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Photos from Bantry House (4)

  • Posted Oct. 14, 2010 by Finbarr Viewed 2677 times

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    • # Kate

      This has been a fantastic set... I have learnt so much about this house

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    • # Artbee

      You have done an amazing job on this series Fin! Wonderful photos! Thanks for taking me along on the tour of Bantry House!

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    • # Sadhya Rippon

      I was interested in the history of this lovely house and came up with the following piece.
      During the Irish Civil War (1922 - 23), the Cottage Hospital in Bantry, was destroyed by fire. Arethusa Leigh-White offered Bantry House as a hospital to the nuns of the Convent of Mercy, who in those days ran the hospital. Arethusa only made one proviso; the injured on both sides of the conflict should be cared for. A chapel was sanctified in the library and the nuns and their patients moved in for five years.

      Thanks for the lovely pictures Finbarr.

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    • # Liz

      I wonder where that cannon was made?I always think cannons were made at Carron Iron works..2 mins from where I am!

      2010.10.13 Edited Reply Cancel