Martello Towers, Bere Island, Co.Cork – July 2008

In addition to the different forts scattering the island there were originally four Martello Towers also built on the island. Two of these still remain and can be easily visited. Cloughland Martello Tower which lies on the eastern side of the island is in a fairly ruinous state but Ardagh Martello Tower was restored as part of a tourism project and is in quite a good condition.

Ardagh Martello Tower

32 Martello Tower 1

33 Plaque

34 Open Door

35 Spiral Stairs

36 Hole

37 Murder Hole

38 Martello Top

39 Bere Island View

Cloughland Martello Tower

40 Martello Tower

41 Spiral Stairs

42 Murder Hole


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