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Castletownbere port

Castletownbere was always a location that shipping companies work from. In the 1800 the Puxley family in Dunboy exported copper ore from Berehaven to Wales. The British Navy used the port in the First World War and up to twenty ships would be anchored in the harbour at one time. Up to 80 East European factory ships anchors in Berehaven every spring in the 1980 buying fish.


The new  deep water berth opens up new  opportunities for the Beara  Peninsula


Ship moored at Dinish Island

Celtic Sea Minerals a company base in the harbour imports sea coral from Iceland  and  manufacture  natural animal feed, hygiene and fertilizer products. Because of  the new deep water berth  up to 20 cargo ships arrive from Iceland every year with  the sea coral

Spanish Hospital ship

Spanish Hospital ship 'Juan de la Cosa' anchored in Berehaven

Dinish Island
The island has 40  acres of a industrial park, long side the new deep water berth.  The park is ideally located  for more fish processing units, storage for oil companies, or other industry

Dinish Island
Dinish Island with Castletownbere harbour beyond
There's numerous locations in Berehaven Harbour to develop an additional deep water pier. On the south side of Dinish Island a 1200 metre pier can be developed. At this location there is 18 metres of water at low tide. Berehaven is the deepest harbour in the country and can accommodate further development