Our next talk entitled “American Bases in Bantry Bay” by Ted O’Sullivan takes place at 8.30pm on 28th March 2019 in the West Cork Hotel.
Ted O Sullivan was born on Bere Island and as a child moved to Douglas. He spent 35 years as a Maths Teacher mostly in Cork City. Every year he would return to Bere Island and was fascinated by the history of the Island and the Beara Peninsula. This eventually resulted in his writing the book “Bere Island – A Short History” in 1992.
Ted’s interests include the World War 1 American bases in Bantry Bay. This interest stems from his own family history, as his grandfather, who was from Baurgorm, Bantry was involved in their construction. His talk to the Skibbereen Historical Society will be on the American Airbases in Bantry Bay, which operated in the final months of the war. It was base for seaplanes that patrolled the Atlantic shipping corridor searching for German U-Boats. It was also the scene of a fatal plane crash that claimed the life of a young American airman.
All are welcome.
A small fee is payable by non-members.