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Destination Beara

Bonane

 

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With so many sites of archaeological and historical interest Bonane is a wonderful place to visit and explore.  Beautiful mountain ways and hikes also await walkers of all abilities and there's even one of Ireland's finest chocolate makers offering something to treat yourself to when you return. 

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Bonane Visitor and Tourist Information - Food, accommodation, things to do and more in Bonane on the Ring of Beara

About Bonane

Situated on the main N71 road between Kenmare and Glengarriff, Bonane derives its name from Fionn Mac Cumhaill, the mythological leader of the Fianna, who maintained a Both or hunting lodge here - hence the old Gaelic name Both-Fhionáin or Fionn's house. The Fianna was made up of landless young men and women, often young aristocrats, who had not yet come into their inheritance of land. During the winter the Fianna were quartered and fed by the nobility, during which time they would keep order on their behalf, but during the summer, they were obliged to live by hunting for food and for pelts to sell.

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The Sheen Valley Heritage Area

The Sheen Valley is located on the Beara Peninsula in the south west of Ireland. It is 80 square kilometres of breath-taking beauty and fascinating history. The valley stretches from the picturesque town of Kenmare in Co. Kerry to the Caha pass which leads through the Kerry tunnels to Glengarriff in Co. Cork. The valley has one of the greatest concentrations of historical and prehistoric monuments in Western Europe. A network of scenic walks and cycling routes throughout the valley take in many of these unique sites. Within the Sheen Valley Heritage Area there are many exciting places to visit.

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