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How you get here

From Overseas

By Air

Cork Airport
A 2 hour drive from Dzogchen Beara. Direct connections to the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland.
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Kerry (Farranfore) Airport
A 2 hour drive from Dzogchen Beara. Direct connections to London, Frankfurt, Alicante and Faro.
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Shannon Airport
A 3.5 hour drive from Dzogchen Beara. Direct connections to the UK, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the USA.
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Dublin Airport
Connecting flights to Kerry (Farranfore) Airport see above.
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By Sea

Brittany Ferries
Irish Ferries
P&O Ferries

Within Ireland

By Public Transport

Casteltownbere is the closest town to Dzogchen Beara. There is no public transport link but there are taxi services for the short drive (see below).

Bus and rail services to Cork
Buseireann or Aircoach
Irish Rail

Journey Planner

From Cork City to Castletownbere

Local Bus Services

Private Bus Operators depart from Parnell Place beside the Central Bus Station in Cork.
Seats must be booked in advance.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Depart Cork: 18.00 Arrive Castletownbere: c.20.15
Harrington’s Bus. Telephone: 00 353 (0)27 74003

Thursday
Depart Cork: 18.00 Arrive Castletownbere: c.21.00
O’Donoghue’s Bus. Telephone: 00 353 (0)27 70007

Sunday
Depart Cork: 19.30 Arrive Castletownbere: c.21.45
Harrington’s Bus. Telephone: 00 353 (0)27 74003

Private Bus Operators depart Castletownbere from “The Square” or the car park opposite
Supervalu supermarket depending on the day. Buses arrive in Cork beside the Central Bus Station.

Seats must be booked in advance

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Depart Castletownbere opposite SuperValu: 08.00 Arrive Cork: 10.15
Harrington’s Bus. Telephone: 00 353 (0)27 74003

Thursday
Depart Castletownbere from “The Square”: 07.30 Arrive Cork: 10.30
O’Donoghue’s Bus. Telephone: 00 353 (0)27 70007

Sunday
Depart Castletownbere opposite SuperValu: 17.00 Arrive Cork: c.19.00
Harrington’s Bus. Telephone: 00 353 (0)27 74003

National Bus Services (Bus Eireann)



There is a National Bus Service that runs from Cork to and from Castletownbere on Mondays, Wednesdays,
Fridays and Weekends. The timetable is seasonally adjusted. Please check the schedule on www.buseireann.ie


Taxi
Cost c. €160, journey time 2.5 hours

From Castletownbere to Dzogchen Beara

Taxi
The 15 minute journey costs c. €15.

Shanahan‘s Taxi: 00 353 (0)27 70116
Beara Cabs: 00 353 (0)87 6494796
AD Hackney Service: 00 353 (0)87 284 5796

By Car

Whichever way you drive take your time and relax. If you hurry you will take just as long, or probably longer, and you will miss some stunning scenery. West Cork is renowned for its magnificent mountain scenery and Wild Atlantic Way coastline, and is something that shouldn’t be missed. Dzogchen Beara is located 5 miles west of Castletownbere on the Allihies road.

AA Journey Planner

Driving via Killarney (from the West)
2 hrs. Follow the R571 road when you pass through Kenmare (after the bridge turn right).

Driving from Cork by car (from the East)
2.5 hours