Photos by Anne Marie Cronin Photography
Eyeries is a hidden gem in West Cork. Known for its colourful houses, this peaceful village is nestled between the
mountains and the sea. Eyeries sits overlooking Coulagh Bay, looking towards the Atlantic Ocean. It is located halfway along the north coast of the Beara Peninsula. It lies at the base of Maulin, part of the small Slieve Miskish mountain range. It is on the 'Wild Atlantic Way' coastal route.
'The Purple Taxi' starring Fred Astaire and Peter Ustinov was filmed in Eyeries in 1977. It was also the location for the 1998 TV Series 'Falling for a Dancer'.
On the outskirts of the village is the Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat which has hosted hundreds of writers and artists. Milleens Cheese can be found in the village, founded by Veronica Steele, a pioneer of the homegrown Irish artisan cheese industry.
O'Shea's and Causkey's bars are a central part of the village and The Bistro and Eyeries Rocks Cafe both offer delicious food.