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Banteer (Irish: Bántír) is a village in north County Cork, Ireland located in the Civic Parish of Clonmeen in the Barony of Duhallow. It is near the town of Mallow. Banteer is within the Cork North-West Dáil constituency.


In 1651, the Battle of Knocknaclashy, the last pitched battle of the Irish Confederate Wars, took place near the village, when English Parliamentariansunder Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery defeated an Irish force under Donagh MacCarthy, Viscount Muskerry.

Local Organizations

Local Organizations

Local sporting organizations include a Gaelic football club known simply as “Lyre” after a nearby village and a hurling club known as Banteer.

The Glen Theatre is a community owned and managed centre for the arts. The theatre was originally Banteer National School (built 1840).

Soccer club please contact me on 0872406609 or email denis.omahony@banteerhistory.ie

Athletic club please contact me on 0872406609 or email denis.omahony@banteerhistory.ie


Transport available

Banteer railway station opened on 16 April 1853 and was closed for goods traffic on 2 September 1976. It is on the Mallow to Tralee railway line.

The Banter to Nadd road was widened and surfaced in 1838 and a large stone was placed at the roadside along the way, commemorating the ganger in charge with the inscription: “JOHN O’NEILL BROSNA 1838”.

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Ambitious development continues proud Banteer history

Wed, 18 Mar, 2020 – 17:33

The new all weather pitch and the orginial pitch (behind) at the Banteer community sportsfield and park. Pictures: Eddie O’Hare

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