Bantry House & Garden is situated just outside Bantry, a picturesque fishing and market town overlooking Bantry Bay about 90 minutes’ drive from Cork City. Bantry House is located on the N71 between Kinsale and Killarney, a scenic route long popular with visitors to Ireland. This area of Ireland is rugged, remote, and beautiful, with traditional Irish villages dotted along the coastline. Bantry is the gateway to the Sheep’s Head Peninsula, while the Mizen and Beara peninsulas offer unique day trips. Among the many activities available locally are hiking, golfing, fishing, and sailing.
West Cork is home to many excellent artisan food producers, whose products can be tasted every Friday at the market in Bantry. Fresh local produce is also available in the pubs and restaurants, including the Bantry House Tearoom.
There is a bus service to Bantry from Cork City. Bus times can be found at www.buseireann.ie
Distances from Bantry
|Cork Airport||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Shannon Airport||3 hours|
|Dublin Airport||4 hours 30 minutes|
|Kerry Airport||1 hour 30 minutes|
Directions to Bantry House from CORK CITY & AIRPORT
On leaving Cork, please look for the sign for West Cork (N71). This will take you out past the Wilton Roundabout and the Bandon Road Roundabout.
The N71 will take you into the village of Inishannon. The next town is Bandon, when you reach the bridge, take a right turn for Bantry, this is well signposted.
After about 15 minutes, Ballineen-Enniskeane is the next town. Dunmanway follows next, be sure to turn left when you reach the top of the square and follow the signs to Bantry. The last village is Drimoleague, and a further 20 minutes’ drive will bring you into Bantry.
Directions from County Kerry through GLENGARRIFF (N71)
As you come down the N71, drive through Glengarriff and Ballylicke. About 5 kilometers from Ballylickey, you will enter the town of Bantry. On approaching the square, head towards the N71 signpost for Cork. Just after the square, you will pass the Garda Siochána (Irish police) station and a couple of shops on your left. Just after the shops, still on your left drive through the stone archway under the gatelodge, continue up the main driveway, and this will bring you to the main house.