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A Decade of Celebrating Heritage of Bantry

A Decade of Celebrating Heritage of Bantry

Angela O'Donovan
Bantry Historical & Archaeological Society

Bantry Historical & Archaeological Society is delighted to be able to be included in National Heritage Week 2020.

They looked back at all the events they have organised over the past eleven years for National Heritage Week, and were very impressed with what they have contributed over the years, many years having several events.

They are now showcasing their work and the rich heritage of the Bantry area to new audiences. They have compiled a document listing all events, plus a relevant image and a short description of each event.

The document includes a link to two specific websites – their own website, which contains a lot of collected material; folklore poetry written by locals; stories etc. of the rural hinterland here; plus 5 short videos. That project was supported by the Cork Co Council/Creative Ireland Programme 2019. It includes over 130 pages of local heritage data.

The other website is that of the Ellen Hutchins Festival – a project initiated in 2015 to commemorate bi-centenary of death Ireland's first botanist, who lived most of her life in Bantry. This won the Hidden Heritage Award that year.

Enjoy your visit to the websites.

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