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Bantry is a small village on the westcoast of Ireland and in the old gaelic language it is called Beanntraighe. The 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, icons, french furniture and great works of Art.
In the former stables of Bantry House is the "1796 french Armada Museum"
You are able to enter the park and the terrace facing the Bantry-bay free of charge. Only when you intend to see the galleries and the museum, you have to pay an entrance-fee.

Bantry House is open daily except sundays
between March and October 09.00a.m. - 06.00p.m.
in July & August it is open untill 08.00p.m.
The 1796 Armada Museum" is open daily
April-September 10.00a.m. - 06.00p.m.

Address: Bantry , Co.Cork
Directions: Bantry is in the south-west of Ireland, about 80 km west of Cork. You may go there as well by train from Cork or Killarney.
Phone: %B%CB%S4027 50047
Website: http://www.visitbantry.ie

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 5, 2008
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