Beara Peninsula Heritage PhotoSite

Castletownbere, Beara, West Cork, Ireland. ©2020
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Fr. Brian Harrington with his Sisters17503 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, Castletownbere5763 viewsThe spire of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Castletownbere being removed in the 1930's
Roancarrig, Beara5439 viewsWreck of Spanish Trawler and Roancarrig Lighthouse
A group of Beara Miners in Butte, Montana copper mines. Early 1900’s5432 views
An Sibin Beag5229 viewsThe Sibin Bar at the crossroads of Healy Pass and Castletownbere/ Kenmare Road. Lauragh, Beara, Co. Kerry. This scale replica of an original thatched roofed cottage was a common feature of the Landsdowne Estate in Lauragh, Tuosist and Bonane until the mid 1900’s.
It was designed and built by Christy Ó Sullivan and his son Donal of Droum, Lauragh around 1985.
Eyeries National School 1930's5178 views
Russians in Castletown Berehaven4953 viewsSoviet Fishing Fleet with attendant Factory Ships moored in Berehaven Harbour. This fleet used to arrive annually and stayed in Beara for around 3 months. The total personal aboard these ships and attendant vessels, including their wives and children, exceeded the whole population of Beara.
O'Neills of Gour, Butte, Montana c 19104770 viewsSitting: L to R: Mr. Fitch, Mike O'Neill, Pat Holland, Dan Harrington, Con O'Neill
Standing: L to R: Mrs. Mike O'Neill, Margaret O'Neill Holland, Ann O'Neill Harrington, Julia Fitch. This photo most likely the Hollands wedding.
Roches Royal Hotel. Glengarriff4648 views
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