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Bantry Harbour Open Day Fun for all the Family

Bantry Harbour Open Day Fun for all the Family

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Press Release


Bantry Harbour Open Day – Fun For all the Family!


What: Bantry Harbour Open Day


When: Sunday 12th August 2018 2.00 - 5.00pm


Where: Bantry Harbour Marina and Bantry Town


The first ever Bantry Harbour Open Day will take place on Sunday 12th August 2018 at Bantry Harbour Marina with many events free to attend for the public. Organised by Bantry Bay Port Company, events on the day will include free family entertainment on the marina, live music in the town square, a family cycle, a demonstration by the Irish Coastguard on land and sea and an opportunity for visitors to ‘Try Kayaking’.


Aimed at embracing what Bantry Harbour has to offer, Bantry Harbour Open Day aims to raise awareness and promote the different activities available for locals and visitors to Bantry both on and off the water.


Captain Paul O’Regan, Bantry Bay Port Company Harbour Master said: ‘This time last year we officially opened Bantry Harbour Marina and we really wanted to show our ongoing commitment to the town and harbour by organising Bantry Harbour Open Day. Hopefully this year will be a great success and we can further develop the event over the coming years.’

Programme of Events

Event Time Location Details Free Event
4K Family Cycle 11.00am Recycling Carpark Supervalu Bantry 4K Family Fun Cycle Fun for all the Family. Further Information from O'Donovans Cycles, Bantry 086 1280307 FREE
Whiddy Island Cup Sailing Race 12.00 Bantry Harbour Marina Registration at 10.30am at Bantry Sailing Club, race starts at 12.00 leaving Bantry Marina. Prize giving on Whiddy Island at 4pm. The booking forms are available now by contacting info@bantrybaysailingclub.ie. FREE
Family Entertainment 2 - 5pm Bantry Harbour Marina Enjoy Family entertainment on the Marina with  face painting and bouncy castles. FREE
Live Music 2-5pm Bantry Harbour Marina DJ Jay  FREE

Bantry Blueway 

"Try Kayaking"

2-5pm Abbey Slipway Bantry Why not come and try Kayaking with Cork Sports Partnership. Prebooking Required on 021 4347096. All equipment and instructors provided. Sit on kayaks available. FREE
Bantry Bay Boat Hire 2-5pm Bantry Harbour Marina Free Boat Trips. A taste of the Bantry Bay Boat Hire Experience. Get to see the delights of the inner harbour and its wildlife from the water. FREE
Coastguard & BISRA Demonstration 3pm Bantry Harbour Watch the Irish Coastguard, SAR Helicopter and BISRA work together as they practice sea and air rescue. Exciting demonstration for all the family to watch. FREE
Live Music 5-7pm Bantry Town Square Live band "Loose Change" FREE
Ferry to Whiddy Island All Day Bantry Town Pier Contact www.whiddyferry.com for booking details 086 8626734.  


For further information please contact:





Sara Mackeown

Commercial Marketing Executive

Port of Cork Company

Custom House Street


T12 CY88


Tel: +353 (0) 21 4625 375

Mobile: +353 (0)86 1044011


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