The Beara-Breifne Way stretches from it's starting point in west Cork more than 200 km north to County Cavan and is Ireland’s longest national waymarked trail, created by local communities in a unique collaboration.
It follows the legendary fourteen-day march taken by Dónal Cam O’Sullivan Beare and his one thousand supporters in 1603, and it visits many of the places and communities shaped by their story.
The Way runs almost the length of the country and takes the walker and cyclist to some of its most beautiful and least explored areas in Ireland.
Journey along the coast of the Beara Peninsula, across six mountain ranges, along the banks of the River Shannon and through the lake regions of Roscommon and Leitrim as you travel the Beara Breifne-Way and collect the stamps to fill the Way’s ‘passport’.
The Cork section of the Beara-Breifne Way comprises of three linked ways:
1. The Beara Way starts at Dursey Sound and you can choose to travel the south side of the Beara peninsula via Castletownbere or keep north via Eyeries. Both options lead you to Glengarrif and on to Slí Gaeltacht Mhuscraí.
2. Slí Gaeltacht Mhuscraí brings you from Beara over two mountain ranges into Ballyvourney village and on to Millstreet in north Cork.
3. The North-West Cork Way which begins at Millstreet, passing over the Blackwater River, on through Newmarket before joining the Ballyhoura Way at St. John's Bridge.