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East End, Castletownbere. 1903672 views44444
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Wolfe Tone team. Butte, Montana (1907)2798 viewsThese Gaelic Athletic Association members were: Front row on the grass, left to right, Mike O’Sullivan and John C. Murphy. Second row: John J. Sheehan, Pat O’ Sullivan, J.J. Lynch, captain, Pat Crowley, John (Pigeon) O’Shea, Mike Harrington. Third row: Mike Leahy, Torn Connell, Denis Holland, Denis Murphy, Tim Sheehan. Back row: James O’Sullivan, John O’Sullivan, Con O’Sullivan, Jer Sheehan, Con O’Sullivan (not to be confused with other Con O’Sullivan).
Every man was born in Beara and several went back there to live. J.J. Lynch (Ballycrovane) was later a district judge. The last game they played was in 1912.
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Tim Harrington M.P.615 views44444
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Sean T O'Sullivan517 viewsCroombere, Eyeries44444
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Garda Sgt. Michael Walsh, Adrigole580 viewsMichael was the Sgt. there from 1926 - 1945. An outstanding footballer, he played with Adrigole and was on the Beara team that won the county senior championship in the 1930’s. He is pictured with his daughter Joan, Gardai Colman and Joe Kilduff at the Adrigole Barracks
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The old 'Sacred Heart' Church480 viewsThe interior of the old Church, Castletownbere. Demolished 1910 to make way for the present church.44444
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Young Fishermen666 viewsTwo budding fishermen show off their skill at the Old Pier in 1938
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Early Map of Castletown Berehaven713 viewsThis first OS map was published in 1841.
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Ballyhuskey National School (Filane) mid 1920’s.711 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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