Category Archives: Beara

The Beara Peninsula is a spectacular peninsula. One of the fingers of land jutting out of the south west corner of Ireland in Munster. It is saved of all the hustle and bustle that can be found in Kerry, simply as it is not possible to drive around in a coach. Here lots of photos and photography of the region.

Cahermore National School

Cahermore National School is looking to save the teacher recently lost due to the government spending cuts. Paudie, Paul and Finbarr drove up to Dublin to meet the minister of education.  We  made this video which Paudie did the voice over for, to introduce the school and area.

Watch the three minute video below

Cahermore National School

A Central Hub in a community fighting for survival

Cahermore National School is a small school in the Allihies Parish on the Western tip of the Beara Peninsula. The school was built in 1979 following the amalgamation of three local schools; Cahermore NS, Lehanmore NS, and Cluin NS (Allihies Village).

Up until this year Cahermore N.S. had 3 classrooms. Due to drastic cuts in pupil-teacher ratio to small school of Ireland we now have two classroom teachers in the school; Mr. Padraig O’Sullivan (Principal) teaching 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes, and Mrs. Siobhan O’Driscoll (Deputy Principal)  teaching Junior Infants, Senior Infants 1st and 2nd classes.  Nuala O’Neill is our part time Learning Support Teacher.

While Mr. Niall O’Sullivan is based at Cahermore N.S., he spends most of his week covering Resource teaching hours and Principal Release days in other Beara schools.

We are still fighting against these cutbacks. Losses such as this have detrimental effects on population regeneration of an already struggling parish, not to mention the negative effects on diversity of pupil education.

Cahermore National School

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Rivermouth Paula Gomez

Rivermouth Paula Gomez  released at the High Tide Club, Sarah Walker Gallery in Castletownbere. The song came from a poem by Paula Meehan arranged by Tim Goulding. There was a great turn out with the musicians coming from all over Ireland to play this first public showing of the new song.

Watch the video of Rivermouth Paula Gomez here

Rivermouth Paula Gomez

The video shoot was very quick with about four hours to capture the musicians and record some clips whilst Tim and Paula were practising.

Rivermouth Paula Gomez

Here is another video of Paula singing Body and Mind with Stephen Housden on guitar, a lovely song.

Watch Paula Gomez – Body and Mind

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Going to the Chapel

Going to the Chapel, Damian and Claire’s wedding on the 5th of December 2014. What a great time every body had. Such a lovely couple we wish them all the best. Just a short movie and a few snaps. I asked for their permission to put a few on-line. The movie is 4 minutes long but there will be an hour long version delivered to the couple on their return to Ireland. I would just like to thank everybody for letting me film them. It was great fun.

Watch the short video below

Going to the Chapel

Going to the Chapel

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