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Chief O'Neill Music Festival
Annual celebration of this locally born champion and preserver of Irish music

Bantry Walking Festival
Expert guides lead treks along the Sheep's Head Way, around Whiddy Island, and along the shores of Bantry Bay to give you a taste of the walks West Cork has to offer.

Local Information:

Bantry Bay Lions Club
We are a service organisation of about twenty-six members. We have served our community in West Cork since 1995. We make ourselves useful and have a bit of fun in the process. The service which we provide includes Message in a Bottle, Safetalk and ASIST suicide prevention workshops,  Christmas Food Hampers, Holidays for the old and lonely, organising educational competitions  for the youth such as the All Ireland Intel Ideation scheme which we have just won and raising funds for local and international charities.

Lions Clubs generally act as a conduit for emergency support for victims of disasters such as the Philippine Island hurricane and Bantry Bay Lions raised over €35,000 this year for charities.  We are a 100% voluntary organisation paying our overheads from our own pockets ensuring that 100% of funds generated go to the charity for which it is donated. We are proud of our work and would do more with more members. We are currently seeking new members and if you would like to enjoy making a meaningful contribution to society, please feel free to drop in to our regular meetings at the old Gaelscoil on the second Thursday of every month.  You can be sure of a chéad mile fáilte.

Bantry Bay Port Company Limited
Bantry Bay is the largest of the long marine inlets in south-west Ireland. It is approximately 35 km long, running in a south-west to north-easterly direction. The entrance to the bay is approximately 10 km wide, steadily narrowing to 3-4 km at its head. Bere Island, situated on the north shore adjacent to Castletownbere, and Whiddy Island lying near the head of the bay on the southern shore are the two largest islands in the bay.

Port of Cork
Promoting and developing Cork as a world class port facilitating the efficient and environmentally sustainable movement of goods and people to and from the marketplace while advancing the marine leisure opportunities presented by Cork’s natural harbour.

Car Hire

Payless Car Rental Ireland
Payless Car Rental offers discount car hire throughout Ireland with airport locations in Cork, Dublin, Kerry and Shannon and city centre locations in Dublin and Galway.  Visit the website for fantastic deals.

Rhino Car Hire Ireland
Rhino arrange great value car hire throughout Ireland from the leading rental agents such as Avis, Hertz and Europcar.

Tour Information

My Ireland Tour
Tours of Ireland for Single Travellers. My Ireland Tour offers a range of guided tours of Ireland. You will have your own room as you explore this beautiful land.

Discover Ireland Tours
Ireland's Premier Destination Management Company

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The West Cork Connection:

West Cork Connection

The comprehensive online guide to accommodation, events, attractions, activities and businesses in West Cork, the gem of the Emerald Isle!

West Cork Food
A showcase for the world-class artisan food producers of West Cork and short holiday breaks for food enthusiasts – come and meet the producers!

Other Businesses and Organisations:

Blairscove House and Restaurant
Fine dining, B&B and self-catering accommodation on Dunmanus Bay

Christine Thery
Artist in the West Cork landscape

Gallán Mór
Boutique Bed and Breakfast and The Cottage Self-Catering Holiday Accommodation

Gubbeen Farmhouse Products
Artisan cheeses, smokehouse and charcuterie, herbs and vegetables

Heir Boat Works
Building, sailing and teaching. The home of the Heir Island Sloop.

Heir Island Holistics
Various holistic treatments during the summer months and weekend workshops for anyone who wants to de-stress, learn a new life skill and relax in a unique yet serene environment.

Kevin Cadogan Artist
Artist drawing inspiration from the West Cork landscape

Munster Treatment Rooms
Sports massage and physical therapy in custom-built clinic

Pencil Portraits Ireland
Your precious photos brought to life

Skibbereen Book Shop
Books, maps, artists’ materials and stationery. Book ordering service.

West Cork Holidays
Superb waterfront holiday let nestling in a truly spectacular yet private setting at the very head of Dunmanus Bay, West Cork.

The Woodburning Centre
Stoves, fireplaces and advice from West Cork

Woodcock Smokery
Quality smoked fish products from sustainable sources