Thursday 27 March 2014


Union Hall is situated on the South West coast of Ireland. Located just off the N71 primary route which links Cork city to West Cork.From Cork city, follow signs for N71 or West Cork. Turn left at Leap village and then turn right over the bridge about a mile later. 
At one hour's drive from Cork city, Cork airport, and ferryport, Union Hall is a perfect touring base for scenic West Cork.

There is a link to google maps where your destination of Union Hall is already written in a box and you have to type in your starting point and the directions pop up.
A great way to plan your route is by using

Travelling by Road
Union Hall is located in West Cork approximately 77km south of Cork City.  When traveling from Dublin, follow the South Ring Road under the Jack Lynch Tunnel near Cork City and continue by following all signs for West Cork and the N71. When you approach Clonakilty you will come to a small Roundabout, take the 2nd Exit from this and continue on the Skibbereen by Pass Rd until you approach another roundabout. Take the first exit on this and continue onto the N71. Keep going until you arrive at the village of Leap and you will see a sign for Union Hall (R597). Cross bridge on your left hand side and continue along road until you arrive on the main St of Union Hall. AA route planner.

Travelling by Air
Cork airport is the nearest airport and is approx. 75km drive from Union Hall with flights landing from the UK and mainland Europe.  Car rental is also easily arranged through car rental desks located in the airport.  For further information, please visit the Cork Airport site.

Travelling by Sea
Brittany Ferries offers a service between Roscoff-Ringaskiddy (Cork) from April to Ocober.
Stena Line has a service from Fishguard – Rosslare all year round.
Irish Ferries service is from Pembroke – Rosslare all year round, two sailing a day and from Cherbourg –
Roslare from March – 3rd January

Travelling by Train
If you are travelling from Dublin or have arrived in Ireland by air or sea at Dublin / Dun Laoghaire /Rosslare, a comfortable way to travel onward to Cork is by train. Kent station in Cork is aprox 5 minutes walk from the city centre. For detailed rail options from your own location, please check the Irish Rail website.

Travelling by Bus
Traveling by bus is a cheap way to get around Ireland and a great way to meet people. These give unlimited travel on all Scheduled services - excluding Day Tours. You can get your ticket to Leap from any bus station.  For detailed coach options from your own location, please check the Bus Eireann website.

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