This half day tour with a coastline view to Ballinakilla Lighthouse includes an O’Sullivan Bere castle ruin. Located at the entrance to Berehaven Bay we learn about clan leader Donal Cam and the famous Siege of Dunboy in 1602 when 143 men defended the castle for 11 days against the might of an Elizabethan army. Nearby and forlorn stands a 19th century gothic mansion, home to generations of the Puxley family of Allihies Copper Mines fame. It’s a story of wealth, power and exploitation.
The tour includes a visit to the historic Ivy clad Glebe cemetery, with its own story to tell.