Bantry Bay, Co. Cork : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009

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On the drive from Blarney Castle to Mizen Head, hubby and I stopped briefly at Bantry Bay

Copy of P1080912- on our way to Bantry- Co Cork

Driving through one of the villages  …

P1080913- a village on way to Bantry

Bantry Bay …

P1080914-Bantry, Co Cork




P1080918- Bantry Harbour P1080919


P1080921 P1080922 P1080923 P1080924=Bantry,Co. Cork P1080925


Bantry House has been the home of the White family, formerly Earls of Bantry, since 1739.  The original Queen Anne house was built around 1700.  We decided not to go inside but took photographs outside the gate and fence ..

P1080926- Bantry House and Garden P1080927

P1080929 P1080930 P1080932 P1080933 P1080934 Our hired car …


… on the road again towards Mizen Head ..

P1080937- on way to Mizen Head (2)

I didn’t want to seem too nosey .. I was taking the above photograph when I noticed the farmer strolling on his land with walking stick.  I waited till he had his back to me and had walked further away ..

P1080938 (2)P1080939 P1080940- on way to Mizen Head P1080941 P1080942 P1080943P1080945- Atlantic Ocean in distance P1080946 P1080947 Copy of P1080948 Copy of P1080949P1080950IMG_9526Mizen Head next …. even though I had done a post in 2009 but with not many photographs and those that were added are small


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3 Responses to Bantry Bay, Co. Cork : Travel Reminiscences

  1. Mrs FF says:

    Stunning pictures as always! Love the green rolling hills and fields! Curious me I would have tried to have a conversation with the farmer

  2. Beautiful pictures. I’m often torn between self drive and guided tours. Both have their pro’s and con’s but I love self drive so that would probably be my fav option.

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