Weekly News Update 2024

Monday 17th JuneMilitary HeritageBere Island Projects Group are holding the 2024 Bere Island Military Heritage Festival over the weekend of Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd in the Drill Hall Rerrin. The festival will feature an exhibition of the island’s military heritage and will feature talks from island historian Ted O’Sullivan, Michael Kennedy of the Royal …

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Bere Island Projects Group Awarded CLAR Funding to Purchase Electric Bus

Bere Island Projects Group have been awarded €72,693 of CLÁR funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development to purchase an electric wheelchair accessible bus and install a PV charging point at the island community centre.   The funding was announced by Minister Heather Humphreys, as part of an overall €412,000 funding package for eleven …

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Bere Island to benefit from a three-year €450,000 arts programme

Bere Island, are one of seven island communities in West Cork who are set to benefit from a three-year €450,000 programme to develop and sustain new creative opportunities for all age groups, through the Arts Council’s ‘Creative Places Programme’. ‘The Creative Places, West Cork Islands’ programme is an innovative development and community engagement project that …

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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 …

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Bere Island Storytelling Festival

Bere Island  will host a  Storytelling Festival over the weekend of Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19th which will feature storytelling sessions and oral history workshops, enabling people to document both their own and their family’s stories. The storytelling festival is organised by Bere Island Projects Group and funded by the Irish Community Archive …

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Bere Island Projects Group CLG: Extraordinary General Meeting

In order to continue full compliance with the Charities Regulator, Bere Island Projects Group CLG will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Wednesday 8th May at 7.00pm in the Community Centre to amend the constitution (Memorandum and Articles of Association) of Bere Island Projects Group. The meeting is being called by the Directors to …

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Community Health and Wellbeing Day

A Community Health and Wellbeing Day will take place at Berehaven Golf Club, Castletownbere on Tuesday April 30th from 11.00am to 1.00pm. The event will be hosted by Cork Kerry Community Healthcare and the HSE in partnership with Beara West Family Resource Centre, Bere Island Projects Group and The Caha Centre. This is a free event and light refreshments …

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7 Islands Art Exhibition

This year’s Bere Island Arts Festival will feature a exhibition – ‘7 Islands Art Exhibition’ which is open to the 7 West Cork Islands and to those who have roots on these islands.  For further details on how to submit your work see  www bereislandartsfestival.ie    The Bere Island Arts Festival from September 19th to 22nd.