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At the Castletownbere creamery in the 1950’s3107 views
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Bantry Train2402 viewsBantry Railway Station 1940's
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Church Gate1482 viewsThe old Church Gates Castletownbere. Now long gone
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Pierhead Bantry1405 viewsThe Pierhead Bantry with the old Pier to the left.
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Bantry Pierhead1052 views‘S.S. Lady Elsie’ arriving from Castletownbere to meet the train
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Separator Lorry765 viewsWhen the Castletownbere Creamery first opened in the late 1930’s, it had three separator lorries on the road. This photo is of a separator collecting milk at Rosmacowen Bridge
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The old Pier at Bantry487 viewsThe Bantry Bay Steamship Company commenced a thrice-weekly service between Bantry and Castletown Berehaven in 1883 with the 'SS Countess of Bantry’.
This vessel was followed by the 'Princess Beara' in 1901. Other vessels operated by Bantry Bay Steamship Co. were the 'SS Lady Elise' and the 'Lady Betty Balfour,' which operated a passenger service between Bantry and Glengarriff. Passenger sailings on the Bantry Bay route ceased in the 1940’s.
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The Macroom to Glengarriff Coach485 viewsDate Unknown
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Unloading Coal473 viewsUnloading Coal at Castletown Berehaven Pier 1939
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