Bantry, County Cork

Bantry lies in the middle of West Cork.

The weather is mild due to the warm currents off the south of Ireland and Bantry is a great place to explore.

There are hidden valleys, peninsulas, and beautiful coastal areas. Bantry Bay may not be as well traveled as the Ring of Kerry but it is every bit as beautiful.

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Bantry

Location: Bantry is a busy, bustling Irish market town at the heart of West Cork, one of the most naturally beautiful and unspoilt areas of Ireland.

It is a popular base for visitors to find peace and tranquillity or enjoy the warm hospitality of the many shops and pubs.

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Bantry sits at the head of Bantry Bay on the main N71 road between Cork and Kenmare and Killarney.

The area is steeped in history and fantastic scenery from Sherkin Island across Roaring Water Bay to the famous landmark of Mizen Head around Dunmanus Bay and across the peninsula.

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Bantry House and Garden

Bantry House and Garden is open daily to the public from 17 March - 31 October.

Civil weddings, Family celebrations, Corporate functions, Music concerts and book launches can all be facilitated here.

Bantry House has six very comfortable bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, all with very good views of the Italianate Garden.

Guests may relax in the Library or sitting room with a drink from the Honesty Bar, or play a game of billiards in the Billiards Room. The Guest accommodation is open from March - November, and bed and breakfast rates also include access to the House and Garden.

Tel: + 353 (0)27 50047
Fax: + 353 (0)27 50795

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Irish Family Names from Bantry:   Arundel, Cashman, Donovan, O'Donovan, Harrington, Hegarty, Hickey, Lehane, Levis,  McCarthy, O'Brien, O'Driscoll, Sullivan, O'Sullivan, Shannon, Spillane and Wiseman.