The Gallaun Stone, marking the centre of the island both width and longways. On the next hill stands a restored Martello Tower which is open to visitors. On the left is Berehaven with Hungry Hill in the distance.
Bere Island is rich in historical importance, from a military point of view as well as from an archaelogical one. Once a base for the British Navy and Army it is dotted with observation buildings along its shoreline. The Irish Army uses the island these days for training exercises. As you tour the island you will also find a lighthouse, the Holy Year Cross with commanding views, Martello Towers and birdwatching opportunities on Bantry Bay side.
Licensed passenger and car ferry service from the Pontoon to Lawrence Cove, Bere Island (the Pontoon is located 3 miles from Castletownbere on the Glengarriff road)
| Bere Island
| 7.30am (excl. Sun)
|11.00am (excl. Sun)
Note: No 7.30am/8.00am sailings on Bank Holidays
Anchorage, Lawrence Cove, Bere Island, Co Cork
Tel/Fax 027 75014 Mobile 087 2386095