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Local History

Here we have a few articles on aspects of local history. Please click on the pdf symbol to access the relevant article and enjoy the read!

Bantry Town Commissioners & Town Council 1896-2014

A brief summary of the Minutes of meetings of the Bantry Town Commissioners and Bantry Town Council from its formation in 1896 to its termination in 2014.  The full document may be viewed at http://bmdnotices.com

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Bantry tolls in the 19th century

A list of the Tolls, Duties and Customs claimed by the Earl of Bantry on June 28th 1818

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Bantry fisheries in the 19th century

Extracts from reports of the Commissioners of Irish Fisheries in Bantry Bay  - 1827 to 1867

Image: Stanhope Alexander Forbes (1857 - 1947) A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach

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Bantry Bridewell 1842-1856

A snap shot of both prison and prisoners from the mid nineteenth century in Bantry Bridewell.

Image: typical 19th century prison cell. Image credit: Cork City Gaol

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Statistics from Census 1911

Bantry Rural, Bantry Urban and Whiddy District Electoral Divisions -Statistics from the Census of 1911 in the said DEDs

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