Bere Island’s fascinating story, was shaped – like that of Ireland – by the great famine
The island, strategically situated as a buffer to the mainland, has a fascinating history. The islanders have many tales to tell about fishing, folklore, shipwrecks, Vikings, standing stones, ringforts and the island’s military past.
Join John Walsh and local historian Ted O’Sullivan for an informative historical bus tour around Bere Island. Discover how the island survived the Great Famine, learn boaut the island’s food industry in the 1800s and find out too about the impact that living on an island has had on the island’s small community.
11:30 ferry. Limited places – booking essential. To book, call 027 75099.