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King Edward VII Commemoration Medal, 1903 (Ireland)4431 viewsThis Medal was awarded to Sergeant William Ruth R.I.C during a Royal visit to Castletown Berehaven on the 1st August 1903 by King Edward and Queen Alexandra.
On the left, Hibernia can be seen looking over Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire) Harbour with the Royal Yacht Victoria & Albert III in the Background.
Garda Sgt. Michael Walsh, Adrigole478 viewsMichael was the Sgt. there from 1926 - 1945. An outstanding footballer, he played with Adrigole and was on the Beara team that won the county senior championship in the 1930’s. He is pictured with his daughter Joan, Gardai Colman and Joe Kilduff at the Adrigole Barracks
Barracks296 viewsThe successful attack on the Allihies R.I.C. barracks 1920
Constable Michael Sugrue1443 viewsSeated on right in photograph, Michael Sugrue was one of three brothers who joined the Police. They were natives of Everaugh, Co Kerry. Although most of his service was in Beara, this photograph was taken in Carrick-On-Suir where he also served. On Disbandment of the R.I.C. in 1922 he returned to Castletownbere where he farmed until his death in the early 1970’s
The First Garda in Allihies Early 1920's1224 views
James Breen279 viewsPicture taken on his Wedding Day in 1896. He married Annie McCarthy, daughter of Felix and Annie McCarthy. He was a native of Sneem. His son Jack owned the Millbrook Hotel while another son Jim was a dentist
Pat Shea's Niece280 viewsTaken outside Castletownbere Barracks. Date unknown
Sergeant William Ruth R.I.C.302 viewsLate 1800’s early 1900’s. Sgt Ruth lived on the West End, Castletownbere after retiring from the R.I.C.
Terrence McCabe300 viewsSgt. Terrence McCabe
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