Visitor Event Information

Updated 14.07.2022

Our accommodation can fill up fast, especially on events, so here is a selection of alternative local accommodation.

Dzogchen Beara does not accept any responsibility regarding this alternative local accommodation listing.

Name/ Type Address Contact
Allihies Camping Campsite
Ballydonegan beach, Allihies
15 minute drive
Allihies Coppermines Lodge Self-catering
Allihies, Beara, Co. Cork
15 minute drive
Allihies Holiday Cottages (available from September) Self-Catering
15 minute drive
Allihies Sea View B&B
Allihies Village, Beara, Co. Cork
15 minute drive
Alvina Cassidy B&B
Castletownbere, Beara, Co. Cork
15 minute drive

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Beach View B&B
Ballydonegan, Allihies, , Beara, Co. Cork
15 minute drive
Beara Holiday Homes Self-Catering
Cahirmilabo, Allihies
15 minute drive
Bellatrix Bed & Breakfast for Women B&B
Dunboy, Castletownbere, , Beara, Co. Cork
10 minute drive
Berehaven Camper & Amenity Park Castletownbere
20 minute drive
Cottage Heights B&B
20 minute drive
Dun Ard House S/C Self Catering
Clounaglaskin, Beara, Co. Cork
15 minute drive
Stephen: 0863400029/Mireia: 0834232261
Fuhir Farmhouse Self-catering
Dunboy, Castletownbere
20 minute drive
The Boatmaker‘s Cabin Cahermore, Allihies, Co. Cork, P75 P654
5 minute drive
Knockanroe House B&B
West End, Castletownbere
20 minute drive
Lily’s B&B Brackloon, Cahermore
5 minute drive
Lynch’s on the Pier B&B
The Square, Castletownbere
20 minute drive
Mountain Cabin Self-Catering
Coppermines, Allihies
15 minute drive
Sophie: +35833819484
The Old Medical Hall B&B
20 minute drive
Rodeen Country House B&B
Castletownbere, Beara, Co. Cork
20 minute drive
Philippe: +353851513031 Sophie: +353830618416
Sea Haven Lodge B&B
15 minute drive
Sea Breeze B&B
20 minute drive
+3532770508/ +353872619080
Summer Hill B&B
15 minute drive
Tower View B&B
10 minute drive
+3532773223/ +353864040346
Wild Wild West Rose Cottage Self Catering
10 minute drive
Contact: 0874161023/ 0864527175 (Chris)

Hostel Accommodation

Shared self-catering kitchen and living room space. Shared bathroom and shower facilities.  All bed linen is supplied, guests are requested to bring their own towels. If staying in the dormitory we would advise to please bring ear plugs. Check-in Time:   4pm to 8pm     Checkout Time: 11am

The Hostel is well sign-posted, a small team of volunteers reside in the hostel and there will be someone there to welcome you on arrival.

*Please note there are cats in our hostel.  If you have an allergy please contact our Administration Office to determine whether this accommodation would be suitable for you: +3532773032

Cottage Accommodation

Each cottage has a shared self catering kitchen and shared bathroom facilities.  Bed linen and towels are provided for guests. There are wood burning stoves in each cottage and a starter fire pack is provided.

A member of our Accommodation team will be in contact either at event registration or in advance of your arrival to arrange your check-in. Check-in Time:   4pm to 8pm. Checkout Time: 11am

Spiritual Care Centre Accommodation

All rooms are ensuite and each room has tea making facilities. Bed linen and towels are provided for guests. There is also a large shared self-catering kitchen and living space area.  Breakfast is included as part of the accommodation fee.

A member of our Accommodation team will be in contact either at event registration or in advance of your arrival to arrange your check in. Check-in between 2pm and 4pm. Check out 11am.

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.

If you experience covid symptoms in advance of your arrival at Dzogchen Beara, we request that you not travel. Please contact our office team for assistance with your booking.

You can read the latest government guidelines here.

All hostel and cottage guests and visitors are requested to park in our main car park.

Spiritual Care Centre guests only may avail of the Spiritual Care Centre car park as space is limited.

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.