Category Archives: Castletownbere

The main town on the Beara Peninsula. Castletownbere is a great town to use for visiting the Beara. It is Ireland’s biggest white fishing port and the second biggest fishing port in Ireland. Here lots of photos and photography of the region.

Beara Charity Cycle July 2015

Beara Charity Cycle July 2015. The Beara Charity Cycle has had a change of circuit and a change of date. The new circuit allows for people to see the old Beara Road from Eyeries around the coast to Ardgroom. The date change is due to the clash with the Kenmare cycle weekend.

watch a new updated video including the new loop around the Ring of Beara from Eyeries to Ardgroom

Beara Charity Cycle July 2015

The new circuit is basically two loops, the first loop is the longest at 69 KM and goes from Castletownbere to Allihies and on to Urhan and Eyeries. From there the Ring of Beara is followed along the coastal road towards Kilcatherine and on to Ardgroom. Then back to Town which makes for a circuit of 69 KM.

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Back in town for a cup of tea and then the loop from town to Adrigole over the Healey Pass into Lauragh and back via the Festival of Eyeries. It is great to be able to stop in Eyeries for some refreshments and support their village festival. The second circuit is 53KM. So total is 122KM these distances are approximates.

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Please go to the Beara Charity Cycle website to sign up

Watch a video with the Five Charities

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Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace a theatre production by the Beara Players. On the 17th and 18th of April in the Beacon Night club of Castletownbere. A great couple of nights entertainment were played to a full house on both nights. A lot of effort went into the production with the main players practising for four months.

Thanks to all the people who came along to see the show, it made all the work worthwhile.

Watch a short video of play here

Watch the taking down of the set here

Arsenic and Old Lace

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Elaine and Mortimer Brewster

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Officer Pat Brophy

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Jonathan Brewster “Boris Karlof”

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Lieutenant Rooney

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Elaine

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Doctor Einstein

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St Patricks Day

St Patricks Day in Castletownbere 2015 was a great event. The weather was with the crowd and lots of floats turned up for the day hoping to take the first prize for the best dressed up team. There was the normal inter school competition to see who would be the top of the bunch and some of the principals were fighting for the top position…

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I still don’t know who won. In any case I put together a video of the floats and did it twice, one with the natural sound of what was going on and the second backed by the Lehanmore Community groups playing in Mac Carthy’s bar after the event.

Pictures are good but a film makes it real

Looking forward to next year. In any case I reckon Bike N Beara should have it….

St Patricks Day

watch the videos here below and try and spot your self

Video with normal sound

Video with session music

More snaps

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