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Ring of Beara ~ Bere Island

Ferry timetable at bottom of the page

Gallaun Stone

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.

the Church Wedge Grave
The Church, situated on the north shore, you get there by keeping to the coastal road round the island heading west from Lawrence Cove This fine collection of stones marks a wedge grave. It is on the south side of the island behind the village
Fortifications Bere Island
Part of the fortifications at the fort. It is sealed off for the time but it is hoped the complex will be restored and opened to the public
Bere Island Nature Walk Nature Walk

Ferry Services to Bere Island


Harringtons Ferry

Harrington's Ferry runs from the slip opposite Supervalu in Castletownbere to the slip at the Western End of the island

Times of service

Depart. Depart.
Castletownbere Bere Island
9.00am 8.30am
11.30am 10.00am
1.30pm 12.30pm
3.30pm 2.30pm
5.30pm 4.30pm
6.30pm 6.00pm
8.30pm 8.00pm
12.30pm 12.00 noon
3.00pm 2.30pm
5.00pm 4.30pm
7.00pm 6.30pm
8.00pm 7.30pm



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)

Daily Timetable
June/July/August 2012

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Depart                         Depart
 Bere Island Pontoon
7.30am      (excl. Sun) 8.00am
9.30am  10.00am
11.00am      (excl. Sun) 11.30am
12.30pm  1.00pm
2.30pm 3.00pm
4.30pm 5.00pm
6.30pm 7.00pm
8.00pm 8.30pm

    Note: No 7.30am/8.00am sailings on Bank Holidays

Anchorage, Lawrence Cove, Bere Island, Co Cork
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