Where Is Ballyhoura

Ballyhoura Map

Situated at the crossroads of Munster, on the borders of counties Tipperary, Limerick and Cork, Ballyhoura Country is waiting to be explored and with this historic rural area includes the Ballyhoura Mountain Range as well as lush green pastures and plenty of history and culture. Friendly people, charming towns and villages and great food make you feel at home right from the get-go. Transport to the region may include Planes, Buses and Trains or depending on budget car hire is an option. Public transport is available in all small towns and villages but is is best to plan a route prior to the visit dates.

By Flying

The nearest airports are

Shannon Airport in Co Clare is within a hour bus or car journey to limerick City.

Cork Airport in Co Cork is within a hours car or bus to Mitchelstown or Mallow.

Kerry Airport around a 2 hour drive or bus to Mallow or limerick City

Dublin Airport is within a two-hour driving distance, Direct buses available to Limerick and Cork. Trains are direct from Dublin to Limerick Junction, Charleville, Mallow, limerick and Cork

By Sea

Ballyhoura is accessible from Cork Ferry Port, also known as Ringaskiddy Ferry Port, which is situated on the South Coast of Ireland, There are daily services between Cork-Roscoff (France) and Cork-Santander in (Spain).

Ballyhoura is also accessible via ferry from Rosslare port and Dublin port. Both ports offer daily services between Ireland-UK and are just a 3-hour drive away via car/bus. Operators at these ports include Irish Ferries, Stenaline and P&O Ferries.

Ballyhoura Mountains

By Bus

Bus √Čireann provide services to County Limerick and County Cork. For more information, phone +353 (0)1 836-6111.

Local Link provides a combination of scheduled public transport services and door-to-door services. Door to door services should be pre-booked with the Local Link office closest to the service you wish to go to.

Click here for Regular Rural Bus Service Timetables

Planning your Journey is the best way to access all rural transport and make the most of your visit this link can help you get access to services.

Kilfinane to Mitchelstown Here

Check out this link for local services in Ballyhoura Here

Ring A Link provides bus services from and to local towns.

JJ Kavanagh provides daily services to Limerick City.


Local Coach Hire - Kelly Travel being 100% family-owned and operated, are proud to be the premier choice for coach hire and bus hire in Limerick and Tipperary. Contact them on (+353)61 384422 or email [email protected]

Ballyhoura Tourist Office Kilfinane

By Train

Cork, Limerick Tipperary and Waterford are serviced by Irish Rail For further information on rail services, telephone +353 (0)1 836-6222.

The main train stations are in Limerick, Limerick Junction, Charleville, Mallow and Cork.

By Car Hire

There are many reputable car hire companies that operate within the region. Check out Europcar, Enterprise or Irish Car Rentals for details.

By Taxi

Taxi services are available in most towns in Ballyhoura and information is available from the local tourist information office and your accommodation provider.