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Bere Island4010 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)
Fife and Drum Band1963 viewsJohn Michael O’Neill conducting the last Fife and Drum Band on the Church Steps of Sacred Heart Church, Castletownbere
Faces in the Crowd1356 viewsBerehaven Regatta 1959
Drawing in the Hay1259 viewsMichael Joe and Geraldine O'Driscoll drawing hay at Killaugh, Allihies
Winning Gig Crew outside Twomey's Bar990 viewsRegatta 1960’s. Left to right: Nicholas McCarthy, Jimmy Murphy, Jack (Cudeen) Murphy, Dick (Doc) Murphy, Michael O’Neill, Dan O’Sullivan, Timmy O’Sullivan John O’Brien, Frankie Holland, Brian O’Sheil and Kieran (Tich) Murphy.
Reaping Oats955 viewsNealie (Dan) O'Sullivan, Donal O'Sullivan and Ebbie Harrington reaping oats at Cahermore
Arch Brandy Hall917 viewsArch which was erected at Brandy Hall Bridge to welcome the arrival to Castletownbere of King Edward and Queen Alexandra of England. July 1903.
Kilmacowen Evictions908 viewsVictims of the Kilmacowen Evictions
The Pattern867 viewsDancing on the Pier at Killmacillogue. 1917
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