R575 road (Ireland)

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R575 road
R575 at Reentrusk, Co. Cork
Route information
Length19.0 km[1][2] (11.8 mi)
Major junctions
FromR572 Regional Route Shield Ireland.png R572 at Killough East, Co. Cork
ToR571 Regional Route Shield Ireland.png R571 at Inches
Road network

The R575 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 form part of the Beara Way walking trail.[4]

Hillsides by the road near Allihies are marked by ruins of former copper mines. The mines were at peak production in the 19th century but some were operational until 1962.[5]

The R575 travels northeast from the R572 via Allihies and along the Kenmare River inlet.[5] The road ends at the R571 near Eyeries. The R575 is 19.0 km (11.8 mi) long.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Google (19 May 2016). "R572 to R571" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b "S.I. No. 54/2012 – Roads Act 1993 (Classification of Regional Roads) Order 2012". Government of Ireland. 28 Feb 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Wild Atlantic Way: Explore The Route". Fáilte Ireland. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  4. ^ "The Beara Way". Ireland View. Retrieved 1 Jun 2016.
  5. ^ a b Poole, Susan; Gallagher, Lyn (2008). AA Best Drives Ireland. The Automobile Association. pp. 43–44. ISBN 978-0-7495-4430-0.