Inish Beg is located in the estuary of the River Ilen in West Cork Ireland.The island is reached by bridge, off the Skibbereen-Baltimore Road, 4.5 miles (7.5 km) from the town of Skibbereen.Our location in West Cork between the thriving towns of Skibbereen and Baltimore — and close proximity to several of Southwest Ireland’s favourite villages and historic landmarks — makes Inish Beg an ideal base for your stay. See more about the Nearby Towns and Areas of Interest.
Getting to West Cork Ireland
West Cork is an area of vast rural countryside – and the longest coastline in Ireland – with a variety of lovely small villages and busy market towns dotted throughout. The fact that West Cork is very easy to reach from Cork City, Cork Airport and Ferryport, makes the area ideal for getaways!Inish Beg is located 53 miles (86km) from Cork Airport, 60 miles (97km) from Ringaskiddy (Cork Ferryport) and 55 miles (88km) from the Cork City Centre/Railway Station.
Flights to Cork – click for details
Several airlines have flights to Cork Airport from most of the major cities of the UK and Europe. There are further services from Dublin and Shannon Airports, where you can choose to take connecting flights to Cork, or make your way to West Cork by car.
Car Hire Cork Airport – click for details
Several car hire companies are available from Cork Airport.
Ferry Service to Cork, Rosslare & Dublin – click for details
Brittany Ferries and Celtic Link Ferries provide service to the Ringaskiddy Ferry Terminal at the Port of Cork. The new Fastnet Line ferry service will be operating between Swansea and Cork (Ringaskiddy) from March. Irish Ferries and Stena Line provide service via Rosslare and Dublin.
Rail Service to Cork
Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) provides rail service to Cork City, with regular trains directly from Heuston Station in central Dublin and Limerick. Click here to visit the Iarnród Éireann web site with timetables and online booking.
Travel to West Cork
If you choose to travel without a car, we can arrange to pick you up from the Cork Airport, Cork Ferryport or Cork City Railway Station.
Bus Services to Cork and West Cork
Bus Éireann (Irish Bus) provides bus service throughout Ireland, including West Cork with direct service to Baltimore and Skibbereen. Click here to visit the Bus Éireann web site with timetables and online booking.
Irish Helicopter Charter – click for details
A helicopter charter will provide the quickest transfer from any of Ireland’s airports to Inish Beg. There are also helicopter services for transportation to special events and activities like golf and horse racing.
Taxi Services in West Cork – click for details
Taxi service is readily available from the Airport, Cork City Railway Station and Ferryport and for trips around West Cork.