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Getting there & away

Bus Éireann (021-450 8188; www.buseireann.ie) has 12 buses daily Monday to Saturday (four on Sunday) between Bantry and Cork (€13.50, two hours). In June and August, there’s one service daily to Killarney (€13, 12 hours) via Glengarriff and Kenmare.

The private Berehaven bus (70007) links Bantry to Castletownbere via Glengarriff. It leaves from the fire station in Wolfe Tone Sq at noon and 5.50pm on Monday, 3.45pm on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and 7.45pm Thursday (one way/return €8/15, 75 ­minutes).

Bantry Rural Transport (52727; www.ruraltransport.ie ; 5 Main St) runs a useful series of circular routes to Dunmanway, Durrus, Goleen, Schull, Skibbereen, and outlying villages. There’s a set price of €4/6 one way/return. Services run on set days only. Phone for details.