New bus between west Cork and Cork city

A new bus service between west Cork (Skibbereen) and Cork City (St Patrick's Quay) will operate from 24 February 2020.

Bus company

The service is called West Cork Connect, and is run by Skibbereen-based Dave Long Coach Travel.

They can be contacted by email at or by phone at 021-7011288.


This is a seven days a week service, and initially has three buses per day on weekdays, and two per day at weekends.    Total journey time is 1:40  (one hour and 40 minutes).

The company also plans to offer late-night buses for concerts and special events.


The company aims to offer fares that are 40% cheaper than Bus √Čireann.

Tickets can be purchased on the bus (cash, debit and credit cards are accepted), and Free Travel passes are accepted.

On-line booking is now available on their website, and they promise that seats are guaranteed when booked on-line.

Bus stops

Bus stops for this service are in:
  • Skibbereen (Cahalanes, Bridge St)
  • Leap (Connolly's Bar)
  • Connonagh (Morris Arms Pub)
  • Rosscarbery (Celtic Ross Hotel)
  • Lisavaird (The Pike Bar)
  • Clonakilty (Croppy Quay)
  • Ballinascarthy (Henry Ford Tavern)
  • Bandon (Kellehers)
  • Innishannon (Mainstreet)
  • Wilton - (outside Cork University Hospital / CUH)
  • Western Road (Castle White apartments - UCC)
  • St Patrick's Quay (regional bus stops)