A trip to ‘the Beara’ (or the Beara Peninsula) is one of my favorites. It’s one of the most dramatic areas in Ireland and even in the summer it’s relatively quiet. Certainly it’s not crowded like that of the Ring of Kerry which – although fabulous – seems to attract large diesel buses like flies to Kerrygold butter.
If one plans it out with us here at Glenlohane, we can tell you the best places to go. I’ve now spent quite some time there mostly on the motorcycle ‘putzing about’ but I’ve also done some hiking and poking around in various restaurants and local art shops. Plus the varying rides or drives to and from Glenlohane are almost as fun!
Weather can always be a factor but even when I’m riding in the harsh winter storms, there is beauty in its severity. The people are really friendly and they appreciate your interest, as do we. Plus, it rains in Irish pubs. So I’ve been told….
I was just out there last week and found some incredible back roads and some stunning towns and mountains that would make any painter or photographer weep with desire. And as with all of Ireland, she is meant to be sipped – like a fine Guinness. Otherwise one loses the flair of her people and her moment in time. Wait. To. Exhale.