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AGM and Bantry placenames talk

Bantry Historical and Archaeological Society will hold their Annual General Meeting on Monday, April 17th at 7.30 pm in the Christian Fellowship Church, Bantry. This will be an opportunity to catch up on the Society's projects, make suggestions, and renew membership.
This will be followed by a talk by Colum Hourihane: 

Forgotten but Not Gone: Lost Names for Familiar Places in Bantry

It’s very rare for the names by which places in the town were originally called to remain. Over a lifetime of research, it is clear that many of the thoroughfares in the town changed names. Older forms have been discarded, newer forms have been introduced, and changes have come about for various reasons. Colum will discuss more than sixty names of streets, roads, and places which once described areas in the town. Do you know where Fair Rock, Sea Court, The Irish Market, Mill Street, Youngfield, Carberry Road, Widow Baskinagh’s Holdings, Church Street, Stormy Hill, Forge Lane, Railway Terrace, Wolfe Tone Lane, Aghalane, or Glenbrook Cottages were? Help us unravel the new places from the older names!

All are welcome, and we hope you'll join us for tea afterwards! 

Got the New Journal Yet ?

Our new Journal Volume IV was recently launched by the Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Danny Collins MCC.

A bumber journal containing 18 papers on a diverse range of subjects, all relating directly or idirectly to the history of Bantry and its environs.

Now selling at €15 each,you can purchase copies at Bantry Bookshop and O'Keeffe's SuperValu Bantry.