The Relief Chart: The Bantry & Glengariff relief chart was created using Admiralty Nautical chart 1838 “Bantry Bay, Shot Head to Bantry”. In brief the chart shows the upper section of the bay starting at Leahil point on the NW shore and Indigo rock on the south shore, taking in Glengariff bay , Garnish Island, Whiddy Island and Bantry Harbour including the town of Bantry. An impressive Relief chart with a rugged west of Ireland coastline, carved out by the Atlantic Ocean.
Framing & Size: As a colour chart, it is framed in a cream surround mount on a aqua blue background. The frame can be obiche, limed white, oak. The estimated frame size is 850*700MM and it will hang Landscape.
Surround lighting is recommended once the frame size is over 600*500MM
General Location : It is located on the Southwest Coast of Ireland, a very popular area for tourism. Bantry bay is noted for its deep water and is therefore very suitable for the large supertankers that discharge at Whiddy island. The Whiddy Oil terminal is remembered for the ill fated Betelgeuse oil tanker which exploded in 1979 killing the crew and local workers. Gelngariff harbour to the north is synonymous with Garnish Island which is renowned for its Gardens and exotic plants. A safe anchorage with relatively easy access to the town of Glengarry.The town of Bantry is nestled in behind Whiddy Island however it is quite shallow. The area itself is steeped in history.In Bantry Harbour are features such as Chapel Islands east & West. Horse island to the NE.
Key attributes and landmarks: Four Heads point, Gun Point , Ardmanangh point, Eagle Point, League Point, Reen point, Sheelan Island, Coolieragh Harbour to the NW, Chapel Islands, Horse Island and Muccurragh point & Rock.