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Bantry Ireland Cruise Port Guide

Location:

As cruise ships are not able to dock here you will be tendered ashore, to the center of Bantry.

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Sightseeing:

Famous in song, Bantry Bay in West Cork Ireland is of legendary beauty. Bantry, at the head of the bay, is a busy market town and fishing port.

Bantry Bay was twice entered by French fleets: in 1689 to support James II against William of Orange, in 1796 to aid Wolfe Tone and an Irish uprising. A storm dispersed the 1796 fleet and few of the ships made the Bay.

Bantry House, open to the public, is spectacularly situated and exuberantly furnished. It is one of Ireland's most attractive Great Houses, full of treasures collected by various generations of Earls of Bantry from all parts of the world. In the courtyard of Bantry House, The French Armada Exhibition center has been developed. This features the ill-fated French Armada invasion of December 1796.

Tours Excursions Transportation:

There are hourly boat tours to the three main islands of Bantry Bay. These are all summer schedules.

Nearby Places:

Within the Bantry Bay region there are a number of villages which have their own individual attractions;

Shopping and Food

Currency:

The Republic of Ireland is part of the Eurozone, so as in many other European Union countries the currency here is the Euro (symbol: €). Stand Alone Cash machines (ATMs) are widely available in every city and town in the country and credit cards are accepted in 90% of outlets. Fees are not generally charged by Irish ATMs (but beware that your bank may charge a fee).

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Communication:

English is spoken everywhere but Irish (Gaeilge) is the first official language.

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Offices: 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Shops: 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, until 8pm on Thursday; Saturday: 9am to 6pm; Sunday: Limited Hours Pubs: 10.30am to 11.30pm, Monday to Thursday. Closing is at 12.30am Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, 12.30 to 11.30pm. Pubs are closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

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