The Gallán Standing Stone stands 3m tall and is clearly visible from Berehaven. It stands at the exact centre point of the island, a feat which surely must have taken some planning by its ‘engineers’ some thousands of years ago!
Lonehort Battery is a military fortification surrounded by a deep moat built on behalf of the English army by the Royal Engineers with help from labourers and contractors. Work began on the battery in 1899.
Holy Year Cross, erected in 1950 in commemoration of the Holy Year and located on the largest hill on the island. Every year a mass is held at the Cross, weather permitting, on the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Bardini Reefer Ship Wreck in the channel between Bere Island and the mainland, with the mast and funnels breaking the surface. She was at anchor prior to being delivered to the dry-dock at Aviles when fire broke out, subsequent explosions followed and she sank after burning for a few days.
Signal Tower One of several built along the west coast by the British between the years 1804-08, this was the 14th in line from Cork. This two storey tower communicated by signal mast with similar towers on Sheep’s Head and Blackball Head.
More detailed information on Bere island’s places of interest and Heritage sites
can be found at the Bere Island Heritage Centre Tel 027 75956.