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Bantry Through the Centuries- Exhibition & Walking Tour

Bantry Through the Centuries- Exhibition & Walking Tour

Colum Hourihane
Bantry residents

A history of Bantry through its buildings. An examination of all the streets and buildings in the town. This is an initial examination of the town structure done through a variety of sources such as The Valuation Office records, deeds, religious records but most of all through its inhabitants who have all been interviewed and their records documented.

The first part of the programme for the day consists of a display of twenty large-scale photographs of the old town of Bantry. Most of them have never before been seen and they are all featured in the book accompanying the event. There will be a talk on the images which will last about an hour and will be followed by the second part of the programme at 1.15. This consists of a walking tour of the Square and will be given by Hazel Vickery. It should last for about an hour and will start immediately outside of the Tourist Office and end there one hour later. It will feature the general characteristics of the Square, it’s history and development while focusing on the number of hotels that were once there. It will also look at the church, schools and architecture of the town.

Please contact the event organisers (details below) for the latest information regarding COVID-19 safety measures and to register for this event.

Event Details

  • Wednesday, 18th August, 12.00 pm at Bantry Tourist Office, Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry
  • An exhibition of photographs showing the development of the town. A selection of twenty such images will be accompanied by a talk and then followed by a guided tour of the town Square showing how the town changed over time. A photographic selection will be on view from 12.00-1.00 pm. The exhibition will be followed by a walking tour at 1:15pm with Hazel Vickery. It should last for about an hour and will start and end outside the tourist office. It will feature the general characteristics of the town square, its history and development while focusing on the number of hotels that were once there. It will also look at the church, schools and architecture of the town.
    • Numbers are limited, so please reserve your spot by email by 17th August by emailing columhourihane@gmail.com

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