Bantry

Town

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A popular town with a great range of shops and pubs at the end of a long channel naturally protected by Whiddy Island.




"Bantry (Irish: Beanntraí, meaning "(place of) Beann's people") is a town in the civil parish of Kilmocomoge in the barony of Bantry on the coast of West Cork, County Cork, Ireland. It lies at the head of Bantry Bay, a deep-water gulf extending for 30 km (19 mi) to the west. The Beara Peninsula is to the northwest, with Sheep's Head peninsula to the southwest.

The focus of the town is a large square, formed partly by infilling of the shallow inner harbour. In former times, this accommodated regular cattle fairs; after modernising as an urban plaza, it now features a weekly market and occasional public functions. Two piers protect the harbour.

Bantry is in the Cork South-West Dáil constituency, which elects three members of Dáil Éireann (the national parliament)." Wikipedia









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Nearby Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages

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Lawrence Cove Marina
1 . Lawrence Cove Marina
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A small pretty marina in a natural cove on the north-western coast of the Beare Island. Home to a collection of private yachts.

Derrycreeven Harbour
2 . Derrycreeven Harbour
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This harbour links Beare Island with the mainland at Castletown Bearehaven. It has a pretty and friendly cafe "Lookout" with a lovely old dog called Murphy.






Nearby Towns

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Rerrin
1 . Rerrin
2.5

A small village around a natural harbour on the north-western side of Beare Island.

Castletown Bearhaven
2 . Castletown Bearhaven
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A pretty village home of the country’s fishing capital.

Allihies
3 . Allihies
2.5

A pretty colourful town on the western coast of Ireland with a nice sandy beach and copper mines up in the hills.

Cork
4 . Cork
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Cork is a city on the western coast of Ireland inset from the sea by the river Lee.






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