Place:Bantry, Kilmocomoge, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

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NameBantry
Alt namesBeanntraísource: Wikipedia
TypeTown
Coordinates51.683°N 9.45°W
Located inKilmocomoge, County Cork, Republic of Ireland
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Bantry is a town on the coast of County Cork, Ireland. It lies on the N71 national secondary road at the head of Bantry Bay, a deep-water gulf extending for to the west. The Beara peninsula is to the northwest, with Sheep's Head also nearby, on the peninsula south of Bantry Bay.

As with many areas on Ireland's south-west coast, Bantry claims an ancient connection to the sixth-century saint Breandán (Naomh Bréanainn) the Navigator. In Irish lore, Saint Breandán was the first person to discover America.

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 colourful weekly market and occasional public functions.

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