Getting here

The nearest airport is Cork Airport which has frequent flights from many European cities.

The nearest ferry port is Rosslare, which has daily sailings from Fishguard in Wales, see for details, and from Pembroke Dock in Wales, see Rosslare is about 1 hour 45 minutes’ drive from Lismore.

By car from Cork: Lismore is about an hour from Cork City on the M8 (Dublin) road. Take exit 16, following the R628 to the N72, signposted Lismore and Waterford.

By car from Dublin or Dublin Airport: Lismore is about 2.5 hours from Dublin on the M8 (Limerick) and M7 (Cork) motorways. Leave the M7 at junction 11, taking the R639 exit to Cahir. Afer 500m take the R668 to the N72, following signs for Lismore. There is a public car park in the centre of the town.

Unfortunately, Lismore is not well served by public transport. If you forsee a problem getting to the Festival, call us and we’ll see if we can help.

For more on the local area see Exploring the Blackwater Valley.