How to get there
There are regular flights from the UK and many other countries to Dublin and Cork. Ryanair also has flights
to Farranfore (Kerry Airport, near Killarney).
Internal flights in Ireland (Dublin-Cork and Dublin-Kerry Airport/Farranfore) are handled by Aer Arann.
You can book online via the airlines' websites or through a travel agent.
From Cork Airport there is a regular bus service to Cork City. From the Cork bus station
the Cork-Killarney bus (express service 40) stops
in Ballyvourney (close to Coolea).
From Dublin you can travel from Heuston Station by train to Cork or Killarney.
The easiest way to explore rural Ireland is by car. You can
rent a car at Cork Airport, or when you book through an
airline web site.
Ferry / Car
If you intend to take your own car you can cross from Fishguard in
Southwest Wales to Rosslare in Southeast Ireland. There are also frequent
crossings from Holyhead (Northwest Wales) to Dublin or Dun Laoghaire.
From the Continent you can use the Channel Tunnel or take the boat from Calais to Dover.
There is also a direct ferry service from France (Cherbourg or Roscoff) to Ireland.
From the airport you pass Cork on the N 25/N 22 to Killarney. About 15 kilometres
(10 miles) out of Macroom you reach Ballyvourney where you make a left turn in
front of the Mills Inn across the River Sullane.
Now follow the signs to Tír na Meala.