Beara Peninsula Heritage PhotoSite

Castletownbere, Beara, West Cork, Ireland. ©2020
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Fr. Brian Harrington with his Sisters17822 viewsFr. Brian, Sr. Patricia, Sr. Kathleen, Sr. Sheila Harrington (all three Sisters of Mercy) Fall River, Mass.
Their Grandmother was Mary Harrington, Kilcatherine, Eyeries.
Their Father was Jeremiah Harrington, Hollyhill, Rossmacowen (emigrated to New Bedford, Massachusetts and married Eileen Cronin)
Sacred Heart, Castletownbere6204 viewsThe spire of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Castletownbere being removed in the 1930's
A group of Beara Miners in Butte, Montana copper mines. Early 1900’s5644 views
Eyeries National School 1930's5438 views
Pierhead Bantry4961 viewsThe Pierhead Bantry with the old Pier to the left.
Roches Royal Hotel. Glengarriff4829 views
King Edward VII Commemoration Medal, 1903 (Ireland)4667 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.
At the Castletownbere creamery in the 1950’s4157 views
Bere Island4031 viewsThe handover of Bere Island by the British to the Irish Free State, (Saorstát Éireann)
26th September 1938.
Although Southern Ireland won Dominion Status on the 6th December 1921, the United Kingdom retained control as sovereign bases, three deep water ports in Ireland. Known collectively as the Treaty Ports, these were respectively, Castletown Berehaven, Lough Swilly and Queenstown (Cobh)
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