R572 road (Ireland)

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R572 road

R572 at Cahermore, Co. Cork
Route information
Length: 55.4 km[1][2] (34.4 mi)
Major junctions
From: N71 at Glengarriff, Co. Cork
To: Dursey Sound
Road network

The R572 road is a regional road in Ireland. It is a road on the Beara Peninsula in County Cork.[1][2] The road forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way.[3] Parts of the road are on the Beara Way walking trail.[4]

The R572 travels west from the N71 to Adrigole along Bantry Bay.[1] The Caha Mountains, and in particular Sugarloaf Mountain, are on the landward side of the road. West of Adrigole, Hungry Hill rises to 686 m (2,251 ft), the Caha Mountains' highest peak, and features a 214 m (702 ft) water cascade. The road continues to Castletown Bearhaven, a fishing port and former British naval base. The road ends at Crow Head on Dursey Sound, where Ireland's only cable car connects the mainland to Dursey Island.[5] The R572 is 55.4 km (34.4 mi) long.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 Google (8 Jun 2016). "R572 to R572" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 8 Jun 2016.
  2. 1 2 "S.I. No. 54/2012 – Roads Act 1993 (Classification of Regional Roads) Order 2012". Government of Ireland. 28 Feb 2012. Retrieved 8 Jun 2016.
  3. "Wild Atlantic Way: Explore The Route". Fáilte Ireland. Retrieved 8 Jun 2016.
  4. "The Beara Way". Ireland View. Retrieved 8 Jun 2016.
  5. Poole, Susan; Gallagher, Lyn (2008). AA Best Drives Ireland. The Automobile Association. p. 43. ISBN 978-0-7495-4430-0.

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