Beara Peninsula Heritage PhotoSite

Castletownbere, Beara, West Cork, Ireland. ©2020
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Sergeant William Ruth R.I.C.402 viewsLate 1800’s early 1900’s. Sgt Ruth lived on the West End, Castletownbere after retiring from the R.I.C.
Nov 22, 2010
Pat Shea's Niece392 viewsTaken outside Castletownbere Barracks. Date unknown
Nov 22, 2010
The First Garda in Allihies Early 1920's1618 viewsNov 22, 2010
Constable Michael Sugrue1549 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
Nov 22, 2010
King Edward VII Commemoration Medal, 1903 (Ireland)4543 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.
Nov 22, 2010
Barracks392 viewsThe successful attack on the Allihies R.I.C. barracks 1920
Nov 22, 2010
Wokhouse and Lightkeepers dwellings1967 viewsNov 22, 2010
The Workhouse. Castletownbere443 viewsNov 22, 2010
Hungry Hill402 viewsNov 22, 2010
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