The western end of the Beara Peninsula and the southern section of the Iveragh Peninsula feature on Sheet 84. A significant portion of the Beara Way is marked on the map and a sizeable section of the Kerry Way is also included. The corresponding cycling routes for the Beara Way and the Ring of Kerry are also identified on Sheet 84. The main mountain ranges are the Slieve Miskish and Caha Mountain ranges on the Beara Peninsula and the Dunkerrons on the Iveragh Peninsula. Both Dursey and Bear Islands are popular off-shore trips for walkers visiting the Beara Peninsula.
There are three main mountain ranges on Sheet 84. The Caha Mountains are the most prominent on the eastern side of the Beara Peninsula with the imposing rocky mound of Hungry Hill being the most prominent at a height of 682m. The Slieve Miskish Mountains are further to the west on the Beara Peninsula with the rocky mass of Maulin and Lackawee forming a spectacular backdrop to Eyeries village. The Dunkerron Mountains are on the southern end of the Iveragh Peninsula with the broad summit of Coomcallee forming the upland hub at the centre.
At over 220km, the Beara Way is one of the longer walking trails in Ireland and is found on Sheets 84 & 85. The majority of the trail is feeatured on this map. It picks up the trail a few kilometres before Adrigole continues to Castletownbearhaven, then around Bear Island before passing through Allihies and out to Dursey Island. The return leg along north of the peninsula goes through Eyries, Ardgroom, Lauragh and Tuosist. In total, Sheet 84 includes around 6-7 days of walking on the Beara Way.
In the recent past, the Kerry Way had been the longest walking trail in Ireland at over 210km. The walking trail starts and finishes in Killarney and completes a circuit of the Iveragh Peninsula. This is roughly the equivalent to an off-road version of the famous Ring of Kerry driving route. Sheet 84 picks up the Kerry Way before it reaches Waterville and follows it through Caherdaniel, Sneem, Blackwater Bridge and on as far as Templenoe. The remainder of the stage to reach Kenmare can be found on Sheet 78.
With just a handful of permanent year-long residents, Dursey Island is one of the big hot-spots for walking on the Beara Peninsula. Measuring approximately 6.5km long by 1.5km wide and with the highest point at 252m, the island is the pefect size for exploring in a day. Ireland's only cable car provides an extra novelty factor as it crossses Dursey Sound to reach the island. All of the island is featured in an inset on Sheet 84.
There are two ferries serving Bear Island, one leaves from Castletownbearhaven and the other leaves from a few kilometers to the east at the Pontoon. The island is 10km long by 3km wide and can be explored in 1-2 days.There are over 200 people living on the island and there are options for overnight stays. The complete island is covered on Sheet 84.
Similar to the Kerry Way, the Ring of Kerry Cycle Route provides an alternative to the famous drive. The cycle is over 215km long, with around two-thirds of this is off the main road. The Sheet 84 section starts from Templenoe and turns off the N71 at Blackwater Bridge. The route crosses over to Sheet 78 for nearly 10km before re-entering Sheet 84 on its approach to Sneem. From here it continues on through Castle Cove, Caherdaniel and Waterville before finishing just short of Ballinskelligs.
The Beara Way Cycle Route is 138km long and approximately three-quarters of this features on Sheet 85. The map follows the trail from Adrigole to Castletownbearhaven, onto Bear Island and then on through Dursey Sound, Allihies, Urhin, Eyeries, Ardgroom, Lauragh, Tuosist and on towards Kenmare.
Unless the map is laminated, it is always recommended to carry the map in a plastic case to maximise its longevity.
(An Bheann Mhór)
(Beann na Stiocairí)
Knockowen | Cnoc Eoghain
Maulin | Málaínn
Droppa | Stuice an Iolair
Eskatarriff East Top
Knockreagh | An Cnoc Riabhach
(Esknaloughoge North Top)
Glanbeg | An Gleann Beag
Knocknagree East Top
Knocknagree South East Top
(Staigue North East Top)
(An Bheann Mhór)
Reenearagh | An Rinn Iarthach
Adrigole | Eadargóil
Allihies | Na hAilichí
Ardgroom | Dhá Dhrom
Blackwater Bridge | Droichead na Dóinne
Caherdaniel | Cathair Dónall
Castle Cove | An Siopa Dubh
Castletownbearhaven | Baile Chaisleáin Bhéarra
Cloonee | Cluain Í
Eyeries | Na hAoraí
Garinish | Garinis
Lauragh | Láithreach
Rerrin | Raerainn
Rossmackowen | Ros Mhic Eoghain
Sneem | An tSnaidhm
Tahilla | Tathuile
Tuosist | Tuath Ó Siosta
Urhin | Iorthan
Waterville | An Coireán
Waterville - Ardkearagh - Farraniaragh - Bunavalla - Caherdaniel - Coad - Liss - Ardmore - Esknaloughoge - Derry West - Sneem - Parknasilla - Tahilla - Blackwater Bridge - Templenoe
Adrigole - Gortnarea - Coomnagapple Glen - Rossmackowen Commons - Gortagenerick - Castletownbearhaven - Bear Island - Rerrin - Fanahy - Teernahillane - Knockgour - Kealoge - Allihies - Ballydonegan - Foher - Garinish - Firkeel - Dursey Island - Allihies - Eyeries - Ballycrovane - Ardgroom - Keecragh Mountain - Cashelkeelty - Lauragh - Drombohilly - Knockagarrane - Uragh - Lough Inchiquin
Templenoe - Blackwater Bridge ... Sneem - Castle Cove - Caherdaniel - Waterville
Adrigole - Rossmackowen - Castletownbearhaven - Bere Island - Rerrin - Castletownbearhaven - Dursey Sound - Bealbarnish Gap - Allihies - Urhin - Eyeries - Ardgroom - Lauragh - Bunaw - Tuosist - Cloonee
Cloonee River | Abhainn Chluain Í
Croanshagh River | An Chróinseach
Currane River | Abhainn Choireáin
Emlaghmore River | Abhainn an Imligh Mhór
Kealincha River | Abhainn na gCaolinse
Owenshagh River | An Óinseach
River Blackwater | An Dóinn
River Inny | Abhainn an hUine
Sneem River | Abhainn na Snadhma
Glanmore Lake | Loch an Ghleanna Mhóir
Glenbeg Lough | Loch an Ghleanna Bhig
Lough Currane | Loch Luíoch
Lough Inchiquin | Loch Inse Choinn
Bear Island | An tOileán Mór
Dursey Island | Oileán Baoi
Scariff Island | An Scairbh
Two Headed Island
Black Ball Head
Hog's Head | Ceann Muice
Kilmakilloge Harbour | Cuan Chill Mocheallóg
|Counties:||Covering part of: Cork and Kerry|
|Area Covered:||30km x 40km|
|Folded Size:||19cm x 11cm|