Bantry is a small town located at the head of Bantry Bay on the very northern portion of Sheep’s Head Peninsula. Bantry is filled with picturesque views of the sea and has quite the unique history. A life sized statue of Wolfe Tone, a French man who attempted to free the Irish from British rule in 1726, can be found in the town square, and the Kilnaruane Pillar Stone, a monument of early Christian times, is located about 3km outside the town. Bantry is probably most famous for the Bantry House, which was built in 1690 and has incredible views overlooking the bay. During your stay in Bantry, drive down Sheep’s Head Peninsula for the scenery it has to offer.