Bantry

Irish Local Names Explained

Bantry; Beantraighe [Bantry], The Book of Rights (Leabhar-na-gCeart), i. e. the descendants of Beann [Ban], one of the sons of Conor Mac Nessa, king of Ulster in the first century. A part of the tribe settled in Wexford, and another part in Cork, and the barony of Bantry in the former county, and the town of Bantry in the latter, retain their name.

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