Last Friday Auguust 27th, Bere Island Projects Group unveiled a plaque to commemorate the centenary of the island internment camp. Eugene Glendon, Chair of Bere Island Projects Group unveiled the plaque at Rerrin Military Barracks, which was the site where the internment camp was located.
The event was attended by island residents and concluded with a flag raising ceremony members of the Irish Defence Forces.
The plaque was funded by Cork County Council through the Cork County Commemoration Grant Scheme 2021, and is one of a number of events Bere Island Projects Group has organised since 2016 as part of Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries.
Bere Island Projects Group are also producing a short film, which is being funded by the Heritage Council, documenting the story of the island internment camp. This will be available to view online in late September.