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Ballyhuskey National School (Filane) mid 1920’s.803 viewsFront row left to right: Danny Sheehan, Derrymihan, Den Sullivan, Rodeen, Jossie Sullivan, Filane, Den Shea, Ballard, Willie Lowney, Shanagort.
Second row: Mary Quirke, Filane, Madge Shea, Filane, Eileen Healy, Furious Pier, Lily Shea, Ballard, Kathleen (Roche) Neill, Rodeen, Alice (Dan Tom) Harrington, Derrymihan.
Third row: Ned Power, Brulea, Rodeen. Davie Power, Rodeen. Eileen Sheehan, Derrymihan. Bridie Casey, Filane. Maura (Peter) Neill, Filane. Agnes (Dan Tom) Harrington, Derrymihan. Mary (Maurice) Power, Derrymihan. Maggie Murphy, Filane. Bridie (Mark) Sullivan, Waterfall.
Josephine Sullivan (Leary), Rodeen.
Fourth row: Michael Quirke, Filane, Patsy Power, Brulea, Rodeen, George Neill, Tooreenbeg, Dannie Sullivan, Filane, Jack Lowney, Filane.
Back row: Lily (Mark) Sullivan, Waterfall, Hannah Shea (Twomey), Filane, Nora Sullivan (Merwick), Rodeen. Eileen Neill (Essen) Tooreenbeg, Mary (Patsy) Sullivan, Rodeen, Kathleen (Con Den), Murphy, Filane, Margaret Sullivan (Harrington), Filane.
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The First Trawler793 viewsKnown as Mac's Trawler, this was the first vessel of the towns current fishing fleet
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Arch Brandy Hall788 viewsArch which was erected at Brandy Hall Bridge to welcome the arrival to Castletownbere of King Edward and Queen Alexandra of England. July 1903.
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Winning Gig Crew outside Twomey's Bar782 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.
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St. Michaels, Bere Island779 viewsPhoto taken in the early 1900's.
Note the number of British warships moored in the sound.
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Fever Hospital779 viewsThe old fever hospital which once stood in the townland of Cametringane, Castletownbere. It was in use from the Famine Years until the 1920's
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S.S. Ierne774 viewsThe second Irish Lights vessel named 'Ierne' she served the south west coast lighthouses between 1955 and 1971
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Ballycrovane N.S. 1914757 viewsJeremiah McCarthy teacher with a group of pupils
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Bridget O'Sullivan744 viewsBridget of Kilmichael, Dursey Island was the last person to be interred in the O'Sullivan Bere Tomb on Dursey Island
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