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How hiking on the Beara Peninsula helped our family heal after lockdown

Conor Power and his sons left phones behind for a healing adventure after lockdown — an epic four-day hike along the Beara Peninsula

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Allihies Copper Mine Trail, Beara Way, Beara, Co Cork

Allihies Copper Mine Trail, Beara Way, Beara, Co Cork

O'Neill's Bar and Restaurant, Allihies, Beara, Co Cork

O'Neill's Bar and Restaurant, Allihies, Beara, Co Cork

Conor Power on the Beara Bridle Way

Conor Power on the Beara Bridle Way

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Mark feeding a sheep

Mark feeding a sheep

Beara Peninsula

Beara Peninsula

Allihies Walk

Allihies Walk

Allihies Copper Mine Trail, Beara Way, Beara, Co Cork

Allihies Copper Mine Trail, Beara Way, Beara, Co Cork

Allihies, Slieve Miskish Mountains, Beara, Co Cork

Allihies, Slieve Miskish Mountains, Beara, Co Cork

Beara Way

Beara Way

Castletownbere, Co Cork

Castletownbere, Co Cork

Island View House

Island View House

Hungry Hill Lodge and Campsite

Hungry Hill Lodge and Campsite

Seaview Guest House

Seaview Guest House

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Allihies Copper Mine Trail, Beara Way, Beara, Co Cork

I’m a recent convert to walking.

When I was young, I avoided it like the plague, much preferring to cycle or drive. Now, I can’t get enough of it; of its unique primaeval healing of the body and mind.


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