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Getting Here

Important Notice: (Added Saturday 4th August)

All cars coming to Liss Ard Festival, please make your way to Carbery Show Grounds, Mill Rd, Skibbereen. We will be operating shuttle buses from the Show Grounds to the Liss Ard Festival for the weekend. If coming from Cork (Cork Rd) then take the 1st exit at the first roundabout and then take the next immediate right.

Shuttle Service To Festival from Skibbereen:

Dept point : Longs Chipper on Main St (on bridge)
Dept times: 1pm, 2pm, 4pm & 6pm.

To Skibereen:

Dept point: Bus Drop Off on festival site
Dept times: 12.30am & 2.30am

There is a charge of EU1 per trip


Taxi Numbers

Alwyn Harris Taxi   028-22296     
Fahy Oliver            028-22677
Skibb Cabs            028-23823/086 8543233
West Cork Cabs     1850-400600/1800-424424
Dolphin Cabs         028-23323     
Hegarty Jean         086-8346396     
Skibbereen Cabs    028-21258     
JP'S                      086 1212999

Skibbereen is 53 miles from Cork city.

Bus Eireann have two scheduled services running from Cork Cork city centre to Skibbereen; No 237 & No 252 - check for times. 

Liss Ard is 10 minutes walk from the town and there is a footpath the whole way.

There is a car park just inside the Festival Grounds and there is also ample parking in and around Skibbereen.


Liss Ard Festival 2012 this year takes place in the stunning 200 acre countryside setting of Liss Ard Estate in West Cork, Ireland

The beautiful 200-acre estate and its Georgian Liss Ard House and Victorian Liss Ard Lake Lodge country manor houses have been carefully refurbished to retain the elegance and charm of bygone eras, while conferring luxury and modern conveniences. The Stunning views on the lake and the ornamental gardens further add to the simple yet luxurious minimalist style, and with woodland walks with specially designed pathways, Liss Ard Estate offers guests a truly contemplative experience.

The magnificent gardens include the 'Crater' - designed by James Turrell, the extraordinary American artist who is world-renowned for his works on the theme of 'Light', and the Swiss architect Gert Burla. The Crater was created for the Irish skies to be appreciated by the spectators lying on the stone structures at the bottom - the dome-effect that is created in the elliptical frame is truly an unforgettable experience

When it was operating as a full-service hotel, not only did the Tatler Travel Guide 1999 decorate Liss Ard Lake Lodge as "One of the 101 Best Hotels worldwide", the Liss Ard offering was also extensively covered in magazines such as Vogue and Select.

Liss Ard has been a retreat in the past to numerous celebrities, including Oasis, Lou Reed, Van Morrison, Patti Smith and Nick Cave.

For more information about this stunning location, visit 


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