Bere Island to receive over €15000 from Cork County Council

Bere Island  is set to benefit from over €15,000 of grant funding from Cork County Council under the West Cork Islands Amenity Fund.    Groups on Bere Island who have been awarded funding include Bere Island Projects Group who will receive €1000 towards the Military Heritage Festival, €3000 towards resurfacing an amenity area in Rerrin Village, €1000 towards purchasing two pieces of outdoor fitness equipment, and an award of €2500 towards purchasing a generator for the island community centre should any further power outages occur on the island. The group will also receive €1400 towards the purchase of an inflatable arch for the finish line at the annual 5 mile run.   

Other Bere Island groups benefitting include the Bere Island Tourism and Environment Group who were awarded €1300 to purchase new signage for the island and €1000 to replace two benches at Cloughland Strand which were destroyed during the recent Storm Kathleen.   The island women’s art group, Bere Island Women Create were awarded €981 to purchase a perspex display case to enable a patchwork quilt the group made during the Covid pandemic to be permanently displayed on the island.  The Bere Island Festival Committee were awarded €1000 towards signage and bunting for the annual island festival in August. 

The Bere Island Heritage Centre, which also operates as a high-speed broadband hub received €2500 towards improving desk and office space for use by both islanders and visitors.