THE 2013 Rose of Tralee, Haley O’Sullivan is set to visit her ancestral home of Bere Island, West Cork on Sunday 13th October 2013. This will be Haley’s first visit since being crowned the Rose. Representing Texas, Haley won the prestigious competition in Tralee in August, becoming the 55th Rose of Tralee.
EVER fancied owning your own piece of West Cork paradise? Well now’s your chance if you have €1.5 million to spare.
WEST Cork’s own David Syme, internationally-renowned pianist, will appear at the Triskel Christchurch in Cork on July 24th at 1pm and at the Lecture Theatre, Rerrin, Bere Island on August 2nd at 8pm. The Bere Island date will be filmed for a profile on RTE television and a ferry will leave from the Pontoon, beside Berehaven Golf Club at 7pm and will return after the concert.
TRACE Elements, an exhibition by Alison Cronin, Rebecca Keyser and Peggy Townend, will take place in the community hall on Sherkin Island, Co. Cork from Friday 2nd til Monday 5th August.
Rubicon Heritage will present the findings of their study on the archaeological history of Bere Island’s 19th & 20th century military fortifications on: Saturday 22nd June, 7pm at the Community Centre, Ballinakilla, Bere Island.
Fireman Ian Murphy simulates a chip pan fire during a demonstration to schoolchildren on Bere Island. It was the first visit by the Community Fire Prevention Unit to the Island. Picture: Niall Duffy
JOIN The Bere Island Heritage Centre and the World Community for Christian Meditation for the annual Holy Week Retreat with Fr Laurence Freeman OSB and explore the mysteries of Easter from the 24th to the 31st March 2013. The Bere Island Easter Retreat will be an interior pilgrimage of the Easter mysteries as they unfold in Holy Week.
THE Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dinny McGinley TD, has announced that his department has come to an agreement with Comharchumann Chléire Teo regarding the provision of a subsidised heavy cargo service for islands in West Cork.
US Poet Dan Bianchino will be holding a talk on ‘The White Hag Of Beara’ on Saturday 23rd February at 2pm. One Man’s Druid Experience…1994 to 2013..Poet D. C Bianchino…Subject ‘The White Hag Of Beara’
THE Students Of BA Visual Arts Sherkin have organised a fun night out for all at the Eldon Hotel, Skibbereen at 9 pm on March 9th next. The BA Visual Arts Course runs on the island and produces quality graduates of many different deciplines every two years