Welcome to the Sheen Valley Heritage Area
EXPERIENCE THE AGES…
Situated in the heart of the spectacularly scenic Sheen Valley, unchanged by time, Bonane is an ancient Irish village that is a paradise for visitors offering a multitude of activities including hill walking, cycling, fishing, swimming and sea sports.
With its many magnificent walks and drives and an abundance of archaeological and historical sites, Bonane is a must for any discerning traveller. Separated from County Cork by a unique hand-cut tunnel, a monument to man’s ingenuity, Bonane’s proximity to the warm Gulf Stream results in its sub-tropical climate giving an abundance of rare wild flowers and fauna. Bonane links both the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
The River Sheen with its crystal clear waters, subject of many a ballad, flows through the parish and is a haven for fishermen, swimmers and casual strollers alike. For the less strenuous a visit to one of the local coffee shops to savour the home baking or view the local crafts is equally enjoyable. Those wishing to extend their stay can easily do so by availing of one of the many different types of accommodation on offer locally.