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Bantry House artefacts to be restored by German University

Bantry House are delighted to announce a partnership with a German conservation university. The Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste (www.abk-Stuttgart.de) is the oldest university in Germany to offer exceptional high and academic training in the field of conservation of artefacts. The Academy offers four specialised consecutive BA/MA courses

The Port of Cork Maritime Collection opens at Bantry House

BANTRY Bay Port Company is delighted to announce that the Port of Cork Maritime Collection, an exhibition of maritime themed paintings and models is now open at Bantry House, West Cork. The exhibition, which will run until 28th June, will showcase a selection of the Port’s historic maritime art pieces dating back from the 1800s. Highlights of the collection include a number of paintings by marine artist George Mounsey Wheatley

Bantry House sale of contents called off

THE proposed sale of the contents of Bantry House which was set for October 21st next has been called off due to difficulties in obtaining a license on time. The sale of the iconic house’s contents was organised reluctantly by the owners ion order to meet financial obligations.

Pick up a Bantry bargain as stately home contents go under the hammer

IT’S the best-known house in West Cork and now everyone has the chance to own a piece of it as the contents of Bantry House are set to go for auction in October.   The auction, to be conducted by Scottish fine art auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull is expected to raise €1 million which the owners, the Shelswell-White family intend to plough back into the house to ensure it has

The Jungle Book at Bantry House

AFTER a wonderful performance in June 2013 with The Wind in the Willows, Chapterhouse are transforming another classic children’s story into a fun-filled family show. You are even invited to come in your favourite animal costumes and really get into the swing of things. So bring along a picnic and join in the fun, songs and games.

International art event to be hosted in Bantry House this September

WEST Cork-based artist Pauline Agnew has teamed up with Sophie Shelswell-White of Bantry House to host a week of International mixed-media art workshops called ” A Space for Dreaming” in Bantry House this September. Over the past two years, Pauline, a graduate of the NCAD and DIT, has combined her background in art and technology, to create ground-breaking art Ecourses which receive rave reviews internationally.

Bantry House gardens bloom into life

Wisteria at Bantry House & Garden The wisteria and the parterre are beautiful at Bantry House as is the Garden after a difficult winter having lost 30 trees. Bantry House & Garden is open Tuesday to Sunday, (closed Monday) from 10am to 5pm. House & Garden Tickets Adults €11, Concession €8, Family €26 Group Rates available.  Garden only €5  

Bantry House tapestry returns from Aubusson Museum, France

BANTRY House & Garden has confirmed that its tapestry, “Le Colin Maillard” has been returned from the renowned Aubusson Museum in France where it was on loan for an international exhibition. The tapestry, one of a set of four was a wedding present for Marie Antoinette and the set has hung in Bantry House since the 1870s when the 2nd Earl of Bantry purchased them at Versailles.

West Cork bids for cruise ship business

PROMOTING cruise tours in West Cork took a significant boost recently with a visit from tour operators and cruise ship organisers to the region. The group visited the Skibbereen and Bantry area and the Beara Peninsula amongst others. Cllr Mary Hegarty, chairman of the Western Committee of Cork County Council, brought the Group to Bantry House & Garden where they received a private tour with Brigitte Shelswell-White.  

Bantry House exhibition

AN exhibition of water colours by local artist Rober Brown is currently running in the Tea Room at Bantry House until October 6th next.   Robert is a retired architect, a self- taught artist, he dabbled in water colours a little in past years, but took it up more seriously only in 2008, after moving to West Cork in 2005 from the UK.

Owner of Bantry House laid to rest

MOURNERS gathered this week to bid farewell to the owner of Bantry House, Egerton Shelswell-White.   Mr Shelswell-White inherited Bantry House in 1978 and over the last three decades has redeveloped the well-known landmark into one of the country’s premier tourist attractions.

Bantry Lifeboat carol concert

THE Bantry Lifeboat carol concert will take place on Sunday, December 9th in the library of Bantry House. Under the candle chandelier, surrounded by the atmosphere of open fires, mince pies and mulled wine, this is a lovely way of getting you in festive mood with the opportunity to sing along to traditional Christmas carols in this wonderful setting.

Callino Quartet and pianist Finghin Collins return to Bantry House in October

WEST Cork Music opens its autumn concert series with two eagerly-anticipated concerts in Bantry House in October. Before they embark on a week of music workshops in County Cork schools, Ireland’s leading young string ensemble, the Callino Quartet, will perform a concert on Sunday October 14th at 8pm. The programme will feature Mozart’s Quartet No. 21 in D major, Ravel’s String Quartet in F major, Dvo?ák’s Cypresses and Janá?ek’s famous

Clannad’s Moya Brennan confirmed for Masters of Tradition

CLANNAD’S Moya Brennan, the Tulla Céilí Band, uilleann piper Liam O’Flynn and fiddler Martin Hayes will be just some of the traditional musicians performing at the 10th Masters of Tradition which runs from August 15th-19th in Bantry. To mark the anniversary of the festival there will be a new series of late morning coffee concerts and master-classes to complement the programme of evening performances in Bantry House and St Brendan’s

Funding approved for local heritage projects

THE Heritage Council of Ireland has approved funding for a number of West Cork projects in Bantry, Kinsale and Allihies under their 2012 Grant Scheme. In Kinsale, the Council have approved funding for the preparation of a conservation plan for the restoration of the Napoleonic signal tower as a visitor centre and a panoramic viewing point.

Top chef Richard Corrigan “pops up” at Bantry House

TOP TV chef Richard Corrigan is set to wow diners with a one-night-only  “pop-up” restaurant in beautiful Bantry House. The unique event is part of Bantry Houses’ involvement in the Channel 4 TV show Country House Rescue. The pop-up restaurant will be housed in the beautiful surroundings of the east stables at historic Bantry House where Corrigan will cook a West Cork inspired, three-course feast.

Minister to open West Cork Chamber Music Festival

THE Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar will be the guest of honour at the opening of the 2012 West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Minister Varadkar will open the nine-day Festival at a special Friends and Patrons reception in Bantry House on Friday, June 29th. Generously supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union, the Arts Council of Ireland and Failte Ireland, the West Cork Chamber Music Festival runs from

West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2012

THE West Cork Chamber Music Festival takes place from Friday 29th June to Saturday 7 July. This is the Festival that has it all – a breathtaking line-up of world-class musicians playing an exciting programme of glorious music, all staged in the spectacular setting of Bantry, overlooking famous Bantry Bay in the heart of beautiful West Cork.

Spring Craft Fair at Bantry House

Bantry House will host a Spring Craft Fair on Wednesday, February 8th. The fair will be held from 11am to 4pm and parking is at the main entrance. For more information see Bantry House Craft and Design Fair on Facebook or visit www.bantryhouse.com.

Bantry set to wow fashionistas

BANTRY House takes a starring role in a new cutting edge fashion film made by Off the Rails presenter Sonya Lennon. Sonya made the short film called Dais II in Bantry House with the help of Swiss-Irish filmmaker Christian Ammann. It is one of a series of three short films being made to show at global fashion events to highlight the talents of Irish designers.