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In October 2023, LBFA Plans Delegation to Sister City, Bantry, West Cork, Ireland

Updated: Aug 12

In October, the La Crosse Bantry Friendship Association, with several VIPs - Very Irish People ;-) - will visit our Sister City, Bantry, West Cork, Ireland, as an official Delegation of the City of La Crosse.

Our purpose is simple: Citizen Diplomacy.

We believe people with boots on the ground, meeting and getting to know each other face to face, can accomplish more than Presidents, Prime Ministers, Dictators, Kings, Queens, and figure heads will ever accomplish through politics. Through 1:1 relationships between citizens, politics and power plays fall away and the real work toward peace and understanding of one another begins. In other words, through relationships, and cultural and business exchanges, we work toward a more just and equitable world... and World Peace.

This year, we're planning about 20 Members and Friends to travel as a delegation to Bantry, Ireland. Please join right away to secure your spot. A brief itineray follows.

For questions and to sign up, please email or call Linda Pfaff or Lynn West:

Linda Pfaff: 608-792-8924 email:

Lynn West: 608-397-3976(c) or 608-784-8898(h) email:


15 - 20 October 2023*


  • Airfare to and from Ireland, lodging, food, and sundries are on your own.

  • The LBFA will cover the cost of ground transportation (bus) roundtrip from Dublin Airport, to Bantry, and back to Dublin Airport.

  • No advance deposit required.


  • A block of rooms are available at the Maritime Hotel, in Bantry (costs on your own).

  • Please contact them directly to book: or +353 27 54700


  • 15 Oct 2023, approx. 2:00pm: depart Dublin Airport for Bantry. Will arrive about 7:00pm in Bantry, to the Maritime Hotel.

  • 16, 17, 18, 19 October: Reception, local activities, local tours, etc. Details TBD.

  • 20 October: Depart Bantry for Dublin Airport (bus).

*Travelers may extend their trip before or after these dates on their own.

Photo credit to West Cork Photos by Nikki Kitley. Thank you!

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