Explore the history and archaeology of West Cork’s Beara peninsula as part of the West Cork History Festival 2019
This fascinating field trip led by local writer and walking guide Carina McNally, will focus on the O’Sullivan Beres. We will visit their hidden cemetery known only to locals, explore their last stronghold in Dursey Sound, and the tragic site of Dunboy Castle, where the siege was immortalised in the pages of Pacata Hibernia.
The Puxleys come into this story too, having pirated with the O’Sullivan Beres and then built their famous mansion and went into copper mining. Along the way we will stop at various historical and archaeological sites that will bring the history of this wild and remote peninsula to life for you.
Early Bird: €55.00 per person. Regular Price: €60.00 per person Meet bus in Glengarriﬀ at Quill’s car park.
Max 18 participants. There will be a stop for lunch (not included in price).
Bus departs at 10:00AM sharp and returns at 5PM