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

Departs from Parnell Place, beside Central Bus Station.
Seats must be booked in advance

Mon – Wed, Fri, Sat
dep. 18:00 / arr. 20:15
Harrington’s Bus, Tel: 00 353 (0) 27 74003

Thu
dep. 18:00 / arr. 21:00
O’Donoghue’s Bus, Tel: 00 353 (0) 27 70007

Sun
dep. 19:30 / arr. 21:45
Harrington’s Bus, Tel: 00 353 (0) 27 74003

Seats must be booked in advance

Mon – Wed, Fri, Sat
dep. 08:00 / arr. 10:15
Harrington’s Bus, Tel: 00 353 (0) 27 74003

Thu
dep. 16:50 / arr. 19:00
O’Donoghue’s Bus, Tel: 00 353 (0) 27 70007

Sun
dep. 07:30 / arr. 10:30
Harrington’s Bus, Tel: 00 353 (0) 27 74003

National Bus Services (Bus Eireann)

Departs from Central Bus Station
Tel: 00 353 (0) 21 450 8188

Mon, Wed, Fri
dep. 08:30 / arr. 11:30
dep. 14:30 / arr. 17:40

Sat
dep. 08:30 / arr. 11:30

Sun
dep. 10:30 / arr. 13:20

Timetable is seasonally adjusted. Please check the schedule on www.buseireann.ie

Tel: 00 353 (0) 21 450 8188

Mon, Wed, Fri
dep. 07:20 / arr. 10:30
dep. 13:30 / arr. 16:40

Sat
dep. 13:30 / arr. 16:40

Sun
dep. 14:15 / arr. 17:30

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