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How to get to West Cork

Airports & Airlines

    Ireland is well served by regular flights by major international airlines. Flights into Cork city are frequent from major European cities and the airport is a 2.5 drive from Dooneen. Shannon airport is 3.5 hours by car.

Car Ferries

    Car ferries sail into Rosslare from France (Cherbourg, Roscoff) and United Kingdom (Fishguard, Pembroke) and into Cork from Roscoff. The main companies are Irish Ferries, Stena Line and Celtic Link Ferries. Please check ferry availability as this information may change.


    There is no train connection to Bantry. There is an hourly service between Dublin and Cork that takes 2 hours 45 minutes.

Driving directions

    Dooneen is about 35 minutes from Bantry and around 2 hours from Cork city. From Cork take the N71. About 3 miles before Bantry take a left turn to Durrus. In Durrus the road forks, take the road on the right for about 20 minutes, past Ahakista. Once you get to Kilcrohane continue straight for 2.3 miles and look for a small lane on the left. Take this winding and narrow lane for 1 mile until you see Dooneen on the left side, secluded in heather at the end of a gravel avenue. More driving directions are available here. Good maps and online itinerary tools are available here. Please remember to drive on the left!


    There is a regular bus service from Cork (Bus Aras) at Parnell Square, with a special express service during the summer months, connecting to Kenmare and Killarney. There are also regular and efficient bus services serving all towns and villages in West Cork. Check the Ireland Bus Service for timetables, routes and costs. There are bus inter-airport links between Cork and Dublin and Shannon.

last updated May 2012