The tour starts with a brief tour of Bantry Town, sampling its history, visiting the Monument of Saint Brendan (the Navigator 484 – 577). Saint Brendan is believed by many to have been the first European to reach the Americas in one of his many voyages. (Visit Bantry Fair on Fridays a must). The Tour also visits the early medieval ecclesiastical site of the Kilnaruane High Cross Shaft which dates back to the eighth century AD. The Tour then makes its way to the Vaughan’s Pass and clients can admire the beauty of Bantry Bay and all its hinterland. Also visits the home area of Captain Francis O’Neill, (Chicago Chief of Police) a renowned traditional Irish musician, who was also responsible for the gathering and publication of the largest collection of traditional Irish music ever assembled. After Lunch the Tour makes its way to Gougane Barra (via Glengarriff) and guests can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of this sixth century monastic site. The Tour concludes with a return trip to accommodation.
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