West Cork Travellers

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There follows a list of some of the travellers who visited West Cork between 1700 and 1920.

Name Date Source Locations Visited
Richard Pococke 1758 Pococke’s Tour of south and south-west Ireland in 1758
Daniel Beaufort 1788 Rev. Daniel A Beaufort’s tour of Kerry Includes Bantry
J.W. 1794 Walker’s Hibernian Magazine, Oct 1794 Includes much of our region
Chevalier de Latocnaye 1796, 1797 Rambles through Ireland by a French emigrant Dunmanway, Bantry, Glengarriff
Joseph Woods 1809 A scientific tour through Munster Clonakilty, Dunmanway, Bantry
Lewis Dillwyn 1809 Clonakilty, Dunmanway, Bantry, Ballylickey
Anne Plumptre 1814 & 1815 Narrative of a Residence in Ireland During the Summer of 1814, and that of 1815 Clonakilty, Roscarbery, Skibbereen, Bantry, Glengarriff
Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau 1828 Tour in England, Ireland and France Glengarriff
Charles de Montalembert 1830 Rosscarbery, Skibbereen, Baltimore, Skibbereen, Drimoleague, Bantry, Glengarriff
Henry Inglis 1834 Ireland in 1834 Clonakilty, Rosscarbery, Skibbereen, Bantry, Glengarriff
Robert Graham 1835 A Scottish Whig in Ireland, 1835-1838 (NLI) Enniskean, Ballineen, Dunmanway, Drimoleague, Bantry, Whiddy Island, Glengarriff
Jonathan Binns 1836 Miseries and Beauties of Ireland Clonakilty, Rosscarbery, Skibbereen, Bantry, Hungry Hill, Glengarriff
S. and C. Hall 1841 Ireland: its scenery, character etc., Volume 1  Dunmanway, Leap, Lough Hyne, Sherkin, Crookhaven, Bantry, Glengarriff
William Makepeace Thackeray 1842 The Irish Sketchbook Dunmanway, Skibbereen, Bantry, Glengarriff
Johann Georg Kohl 1842 Travels in Ireland Glengarriff, Bantry
Amédée Pichot 1842 L’Irelande et le Pays de Galles Bantry Bay, Glengarriff
James Grant 1844 Impressions of Ireland and the Irish (NLI Ir 9141 g 45) Glengarriff, Bantry
John O’Hagan 1844 Leinster and Munster in the summer of 1844 Inchigeela, Gogane Barra, Glengarriff, Bantry
Asenath Nicholson 1844-5 Ireland’s Welcome to the Stranger Glengarriff
Lydia Jane Fisher 1845 Letters from the Kingdom of Kerry Glengarriff
Thomas Campbell Foster 1845-6 Letters on the Condition of the People of Ireland Bantry, Schull, West Carbery, Skibbereen
Lord John Manners 1846 Notes of an Irish Tour (NLI Ir 9141 m 4) Glengarriff, Bantry, Skibbereen
William Bennett 1847 Narrative of a Recent Journey… Adrigole, Glengarriff, Bantry, Skibbereen, via Roscarbery, Clonakilty
John East 1847 Glimpses of Ireland in 1847 Clonakilty, Kilmacabea, Roscarbery, Skibbereen, Bantry, Glengarriff, Adrigole, Castletownbere, Bere Island
Elihu Burritt ?1847 A journal of a visit of three days to Skibbereen, and its neighbourhood. NLI P 1054(14)
Michael Doheny 1848 The Felon’s Track Dunmanway, Ballingeary, Brandon, Skibbereen, Bantry, Glengarriff
Daniel Foley 1848-9 Missionary tour (NLI P 186B) Clonakilty, Baltimore, Cape Clear Island, Baltimore, Hare Island, Baltimore, Ballydehob, Schull, Kilmoe, Three Castle Head, Durrus, Bantry, Adrigole, Castletown Bere
Archibald G Stark 1850 The south of Ireland in 1850 (NLI Joly J 9141) Clonakilty, Timoleague, Roscarbery, Skibbereen, Dunmaway, Bantry, Glengarriff
Sir John Forbes 1852 Memorandums made in Ireland Dunmanway, Drimoleague, Skibbereen, Killeenleagh, Bantry, Glengarriff
Edward Francis Collins 1852 Brief notes of a short excursion in Ireland ((NLI Ir 94108 p. 44) Bantry, Glengarriff
Nassau Senior 1852 Journal of a Visit to Ireland in 1852 Glengarriff, Dunmanway
George William Asplen 1857 A Lively Sketch of a Trip to Killarney Glengarriff
Louis Énault 1857 Angleterre, Écosse, Irlande: voyage pittoresque Bantry, Glengarriff
Samuel Reynolds Hole 1858 A Little Tour in Ireland Glengarriff
William Whittaker Barry 1865 A Walking Tour Round Ireland Glengarriff
William O’Connor Morris 1869 Letters on the Land Question of Ireland Dunmanway, Skibbereen, Bantry, Glengarriff
James Leigh Joynes 1882 The Adventures of a Tourist in Ireland Glengarriff, Bantry
William Henry Hall 1883 Gleanings in Ireland after the Land Acts Bantry, Glengarriff
Alexander Innes Shand 1884 Letters from the West of Ireland Glengarriff, Bantry
H. Saint-Thomas 1886 Paddy’s Dreams and John Bull’s nightmare Glengarriff, Bantry
Wilfred Scawen Blunt 1886, 7, 8 The Land War in Ireland Skibbereen, Baltimore, Bantry, Glengarriff
Pierre Julien Hamard 1886 En Irlande Glengarriff, Bantry
Matthew Woods 1887 Rambles of a Physician Bantry, Glengarriff
Jules Paul Tardivel 1888 Notes de Voyage en France Bantry, Glengarriff
Marianne de Bovet 1889 Three Months Tour in Ireland Bantry, Glengarriff
Charles Legras 1897 Terre d’Irelande Bantry, Bantry Bay, Glengarriff
Albert LeRoy Bartlett 1898 A Golden Way Bantry, Glengarriff
Jan Baziel Martens 1898 Reis in Ierland Bantry, Glengarriff
F.J. Lardeur 1900/1 Sur les Chemins d’Irlande Bantry, Glengarriff
William Alexander Houston Collisson 1906-7 Dr Collisson in and on Ireland Skibbereen, Bantry, Glengarriff
Rudolf Trebitsch 1907 Ein Ausflug nach Irland Bantry, Glengarriff
Robert Lynd ?1909 Rambles in Ireland Glengarriff, Bantry
Burton Egbert Stevenson 1913 The charm of Ireland Glengarriff
Richard Arnold Bermann 1913 Irland Glengarriff
Ibrahim Rashad 1919 An Egyptian in Ireland Bantry, Glengarriff