So, it’s been a long time since we’ve done a post but we hope you’ve still been following us via Facebook, Twitter and our website! We always love receiving feedback and photographs you have taken of the house and gardens. And don’t worry if we post your photo, we’ll always give you a mention!
Although the weather may try and state otherwise, the summer season is well and truly in swing and there has been a lot going on. So, we thought we’d do a quick round-up to keep everyone up to date.
Firstly, we would like to say a big thanks again to everyone who tuned into Country House Rescue in June and to all who got in touch with their kind comments and support. We couldn’t be prouder of Sophie, Josh, Brigitte and Egerton and it couldn’t have been done without the fantastic help and support we received from all of our staff, local businesses and people in the town. For those who may have missed the show, it’s available online for another few days! Why not click here to see it?
The Craft Fair in The Stables kicked off today and will run until August 2nd from 11am – 5pm daily – a chance to get some great locally produced and beautiful handmade products.
From 10th – 12th August, Dolan’s Art Auction will be held in the Stables with viewings on Friday and Saturday and the auction on Sunday afternoon. For more information, take a look at Dolan’s website here.
We’ve also introduced a new offer that might suit locals and people who make regular trips to Bantry throughout the year. Annual passes to the gardens are available for just €30 and you’ll be contributing greatly to their restoration and upkeep.
The pass includes:
- unlimited access to the gardens for the year
- free tea or coffee with a scone in the Tearoom (4 times a season)
- 10% off events, accommodation and souvenirs
The Bantry 2012 Atlantic Challenge is well underway, so the town is a hive of activity at the moment. Running until July 29th, sixteen international crews and over 300 competitors are racing replicas of the ‘Bantry Bay Longboat’- the oldest surviving vessel in the French Navy. Well done and good luck to all of the teams involved!
We hope everyone is having a good summer and it would be great to see you over the next few months!
From all of us at Bantry House.