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Hand Over of Bere Island Anniversary

Seventy five years ago on 23 September 1938, British Forces commenced the hand over the Fort of Berehaven on Bere Island with the arrival of the advance party from Collins Barracks Cork. The handover took place officially on the 29 September 2013 at 1400 hrs according to the History of Fort Berehaven which is recorded in the Fort Ledgers having been retained under a special clause of Anglo Irish Treaty of 1921.  The attached documents are the ‘History of Fort Berehaven, Bere Island, County Cork’ and a map of Bere Island which are available to view in the Military Archives reading room. 

You can also see the handover of Spike Island which took place on 11 July 1938 and an extensive collection of of Maps, Plans & Drawings here 


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