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Beautiful Bantry & Bay, Co. Cork, Ireland


Getting to Bantry

In addition to your local travel agents you can contact the followingfor your holiday information;

The Irish Tourism Offices at;

  • New York: 343 Park Avenue, NY 10154; Tel: 212 4180800.
  • London: 150 New Bond St, London W1Y OAQ; Tel: 171 5180800
  • Sydney: 5th Level, 36 Carrington St, NSW 2000; Tel: 02 9299 6177


To contact this local area directly;

  • Cork: Cork/Kerry Tourism, Grand Parade, Cork. Tel: 021 273251
  • Skibbereen: Cork/Kerry Tourism, North St., Skibbereen. Tel: 028 21766
  • Bantry: Bantry Tourist Office, Tel: 027 50229

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Bantry region is divided into three main areas corresponding with the peninsulas i.e. The Beara Peninsula, The Sheep's Head or in Irish (Muintir Bhaire) Peninsula and The Mizen Peninsula. These extend south-west in the Atlantic up to 30 miles.


The most useful maps for the area are;

  • West Cork Map 24 (old series) - ordnance survey
  • Ireland South Sheet No 4 - ordnance survey
  • Discovery Series no's 84, 85, 88 & 89 - ordnance survey

Bantry is located approximately 90k West of Cork City

  • The majority of the petrol/gas stations offer leaded, unleaded, diesel and gas. In fact, there is a filling station nearly every 15 k in the region. The main car repair shops are located in the town or nearby. Car rental and taxi services are available locally.
    The main airport feeding this region is at Cork (90k) or one hour's drive. Shannon Airport is about a three hour drive.
  • The main ferryports are at Cork Harbour (1.5 hours from Bantry) and Rosslare (4 hours drive)
  • Cork City is served by a mainline rail terminal.
    There is no train connection to Bantry. 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.
  • Contact George Plant Minibus & Taxi Services Providing private transport services for the West Cork/South East Kerry Region





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