Bantry House & Gardens (Cork)
Location: Bantry, Co. Cork
Description: Bantry House is the ancestral home of the Earls of Bantry. The title lapsed in 1891 but the House is still owned and lived in by the direct descendant of the 1st Earl of Bantry, Egerton Shelswell-White and his family. Since 1946 the House and Garden has been open to the public daily between Mid March and End October. The House has an important collection of art treasures mainly collected by the 2nd Earl of Bantry on his Grand Tour.
The Garden was inspired by his travels and is laid out in the Italian style over seven terraces, south facing parterre surrounding a wisteria circle and fountain. Bantry House hosts a number of events including classical and traditional music festivals, product launches and food festivals.
The location is also registered as an authorised civil ceremony venue and hosts weddings in the summer and winter. Guest accommodation available in the east and west wings of the house.
Bantry House, Co. Cork