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Bere Island

Ferry timetables at bottom of page

On the Beara Way

Cattapilla Cafe

Cattapillar Cafe 027 75909

Open Daily 11am to 8pm

Lawrence Cove

Lawrence Cove. Murphy's Ferries from the Pontoon arrive here giving the visitor just a short walk to the village. Lawrence Cove Lodge is the first building, with the Post Office in the distance. You can begin walking the Beara Way here or at the Western End of the island where the Harrington Ferry docks

6 inch gun One of the two 6 inch guns at the Lonehort Fort Battery at the east end of the island. There was one 9 inch gun at the fort but this no longer exists. You can make out the second 6 inch gun in the background of this picture with Berehaven and Hungry Hill beyond.
It is hoped the largely overgrown Battery will be restored to its former self and opened to the public. At present it is behind padlocked gates. You can still walk to the gates along the Beara Way and get a fairly good view, especially of the massive dry moat Battery overview
Lonehort Harbour Lonehort Harbour is a short distance from the Battery on the south side of the island, an ancient Viking settlement it is a stunning place of natural beauty
As you continue along the Beara Way on your right you will see this large pile of flagstones resembling a Wedge Grave Wedge Grave

Signal Tower

The ruins of the old Signal Tower. They were built in line of sight of the next one, the next one to the south was on Sheeps Head, and to the west is Blackball Head

Martello Tower

Ardagh Martello Tower

This Martello Tower is open to the public. You can go inside and climb the narrow stone stairs up to the roof. It has commanding views of Berehaven and Lawrence Cove, The Beara Way passes right beside it after you have climbed the hill from Lawrence Cove

Martello

Cloughland Martello Tower

There are two Martello Towers on the island. This is on the south side of the island. The Beara Way goes most of the way to it

 

 

   
  Ardnakinna lighthouse. The Way passes this lighthouse at the western end of the island, beware of the dangerous cliffs if you walk there. To find out more about this lighthouse, and others around the coast, check out 'An Eagle's View of Irish Lighthouses' by Beara artist/photographer John Eagle. His guide book tells you how to get to them and also information on their position, range of light etc Ardnakinna lh
 

overview

View from the mainland of the island

 

Licensed Passenger and Car Ferry Service to Bere Island

Daily Timetable
September 2009

Depart Depart
Bere Island Pontoon

7.30am (Mon to Fri) 8.00am
9.30am 10.00am
12.30pm 1.00pm
2.30pm 3.00pm
4.30pm 5.00pm
6.30pm 7.00pm
8.00pm (Fri only) 8.30pm

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

Anchorage, Lawrence Cove, Bere Island, Co Cork
Tel/Fax 027 75014 Mobile 087 2386095
e-mail: info@murphysferry.com
website: www.murphysferry.com

 

Ferry Services

Harringtons Ferry

to Bere Island

Murphy's 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
Sundays
12.30pm 12.00 noon
3.00pm 2.30pm
5.00pm 4.30pm
7.00pm 6.30pm
8.00pm 7.30pm

 

Murphy's Ferry, runs from the Pontoon beside the Berehaven Golf Course to Lawrence Cove where it is seen here.

Times of service

September to May (Winter)
Depart Depart
Bere Island Pontoon
7.30am (Mon-Fri) 8.00am (Mon-Fri)
9.15am 10.00am
12.30pm 1.00pm
4.30pm 5.00pm
8.00pm (Fri only) 8.30pm (Fri only)
Note: No 7.30 am trip on Bank Holidays
   
June/July/August (Summer)
Depart Depart
Bere Island Pontoon
7.30am (excl Sun) 8.00am (excl Sun)
9.15am 10.00am
11.00am (excl. Sun) 11.30am (excl. Sun)
12.30pm 1.00pm
2.30pm 3.00pm
4.30pm 5.00pm
6.30pm 7.00pm
8.00pm 8.30pm
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