Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche Visitor Information

Onsite accommodation is fully booked, if you have difficulty finding accommodation locally, we have a limited selection of accommodation reserved. If you’d like to express your interest in staying in one of these places, please fill out this Form and we’ll get back to you.

Dzogchen Beara is located in a rugged area and weather conditions are variable. For your comfort, please bring warm clothes, including a waterproof coat and sturdy footwear. A warm wrap and socks are useful to have for the shrine room. In winter a torch is helpful. Insect repellent and sunscreen are recommended during the summer months.

Dzogchen Beara is situated on the Beara Peninsula in County Cork, on the south-west coast of Ireland. The nearest town is Castletownbere, 7km. The nearest city is Cork, 130km. Our Eircode is P75 C670. For further travel advice see here.

From Castletownbere to Dzogchen Beara

Bus: Route 232 Route 232

Cost: Single Adult ticket costs €3

There is now a new bus route (Route 232) that will drop you at the driveway to Dzogchen Beara. The route will operate 4 daily return services, 7 days a week. You can take this 15 minute bus ride from Castletownbere (Fire Station) and ask the driver to let you off at Dzogchen Beara. After you get off the bus there is a short 10 minutes walk to the Centre.

Vegetarian lunches and light evening meals are provided as part of your event booking fee.

Breakfast is in general not provided unless stated otherwise.

Wi-Fi is available in all our accommodation and in our café for guests.  However, many of our guests have expressed the wish to avail of the peace that Dzogchen Beara offers as a place of reflection and retreat, and so use the opportunity to take a complete break from technology. We ask guests to keep the use of all electronic devices to a minimum and as non-intrusive on other guests as possible.

The coverage for mobile phones can vary depending on which provider you use, but there is coverage for all networks in the carpark.

On site parking will be limited for this event. More information will  be coming soon.

Please note that there are currently no Electric Car Charging Points available at Dzogchen Beara. The nearest charging point is in Castletownbere, approximately 10km away.

Dzogchen Beara is strictly a non-smoking site, you may only smoke/vape in the main car park in the designated smoking area.

The closest petrol stations, shops and supermarkets are in Castletownbere, approximately 10 kms from Dzogchen Beara.