You’ll Be Singing Its Praises
Immortalized in a popular Irish folk song, Bantry Bay is one of Ireland’s most captivating seaside scenes. Tendering in Bantry Harbour within the Bay, you’ll have uninterrupted views of Whiddy Island and the postcard-perfect town of Bantry.
Once ashore, hop on the ferry to Whiddy for a leisurely tour around the island by foot or by bike—easily done in a couple of hours. Be sure to stop by the lone pub on the island for a friendly welcome by the locals and some famous Irish craic (Gaelic for good times). Back in town, a visit to Bantry House is a must. It’s one of Ireland’s most elaborate, attractive great houses, with gorgeous gardens and an eclectic collection of artwork inside.
The area’s natural beauty is matched only the warmth of its people. Explore nearby communities around the scenic Beara Peninsula and meet those that appreciate a slower pace, and value the good things in life. Stroll quartz-white beaches in Allihies. Discover mysterious ancient monuments in Eyeries. Feel the spray of Ireland’s highest waterfall in Adrigole.
With endless opportunities for outdoor adventure, and heaps of attractions for history buffs, this gorgeous corner of Ireland’s west coast has something to suit every travel style.