The Battle of Dunboy took place here in 1602 with "O'Sullivan
Beare" and clan fighting the English and it's castle ruins are
still to be seen "Puxley's House" is on same grounds - was owned by an
English copper mining family.
One cannot go to Castletowbere without a visit to "MacCarthy's Bar",
genuine original with grocery-store (mainly for local fishermen) in one half and
fully licensed bar in the other, great for a game of darts
and weekly bridge games.
Canoeing is taught in Castletowbere in Droum South. Hiking, Biking and hill walks are popular and well
"Hungry Hill" - the Highest of the "Caha mountains" in
Beara and has a 60 meter high waterfall flowing down its seaward
The Buddhist Center with weekly meditations are only a few
miles west of CTB - people come from all over Europe, USA to
Driving from Cork to Castletownbere will take you a 2hour
30 minute drive, but well worth the drive or if you are coming
from Kerry, from Kenmare it is just less than a 1 hour 30
minute drive with great scenery which you will have to stop
the car to admire.