Bere Island Heritage Centre is the best place to learn more about Bere Island’s fascinating past
The heritage and information centre is the focal point for the conservation and enhancement of Bere Island’s unique heritage.
It is home to The Bere Island Experience Exhibition detailing the unique history and lifestyle of Bere Island, as well as temporary themed exhibitions throughout the year. It is an important reference, meeting, and information point for both islanders and visitors.
The craft shop showcases local books and crafts, and it’s a lovely place to stop for refreshments.
‘Bere Island Experience’ Exhibition
The absorbing exhibition gathers together artefacts and photos that tell the story of Bere Island and its fascinating military history. The Heritage Centre is also a great resource for anyone interested in exploring the old school rolls, or their island heritage. A range of geneaology books are available here if you’re looking to trace family links to Bere Island. The St Michael’s Graveyard Database is also stored at the Bere Island Heritage Centre.
Workshops and Courses
The Heritage Centre hosts school and group tours of Bere Island, and is a stop on the Bere Island Heritage Bus Tour. It also plays host to workshops, courses, and retreats throughout the year (see the Bere island events calendar).
The meeting room is available for hire, and Bere Island makes a wonderful backdrop to your West Cork event or workshop, offering a taste of island life to your visitors!
Office & Internet Facilities
If you’re looking for office services and internet facilities on Bere Island, you can call in to make use of internet access and printing services. If you’d like to try hot-desking on Bere Island, you’ll find this an idyllic base for your time working in West Cork. Office space can be hired on a hourly, daily or weekly basis.