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In 1651, the Battle of Knocknaclashy, the last pitched battle of the Irish Confederate Wars, took place near the village, when English Parliamentarians under Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery defeated an Irish force under Donagh MacCarthy, Viscount Muskerry.
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).
People living in Banteer include Tadgh Cahill.
- Banteer railway station opened on 16 April 1853 and was closed for goods traffic on 2 September 1976. It is on the Dublin Heuston to Tralee railway line.
- "Census 2006 – Volume 1 – Population Classified by Area" (PDF). Central Statistics Office Census 2006 Reports. Central Statistics Office Ireland. April 2007. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
- Glen Theatre. Welcome page Verified 9 February 2011.
- "Banteer station". Railscot – Irish Railways. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 30 August 2007.
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