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600 Archaeological Sites

The Beara Peninsula has a profusion of archaeological sites, over 600 identified so far, ranging from wedge graves, stone circles, ring forts and  ancient church sites to the tallest ogham stone in the world (17 ½ feet / 5.3m) situated at Ballycrovane, Eyeries. West Cork itself is said to  have the greatest concentartion of bronze age sites in Europe.

In fact the earliest recorded evidence of people in the region dates back to 4000BC. Despite the remoteness of Beara, there was quite a developed society in the area with copper mining taking place around 2000BC and signs of trade with England.

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