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The Bere Island Heritage and Information Centre is located in Derrycreeveen on the scenic Bere Island situated in Bantry Bay in West Cork.

Bere Island is steeped in both military and cultural history and is also an ideal location for walking and cycling. The Island is easily accessible by ferry from Castletownbere Town or the pontoon east of Castletownbere.

The Heritage Centre has a permanent exhibition that gives an in depth insight into island life and has it's own cafe and souvenir shop. For those wishing to trace their ancestry it offers a Geneology service. If you wish to avail of this please bring as much information as you can and if possible book ahead of your visit.

The centre also offers meeting rooms for rent which can be used for everything from meetings to demonstration workshops.

The aim of the centre is to make your visit to Bere Island a memorable and enjoyable one.

Tips from locals

Check out the Ocean Bloom Seaweed Skincare range, produced on the Island.

Hidden gem
Rainy days
Free car parking
Family friendly
Free to visit
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Contact details
Ballinakilla Bere Island Beara Ballinakilla Bere Island, Ballynakilla, Co. Cork, P75 W660, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 hour here.

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