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Slim Retreat, Parkana, Bantry, West Cork, Ireland.
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Where is West Cork?
Opinion is divided as to exactly “where” West Cork is. Some folks say it’s more a state of mind than a geographical location – some others say it’s a republic. For the sake of this website, let’s say it stretches from the Atlantic in the west to about Bandon in the East… though we’re open to discussion about that. West Cork has a flavour all of its own, with amazing scenery, weather that changes so fast you’ll never be bored with it.
The Lonely Planet Guide recently declared that “everything you could want from Ireland could be found in Cork. West Cork is the most unspoilt and enchanting part of that county”.
Bantry sits nestled between the Sheep’s Head and Beara Peninsulas. Bantry Bay is one of the deepest natural harbours in the world and a view of the bay from either of the two peninsulas gives you a serene sense of peace and tranquility. A French Armada landed here over 300 years ago in a significant period of Ireland’s past and forms part of Bantry’s history and culture today.
Approximate Travel Times and Distances to Slim Retreat
|Place||Distance||Travel Time (by car)|
|Cork City||85km | 52 miles||1 hour 20 mins|
|Cork Airport||82km | 51 miles||1 hour 18 mins|
|Cork Ferry Port||101km | 63 miles||1 hour 30 mins|
|Kerry Airport||99km | 62 miles||1 hour 38 mins|
|Shannon Airport||190km | 118 miles||2 hours 50 mins|
|Rosslare Ferry Port||280km | 174 miles||3 hours 50 mins|
|Dublin Airport/Ferry Port||350km | 217 miles||4 hours 50 mins|