The Information meeting held in the Bere Island Heritage Centre on Saturday June 2 last was a great success, and we would like to thank everyone in the Centre for making the event possible, as well as all those who were able to attend! The meeting began with Rubicon MD describing who we were and why we were interested in Bere Island, and was followed by Damian Shiels discussing the meat and bones of the project and what we hope to achieve. Handouts were provided outlining the aims of the endeavor and also highlighting the sites we intend to target. Rubicon Survey Manager Brian MacDomhnaill then explained the survey methods we will be using and how we hope to include the local community in this element of the work.
We had a very enjoyable discussion with many of the locals following the meeting, and we are now looking forward to getting stuck in! We will be finalising details in the coming days which will allow us to announce the dates of the physical survey on the island, so stay tuned for more on that. We took the opportunity over the bank holiday weekend to explore some more of the Napoleonic sites on the island and we have included some of the photos from the trip below, so be sure to check them out. One records the amazing close encounter one of our team had with a representative of the island’s maritime natives!