Getting there
CORK- There are daily flights from Manchester, Birmingham and London to Cork. The flight time is about 50 minutes. It is a 45 minute drive from Cork Airport to Clonakilty. * March 2024- Currently the flight times from Birmingham to Cork are much better than from Manchester. It may be a longer journey from Leeds but with it being a smaller airport you might save on time parking and travelling through. A taxi or mini bus is about 30 Euro per person each way between Cork Airport and Clonakilty. A good car rental company is from Cork airport. SHANNON & KERRY- There are daily flights from Manchester and London to Shannon, flights every few days from Manchester to Kerry and flights every day from London to Kerry. If you were planning to travel around while in Ireland, a good option to do this is to drive from Shannon or Kerry along the Wild Atlantic Way finishing up at Clonakilty for the wedding or indeed continuing on this route thereafter. DUBLIN- There are also daily flights from Leeds Bradford, Manchester and London to Dublin. The flight time is about 40 minutes. There are daily ferries from Holyhead to Dublin Port. This ferry route takes about 2 hours (Swift ferry) or 4 hours (normal ferry). There is a P&O ferry from Liverpool to Dublin but this is the slow ferry and takes about 8 hours. Dublin Airport and Dublin Port are about a 4.5 hour motorway drive to Clonakilty. There is an East coastal route which takes about 6 hours driving, but this is mainly through towns and wouldn't be as scenic as the West Coast. A good option for an extended Ireland trip is to fly or ferry into Dublin, drive to Galway (a great city with lovely surrounding areas) and continue down the the West Coast, along the Wild Atlantic Way ending up in Clonakilty or indeed continuing on further. If you have a few extra days either side of the wedding, Kinsale is a great spot to visit or stay a few nights. It is about 45 mins drive East of Clonakilty. There is a direct bus from Cork airport to Kinsale and takes about half an hour. If you have any questions that we might be able to help with, please get in touch:, 0044 7774221747,, 0044 7802658873