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Blarney Castle

From The Lee Valley:
Route: N22 East from Macroom to just past Ballincollig roundabout (20 miles / 32Km). Turn left and follow R579 (3miles / 5Km) to crossroads. Turn right onto R617 to Blarney (2 miles / 3Km). Travel time approx. 40 minutes.

From North Cork:
Route: R582 from Millstreet to Macroom (14 miles / 22Km) N22 East from Macroom to just past Ballincollig roundabout (20 miles / 32Km). Turn left and follow R579 (3miles / 5Km) to crossroads. Turn right onto R617 to Blarney (2 miles / 3Km). Travel time approx. 55 minutes.

From Cork City:
Route: Take N22 from city centre (Western Road) to end of Carrigrohane road (very long straight road). (4 miles / 7Km). Turn right and follow R579 (3miles / 5Km) to crossroads. Turn right onto R617 to Blarney (2 miles / 3Km). Travel time approx. 15 minutes.

From South Cork:
Route: N71 from Skibbereen to Cork City (53 miles / 85Km) Take 1st exit at Wilton roundabout to Victoria Cross (on N22). Turn right onto N22 (straight road) to just before Ballincollig roundabout (5 miles / 8Km). Turn right and follow R579 (3miles / 5Km) to crossroads. Turn right onto R617 to Blarney (2 miles / 3Km). Travel time approx. 1 hour 30 minutes.

From East Cork:
Route: N25 / N22 from Youghal to just before Ballincollig roundabout (40 miles / 64 Km). Turn right and follow R579 (3miles / 5Km) to crossroads. Turn right onto R617 to Blarney (2 miles / 3Km). Travel time approx. 1 hour.

From South Kerry:
Route: N22 from Killarney to just after Ballincollig roundabout (50 miles / 80 Km). Turn right and follow R579 (3miles / 5Km) to crossroads. Turn right onto R617 to Blarney (2 miles / 3Km). Travel time approx. 1 hour 10 minutes.

From North Kerry:
Route: N21 & N22 East from Macroom to just past Ballincollig roundabout (70 miles / 112Km). Turn left and follow R579 (3miles / 5Km) to crossroads. Turn right onto R617 to Blarney (2 miles / 3Km). Travel time approx. 2 hours.


Kinsale

From the Lee Valley:
Route: N22 East from Macroom to Stage Cross(6 miles / 10Km). Turn right and follow R590 (1mile / 2Km) through Crookstown village to crossroads. Turn right at T-Junction and continue (10 miles / 16Km junction with R589. Turn right and continue to Bandon (2 miles / 3Km). Turn left after bridge and follow N71 to far side of Inishannon (4 miles / 6Km) and turn right up hill. Follow R605 to Kinsale(6 miles / 9Km). Travel time approx. 50 minutes.

From North Cork:
Route: R582 from Millstreet to Macroom (14 miles / 22Km). N22 East from Macroom to Stage Cross(6 miles / 10Km). Turn right and follow R590 (1mile / 2Km) through Crookstown village to crossroads. Turn right at T-Junction and continue (10 miles / 16Km junction with R589. Turn right and continue to Bandon (2 miles / 3Km). Turn left after bridge and follow N71 to far side of Inishannon (4 miles / 6Km) and turn right up hill. Follow R605 to Kinsale(6 miles / 9Km). Travel time approx. 65 minutes.

From Cork City:
Route: Use South Link bypass to reach Airport Roundabout. From there take R600 direct to Kinsale. Distance 20 miles (32 Km)

From South Cork:
Route: N71 from Skibbereen to just past Clonakilty (20 miles / 32Km). Turn right and follow R600 through Timoleague and Ballinspittle to Kinsale (17 miles / 27 Km)
Travel time approx. 50 minutes.

or from Remainder of South Cork

Take best route to N71 and take either R600 or R603 to Kinsale.

From East Cork:
Route: N25 from Youghal to Cork City (30 miles / 48Km) Follow signs for airport through city and take R600 to Kinsale (17 miles / 27Km) Travel time approx. 1 hour.

From South Kerry:
>Route: N22 from Killarney to Stage Cross (6 miles / 9Km) past Macroom (36 miles / 58Km). Turn right and follow R590 (1mile / 2Km) through Crookstown village to crossroads. Turn right at T-Junction and continue (10 miles / 16Km junction with R589. Turn right and continue to Bandon (2 miles / 3Km). Turn left after bridge and follow N71 to far side of Inishannon (4 miles / 6Km) and turn right up hill. Follow R605 to Kinsale(6 miles / 9Km). Travel time approx. 1.5 hours.

From North Kerry:
Route: N21 / N22 East from Tralee, through Macroom (50 miles / 80Km) to Stage Cross(6 miles / 10Km) east of Macroom. Turn right and follow R590 (1mile / 2Km) through Crookstown village to crossroads. Turn right at T-Junction and continue (10 miles / 16Km junction with R589. Turn right and continue to Bandon (2 miles / 3Km). Turn left after bridge and follow N71 to far side of Inishannon (4 miles / 6Km) and turn right up hill. Follow R605 to Kinsale(6 miles / 9Km). Travel time approx. 2 hours 15 mins.

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