A Letter from Ireland:

Bere Island – Sunday morning, June 9th, 2013.


Bere IslandThis picture is taken from the pier on Rerrin with Hungry Hill looming on the mainland in the background. This was one of the main locations for a movie with Colin Farrell – “Ondine” – have you seen it? Worth getting for the scenery alone (no – I don’t mean Colin Farrell!).

Bere Island has an incredible maritime military history – given it’s strategic location in Bantry Bay. From the time of the vikings right up to the second world war.

And on the island you’ll find surnames such as Murphy, Collins, Harrington, Cronin, O’Sullivan, McCarthy, O’Leary, Doyle, Ford, Moriarty, Hanley and Crowley.