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  • From Cork Airport to Aran Lodge, Ballylickey, Bantry Co. Cork
     
    • Route 1 - 1hr 36 mins 94 kms (58 miles) - Direct Route
       
      • Start out at Cork Airport, Cork. Follow exit signs for all routes
      • Airport Road Roundabout - Take 3rd exit R600 (signposted Kinsale)
      • Fivemilebridge (Junction with R613) - At crossroads turn right R613 (signposted Bandon)
      • Ballinhassig - R613
      • Junction with N71 - Turn left to join N71
      • Junction with R589/R607 - At roundabout take 2nd exit N71
      • Inishannon (edge of) Bandon - N71
      • At roundabout take 3rd exit (signposted Town Centre) N71
      • Arrive at Bandon N71
      • Follow signs Bantry, Dunmanway R586
      • Enniskean R586
      • Ballineen R586
      • Dunmanway Follow signs Bantry R586
      • Drimoleague R586
      • Junction with N71 - Turn right N71
      • Bantry - Forward (signposted Killarney) N71
      • Arrive at Ballylickey  - Aran Lodge is on the right, opposite the Ouvane Falls Pub & Restaurant
         
    • Route 2 - 1hr 45 mins 94 kms (58 miles) - Mountainous Route
       
      • Start out at Cork Airport, Cork. Follow exit signs for all routes
      • Airport Road Roundabout - Take 1st exit N27 (signposted Cork) In 2 miles at mini-roundabout forward
      • Kinsale Road Roundabout - Travelodge (Cork) At roundabout take 1st exit N25 (signposted Killarney, West Cork)
      • Junction for Togher
      • Sarsfield Road Roundabout
        At roundabout take 3rd exit (signposted Killarney (N22)
      • Wilton Roundabout - At roundabout take 2nd exit N71
      • Junction with N22 - Turn left N22 (signposted Killarney)
      • Junction with R608 - At roundabout take 2nd exit
      • Ballincollig N22
      • Ovens N22
      • Junction with R585 - Turn left R585 (signposted Bandon)
      • At Crookstown turn left for Bantry
      • Bear right at small service station
      • After four miles past the Coppeen pub, bear left at a sharp fork
      • Pass Daly's Pub
      • Sharp turn right to Kealkill (and Bantry) over the Cousane Gap
      • After Kealkill, bear left to join the Bantry Road R584
      • Pass through Pearson's Bridge and by Mary Anne's Bar
      • N71 junction Ballylickey, turn right (The Ouvane Falls Pub & Restaurant is opposite you)
      • Turn right into Aran Lodge
         
    • Route 3 - 1 hr 56 mins 116 kms (72 miles)  - Scenic Route
       
    • Start out at Cork Airport, Cork -Follow exit signs for all routes
    • Airport Road Roundabout - Take 3rd exit R600 (signposted Kinsale)
    • R600 Fivemilebridge (Junction with R613) At crossroads right R613 (signposted Bandon)
    • R613 Ballinhassig
    • Junction with N71 - Turn left to join N71
    • Junction with R589/R607 - At roundabout take 2nd exit
    • Innishannon - Turn left N71
    • Edge of Bandon - At roundabout take 3rd exit (signposted Town Centre)
    • Bandon - Follow signs Clonakilty N71
    • Gaggin
    • Ballinscarthy (birthplace of Henry Ford)
    • Clonakilty N71 - Follow signs Ross Carbery, Skibbereen N71
    • N71 edge of Rosscarbery
    • N71 Connonagh
    • N71 Leap
    • If you have time take a left turn in Leap to visit the beautiful seaside villages of Glandore, Castletownsend, Unionhall and Baltimore which can also take you to Skibbereen.
    • N71 Skibbereen - Follow signs Bantry (N71)
    • Junction with R595/N71 - At roundabout take 1st exit N71
    • (Edge of) Ballydehob - Turn right (signposted Bantry)
    • Bantry - Forward (signposted Killarney) 
    • Arrive Ballylickey, turn right opposite the Ouvane Falls Pub & Restaurant into Aran Lodge.
       
  • From Dublin
     
    • Dublin - Newbridge - Kildare - Monasterevin - Portlaoise - Durrow - Urlingford - Cashel - Mitchelstown - Fermoy - Rathcormack - Cork - Take N71 for West Cork - Bandon - turn right and take the main road for Bantry - Enniskeane - Ballineen - Dunmanway - Drimleague - Bantry - Out of Bantry 3 miles on the Glengarriff Road
      Total Distance approx 350km (219 miles)
       
  • From Rosslare Harbour
     
    • Rosslare Harbour - New Ross - Waterford - Youghal - Cork - Take N71 for West Cork - Bandon - turn right and take the main road for Bantry - Enniskeane - Ballineen - Dunmanway - Drimleague - Bantry - Out of Bantry 3 miles on the Glengarriff Road
      Total Distance approx 274km (170 miles)
       
  • From Shannon Airport
     
    • Shannon Airport - Limerick - Adare - Rathkeale - Newcastle West - Abbeyfeale - Castleisland - Farranfore - Killarney - Kenmare - Glengarriff - Cottages 6km (4 miles) out on Bantry Road
      Total Distance approx 195km (122 miles)

       
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