We are frequent visitors to Ireland and have visited every accessible piece of coastline and the part we come back to time and again is the Ring of Beara. Our favourite piece is from Ardgroom (where there is a very special prehistoric circle to see, but which takes a lot of finding) to Allihies. The first part from Ardgroom is single track road and very hilly but the scenery there is outstanding. On maps it is shown as a minor road but well signposted with brown signs. You will not find better views anywhere. At one point the road goes sharply through a farm! At Allihies there is a museum, bars and cafe.
There is a Beara website which tells you all the prehistoric and cultural things to see ( the old hag of Beara can easily be missed as you drive by) so it's worth looking at that and making notes before you go. I would say that this part of the route along the top is only suitable for experienced drivers. The southern portion is more along ordinary roads.
As a bonus if you don't want to do the whole Ring then I recommend the Healy Pass which cuts across the peninsular north of Adrigole. On a clear day this wonderful road has stunning views and is fun to drive.
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