Cruises from Bantry Bay
Bantry Bay is located in County Cork in Ireland. From the far SW of Ireland, the elongated inlet reaches 35km to the NE. Bantry and the Harbour are about 30km inside the entrance. In front of Bantry Harbour is Whiddy Island, the main petroleum terminus for Ireland with its deep harbour.
The town of Bantry was the intended landing point of a French fleet in 1796 to support the United Irishmen under Theobold Wolfe Tone. The square in Bantry is today named after him. There’s the Betelgeuse memorial in St Finbarr’s Church graveyard overlooking the Harbour, which commemorates the disastrous end of the French oil tanker Betelgeuse at Whiddy Island in 1979.