Nua Photographers took a trip to West Cork to visit the Beara Peninsula, recently.

Beara is a rugged peninsula shared by both Cork and Kerry and has a rich diverse landscape. Interestingly sunlight catches on it’s Quartz filled mountains like glistening jewels. The snaking road of the Healy Pass crossing the peninsula offers stunning views across to the Kerry Mountains and down to the Glanmore lake. Glorious green pastures of Gleninchiquin Park have to be home to the most beautiful sheep farm in all of Ireland. The Peninsula area hosts stunning waterfalls which gush violently after heavy rainfall while the large number of lakes offer perfect reflections of the striking scenery on calm days. The area proved a magnet for Nua landscape photography with dozens of coves on both sides of the peninsula to be explored.

The areas has an energetic population of artists ,food producers and farmers, and is home to one of the largest fishing ports in the country Castletownbere. The rich melting pot of Nationalities who have settled on the Peninsula are nothing new to Beara . The first Celts settled in the area and have left many treasures including the Uragh Stone circle which has the beautiful Inchiquin waterfall as a backdrop, making a perfect landscape photography capture. Even Dursey Island was a stop over for Viking ships and now is the site for the only cable car in the country.

Nua photography’s drone camera found calm and bright conditions with interesting vistas. Soaring up above the Allihies Copper mine engine houses, which have an unusual Cornish feel is definetly something different! These mines are so deep they tunnel under the Atlantic Ocean down below on the coast. The Drone also gave us a birdseye view of the Inchiquin waterfall.                                                                                                                                                    Have a look at our video coverage of the Beara peninsula from above captured with the drone.

Click here for Drone Footage of Beara Peninsula

Camera’s and tripods were ideal to capture the Wild Atlantic Way along the Beara coastline. Coastal strata which curved into an stone basin, formed by the constant battering of the Atlantic became a perfect foreground for seascape above . West Cork could not be visited without a trip to Gougane barra and the St Finbarr’s Oratory. The calm contemplative atmosphere only exaggerated by a mist hanging above the lake and the choir of voices singing in the oratory. A little bit of heaven

Click here for Images of Beara peninsula and Cork