Location and Directions

Rosebank is 1 km outside Skibbereen in West Cork.

Please note that due to space restrictions at the Festival venue itself, all parking for the Festival will be at the Liss Ard Country House Hotel nearby. Wheelchair users and others with mobility impairments should contact the Festival organisers to arrange parking closer to the Festival venue.

Food and drink will be available on site throughout the Festival.

Getting to Skibbereen

By plane

The nearest airport is Cork (80 km away), but you can also fly into Shannon (220 km) and Dublin (350 km) airports. For directions from Cork Airport see below.

By ferry

Ferries from UK to Rosslare, or from UK to Dublin Port.

By car

From Cork City (and other points east )

Take the N71 west, heading for West Cork and Skibbereen; the route is pretty straightforward, and you will pass through Bandon and Clonakilty on the way. At Skibbereen follow the one way system to the Regal Roundabout with LIDL Retail Shop roundabout. Follow signs to Castletownsend, R596. All the parking for the Festival is at Liss Ard Country House Hotel, about 1 km along this road on the right.

From Cork Airport

As you leave the airport complex (there are two roundabouts within it), take the third exit from the roundabout on to the R600 Kinsale Road. Follow this road for about three miles, before coming to a junction (a sort of oblique crossroad) at Fivemilebridge where you take the right-hand turn on to the R613. This leads you through a village called Ballinhassig. Pass straight through and as you climb a hill on the far side you will see a turn to the left to join the N71 which is the main road west to Skibbereen.

At Skibbereen follow the one way system to the Regal Roundabout with LIDL Retail Shop roundabout. Follow signs to Castletownsend, R596. All the parking for the Festival is at Liss Ard Country House Hotel, about 1 km along this road on the right.

From Rosslare

From the ferry port follow signs to Wexford, and then before you get to Wexford itself, follow signs to Waterford, New Ross and Dungarven (don’t go into Wexford). There is at least one toll on the road around Waterford. You will soon pick up signs to Cork City.

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Where to Stay

There is a wide range of visitor accommodation in the area, but it is advisable to book early.

The following sites have listings of accommodation:

http://www.skibbereen.ie/business-directory-category/accommodation/

http://www.ballydehob.ie/accommodation-in-ballydehob/

http://www.schull.ie/category/where-to-stay/

And airbnb.ie and airbnb.co.uk currently also have availability for the weekend of the Festival, both to rent individual rooms within houses and whole properties.