Bantry was home to a great estate, Bantry House, whose lord spotted the French ships coming to assist Irish rebellion in 1797 and alerted the British.
Bantry House is a museum open for tea and tours, also a B & B. Theobald Wolfe Tone, the Protestant from Dublin, united Catholics and Protestants to resist British rule, for which he was executed in 1798. His memorial is on the main square in Bantry. Have great coffee and sinker scones with locals in Box of Frogs in Bantry, just off the Main Street.
Bantry is a quiet cove on the Atlantic in southwest Ireland. Green, idyllic and not crowded. Oceania Cruises stops on a circumnavigation of Ireland.