Written 9 July 2022
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  • Godot
    Cambridge, MA3 contributions
    Disappointed that they were closed. Could have used some important route information. Got help from local merchants.
    Written 6 October 2019
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  • Patricia F
    Cork, Ireland104 contributions
    From start to finish it was an extraordinary experience - this was a world renowned pianist at home performing magnificently in the wonderful ambience of his sitting room, on a grand piano. He was accompanied by a Welsh tenor and delicious food was served at the interval by his partner, Suzanne.
    Written 12 December 2021
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  • colmtp
    St. Albans, UK41 contributions
    A large group of us went on a cycling weekend on the Beara Way. Vera at Bike 'n Beara provided the bikes. The customer service was fantastic. The bikes were great. All new or relatively new, and fully serviced when we got them. Good value. We did around 120k on average across group over three days and nobody had a technical issue. Geared perfectly for the terrain. Good advice on routes and good places to stop for a break/lunch/cake. We had a great weekend!
    Written 14 August 2018
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