If you are visiting Bantry for the 2009 West Cork Music Festival there have been a few changes in the town since last year...
In terms of eating out, El Gitano's has changed hands and has opened as Currivan's, offering both day and night time menus at very reasonable prices. Bantry House is no longer doing evening meals (though they still offer a day-time cafe and a wonderful walk around the gardens - unmissable).
Of course Organico Cafe is still open until about 5pm Monday - Saturday for the Festival Week offering wonderful, mostly vegetarian food, broadband and rgeat coffee and cakes (all possible to take out also). Call 027 55905 to arrange take away.
If you have a free afternoon a visit to Val Manning's Emporium is really worth it - Val is an expert on Irish cheeses and serves fantastic wines and cheese boards in front of his premesis (to find him just head out the road to Glengarriff for about 5k - he's on the right in the Ballylickey area so you are going slow anyway, you can't miss him)
If you feel like a bit of papmering during your visit Anam Chara offer facials, massages and many other treatments from their new premesis on the way up to the Library.
Despite the recesion Bantry is very busy and we hope you will have a fantastic week's stay here with us.