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Weekend of celebrations for Bantry

Friday, 11th August, 2017 10:35am

There will be fun and frolics down Bantry way this weekend as the coastal town celebrates the opening of its new marina.

Bantry Bay Port Company officially opened the new Bantry Harbour Marina today. More than 40 boats are visiting the new marina which was officially unveiled by Bantry’s own footballing legend, Graham Canty along with Bantry Bay Port Company Chairman, John Mullins.
To celebrate the opening, Bantry Regatta and BBQ Festival is taking place all weekend with lots of fun family events, both on and off the water happening on the marina and throughout Bantry town.
The opening of the new marina is part of the overall Bantry Inner Harbour Development which marks the start of the regenerating of the Inner Harbour Development scheme developed by the Bantry Bay Harbour Commissioners in 2012.
Bantry Harbour Marina will provide 40 short-stay berths for the marine leisure sector in close proximity to Bantry town which will provide a critical kick-start for the marine leisure industry, with the aim to attract more marine tourism to the area.

Bantry Bay Port Company and Port of Cork Chairman John Mullins said: “We are delighted that the new Bantry Harbour Marina is now open for local and visiting boats to enjoy. This new sheltered harbour facility will be of great benefit to both commercial and leisure users bringing increased activity in Bantry Harbour and town and we would like to acknowledge the cooperation and patience of all local harbour users shown throughout the construction period.”
Brendan Keating CEO Bantry Bay Port Company and Port of Cork said: “The Inner Harbour Development will provide improved access and facilities on the town pier, will support existing businesses and will promote and increase commercial activity in Bantry Harbour and town.”
For further information on Bantry Harbour Marina or to view the programme of events taking place until 13 August, visit

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