As part of the project we needed to get good images of all of the early nineteenth century sites, but it was also very important to place the sites and the island in general in it’s wider context. We were very fortunate that we had experienced photographer Brian MacDomhnaill on the survey team, who was responsible for our project images.
While on Bere we set out for Knockanallig in the centre of the island to try to get some landscape photos. Among the surprises that awaited us on the hill where a network of field systems which may well be of some antiquity, but more of that anon! While on the hill Brian took a series of photographs which he later ‘stitched’ together using photographic software. The results were two panoramas of the island and it’s setting in Bantry Bay, one facing east and one facing west. Although they still require some processing and modification, these images help to set all of the nineteenth century military defences in their wider context, and are a valuable tool for the project. Click on the images below to get a detailed look at the panoramas, which you can then zoom in on.