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Bantry is located at the mouth of Bantry Bay, with the Beara Peninsula to the north and the Sheep’s Head peninsula to the south.

Bantry is an excellent base for anyone interested in exploring walking or cycling trails and fishing.

Wolfe Tone Square in the town commemorates Wolfe Tone, the renowned leader of the failed Irish rebellion of 1798. 

Bantry House and Gardens are one of Ireland’s most attractive Great Houses and grounds, with artifacts collected by various Earls of Bantry from around the world.

In the courtyard of Bantry House, The French Armada Exhibition Centre has been developed This features the ill-fated French Armada invasion of December 1796.

The French intended to land a large expeditionary force to join with the United Irishmen and drive the British out of Ireland. However, stormy conditions and poor decision-making led to the mission being aborted and they returned to France.

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