Derrynane, Beara Peninsula Coast, the Islands and Bull Rock
The Beara Peninsula coast is one steeped in history and legend. From pseudo history comes stories of a magic cow and Tigh Doinn (the house of Donn) the name given to the Bull Rock signifying death or the gateway to the underworld. Cooper mining at Allihies put the region on the map and at one time it was the top producer of copper ore in all of Ireland. On this voyage you will also hear stories about the ‘Hag of Beara’ and press gangs out to capture local fishermen for the naval services. Wonderful opportunities abound here to see wildlife including views of the Gannet colony and a trip under the arch of the Bull Rock (weather and sea conditions permitting). You will also hear stories of lighthouse building, destruction and loss of life on Calf Island and the subsequent building of the lighthouse at Bull Rock. Good views of the Dursey Island Cable Car linking the mainland to the island are also afforded on this voyage.