Beara Peninsula Heritage PhotoSite

Beara Historical Society. Bank Place, Castletownbere, Beara, West Cork, Ireland. Email: ©2016
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Fr. Brian Harrington with his Sisters17282 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, Castletownbere5653 viewsThe spire of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Castletownbere being removed in the 1930's
Roancarrig, Beara5370 viewsWreck of Spanish Trawler and Roancarrig Lighthouse
A group of Beara Miners in Butte, Montana copper mines. Early 1900’s5365 views
An Sibin Beag5150 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's5093 views
Russians in Castletown Berehaven4814 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.
Roches Royal Hotel. Glengarriff4576 views
King Edward VII Commemoration Medal, 1903 (Ireland)4431 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.
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