Beanntraí
genitive: Bheanntraí
validated name
(Irish)
Bantry
(English)

Hierarchy

county

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    Beanntraí ‘peak people’?

  • English

    Beanntraí ‘peak people’?

Centrepoint

51.7162, -9.45241 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1320
Bendtraighe
ARÉ Imleabhar: III, Leathanach: 522
1576
countrie Bentry
F Líne: 2862
1576
countrie Beintrie
F Líne: 2868
1577
Bayntry
F Líne: 3082
1581
Bhenntraighe
ARÉ Imleabhar: V, Leathanach: 1762
1584
Bantry
F Líne: 4415
1598
Bantry
[teorainneacha Dheasumhan]
Clancarthy Surv. Leathanach: 1
1615
Dúthaidh Bheanntraidhe a's Béara
Tribes Ir. Leathanach: 64
1650c
Beanntraighe an triúcha
LM Leathanach: 178
1650c
Tuatha...Beanntraighe
LM Leathanach: 179
1650c
i mBeanntraighe
LM Leathanach: 430
1654-6
Bantry 1/2 Barony
CS X Leathanach: 89
1655
The Barony of Bantry
DS
1750
The Barony of Bear and Bantry
Smith Cork Leathanach: 291
1986
Bantry derives from Beannt, a cineal Laoghaire chieftain of 9th century -Beannt Righe (territory of Beannt)
O'Donoghue Leathanach: 290

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