Planning a Trip
N71 is the main road into West Cork from north and south; from Cork and points east, N22 also leads to West Cork.
Bus Éireann (tel. 021/450-8188; www.buseireann.ie) provides daily bus service to the principal towns in West Cork.
Contact the Skibbereen Tourist Office, North Street, Skibbereen, County Cork (tel. 028/21766). It is open year-round Monday to Friday 9:15am to 5:30pm, with weekend and extended hours May through September. There are seasonal tourist offices in the Square, Bantry (tel. 027/50229), and Rossa Street, Clonakilty (tel. 023/33226), operating from May or June through August or September. The Beara Tourism & Development Association, the Square, Castletownbere (tel. 027/70054; www.bearatourism.com), is also open during the summer.