Bantry Historical Society welcomes
all with an interest in history

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Island-Hopping for Members This Summer !

There's a huge response to our outdoor events for members this summer.  Starting with Whiddy, we were treated to a feast of history and all things interesting, by the "one and only" Tim O'Leary and then we sat down to a scrumptious meal in Bank House.

Sunday 9th June saw us off to Illnacullin Garnish Island Glengarriff for a history tour led by Bernard O'Leary.  Wow, but we got history in plenty - from architecture to plant hunting in SE Asia etc, from garden design to social history, from evolution to folklore... Thanks Bernard, you're a genius  

It's not too late yet to become a member of Bantry Historical Society.  Click on Membership tab on top of Homepage and download an application form and follow instructions.  Alternatively, email

We look forward to hearing from you

We are now on Twitter!

Bantry Historical Society is delighted to announce that we are now on Twitter!  You can follow us there on @BantrySociety as well as on FaceBook at Bantry Historical Society.