Beara Peninsula Heritage PhotoSite

Castletownbere, Beara, West Cork, Ireland. Email:admin@bearanews.net ©2020
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Church Gate1695 viewsThe old Church Gates Castletownbere. Now long gone
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Convent Girls School 1930's1637 viewsBack row L to R. Mary Chris O’Shea, Eyeries. Maura O’ Donovan, May Houlihan, Mary Cronin. Urhan, Maura Murphy (Coachie), Kitty Brodrick. Julia O’Driscoll. West End.
Middle row L to R. Agnes O’Neill (The Strand)? Eileen Downing, (P.O.). Lil O’Sullivan, (McLaughlin). Josephine O’Sullivan (Rodeen), Josephine O’Connor, Bella Donlon, Mabel Hegarty. Margaret Murphy, (Filane). Mary O’Leary.
Front Row L to R. Norah Lynch. (Gurranes), Annie O’Shea. Mary O’Sullivan. (Greene), Sheila O’Sullivan. North Road, Winnie Harrington. Finaha, Rosarie Sheehan, Kitty Maher.
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The First Garda in Allihies Early 1920's1618 views
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The ruins of Dunboy Castle. Destroyed in 16021590 viewsFormer Stronghold of Donal Cam O’Sullivan Beare. Not to be confused with nearby Puxley Mansion which is at present being rebuilt as the 5star ‘Dunboy Castle Hotel’
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Constable Michael Sugrue1549 viewsSeated on right in photograph, Michael Sugrue was one of three brothers who joined the Police. They were natives of Everaugh, Co Kerry. Although most of his service was in Beara, this photograph was taken in Carrick-On-Suir where he also served. On Disbandment of the R.I.C. in 1922 he returned to Castletownbere where he farmed until his death in the early 1970’s
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Ariel view of Castletownbere1446 viewsConstruction of the New Pier, Castletownbere in 1968
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Bantry Pierhead1409 views‘S.S. Lady Elsie’ arriving from Castletownbere to meet the train
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Separator Lorry1271 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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Kilmacowen National School 1930's1227 views
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