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county corkIn the heart of west Cork, Bantry town overlooks the glorious Bantry Bay and is one of the most beautiful and historic areas of southern Ireland. Only an hour from Cork and Kerry airports and the Cork-Swansea ferry, Bantry is an ideal location for your holiday in West Cork.

Situated between the Beara and Sheep's Head peninsulas Bantry has some of the finest walking tracks in the country close by.

While staying in Bantry you will find many attractions and things to do. Historic Bantry House overlooks the harbour with its beautiful gardens reaching down towards the shore. From here one can enjoy the spectacular views of the Caha Mountains across the bay.

Bantry has a host of activities to interest visitors to the town, including golf, traditional music in the pubs, fishing in the sea, restaurants, beaches for surfing...

Bantry hosts many significant annual festivals, such as the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Masters of Tradition festival, West Cork Literary festival, Bay Run Half Marathon and Bantry BBQ festival.

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