Bantry Travel Guide

  • Comfortable bedroom at Westlodge Hotel
    Comfortable bedroom at Westlodge Hotel
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  • Sitting room of the suite
    Sitting room of the suite
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  • Tranquil Bantry Bay
    Tranquil Bantry Bay
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Bantry Things to Do

  • Bantry Bay & the Bantry House

    Bantry Bay & the Bantry HouseThe main tourist sights of Bantry are the scenic Bantry Bay and Bantry House, an old estate dating back to the year 1771. It was built for Richard White, the 1st Earl of Bantry (1767-1851) who had an important role in Ireland's history. In 1840 two more wings were added and today it is a museum for precious gobelins,...


    READING - WORKSHOPS - SEMINARS - CHILDREN'S EVENTS - EXHIBITIONS - MUSICHeld in Bantry every year, this is a wonderful festival, the little town is absolutely bursting with literary activity, people, authors, poets and artists. This festival is usually held the last week of June but for 2007 the date is set for July from the 8th till the 13th.The...

  • Spend the day at the Market

    On a sunny day this can be a most enjoying activity, you just chill out, walk around, perhaps purchase something fun or you might find some real old Irish utensil, there is no knowing what you will find or pick up and that includes kitten, ducks or puppy dogs! You also get the flavour of the local people and the local characters, a friendly and fun...

  • Visit to Bantry House

    This is a wonderful large house set in beautiful gardens overlooking the famous Bantry Bay, and it also has the Armada museum in on its lands.It also has a lovely coffee shop but that is sometimes closed to the public.

  • Beara Peninsula

    Visit the Rocky Beara Peninsula -just drive, cycle or hike around , visit the small towns along the way and enjoy your surroundings!

  • Enjoy the scenery

    There really are very little in the way of interesting attractions to visit in this area, For me I much prefer to take in the breathtaking scenery that abounds you in this remote part of the country.


Bantry Hotels

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  • The Maritime Hotel and Suites

    The Quay, Bantry, West Cork, Bantry, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Bantry Bay Hotel

    Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • Westlodge Hotel

    The Westlodge Hotel is situated about five minutes drive outside Bantry on the N.71 heading towards...


Bantry Restaurants

  • grumpy owner/staff

    bar /restaurant , small , done up in that wood style that was all the rage back in ther eightiesnow a bit naff to be honestWas excellent in the past , but not so great now,Owner grumpy , staff not very friendlyfood : boooooring average fair, nothing spectacular , you wont go hungry ,but.............tip : go to o Connor's instead(the best)...also...

  • great sea food

    Have eaten lunch here several times and each time it gets better.It's popularity is evident from the number of people waiting for a table, on any typical summer day. probably a good idea to ring ahead if you want to book a table as the restaurant can be very busy.Not sure about evening meals , but i,m sure the service/food is equally superb.luch is...

  • Organic food and Spelt cooking!

    A great place to eat, lovely atmosphere, tasty cooking. In this place you can get a variety of fresh warm cooked lunches, also salads. You can get sanwiches made on spelt bread, also sweet foods. A light, airy place, surrounded by art exhibitions and the possiblilty of going on the internet.Lovely ambience. I have enjoyed several different dishes,...


Bantry Transportation

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    Drive Yourself!!

    by kentishgirl Updated Oct 31, 2004

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    For me the best way to discover anywhere in Ireland is to drive yourself!

    If we are going anywhere outside of Dublin on our trips here I ALWAYS drive over, and bring my little Ford KA ! (otherwise known as the go-kart!!).

    It is much easier just to please yourself and take in loads of the scenic routes and stop where you fancy!

    You can hire cars here in almost any of the towns,cities and ports.

    Did you put the handbrake on baby??!!

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