Dr Michael Kennedy will give a talk on the Treaty Ports (of which Fort Berehaven, Bere Island was one) at the Bere Island Heritage Centre on 6th July.
Following the establishment of the Irish Free State, three deep water Treaty Port at Berehaven, Queenstown (modern Cobh) and Lough Swilly were retained by the United Kingdom in accordance with the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921.
The 1938 Anglo-Irish Agreement ended the ‘Economic War’ and returned the ‘Treaty Ports’ to Ireland. Dr Michael Kennedy will give a talk about this fascinating period.
Dr Kennedy is the Executive Editor of the Royal Irish Academy’s Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series.