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General Queries

When is the Concert Series?

Our Concert Series runs out of season annually, usually starting in September through to March the following year. The dates are set in the autumn and publicised as soon as they are available.

You’ll find our most current programme here.

How can I get to the Concert Series?

Located along the Wild Atlantic Way, Bantry is approximately 90 km west of Cork City. We’ve detailed directions to help you get here by any mode of travel – see our Travelling to Bantry pages.

If you are unsure of travel directions please get in touch with our local Tourist Information Office – they are more than happy to help you to get to this beautiful part of Ireland.

Can you tell me about accommodation, restaurants and tourist information?

There is a wide choice of accommodation in the region – Manor House Hotels and Hotels, Lodges and Guesthouses, Bed & Breakfasts and Farmhouses.  To explore your options, browse our Fáilte Ireland-approved listings or see the Co Cork listings at Discover Ireland.

If you’re having trouble finding accommodation our local Tourist Information Office will be delighted to help you.

You can also find out more about our local area and things to do on our own Tourist Information pages.


Can I get a discount for booking multiple events?

Yes! Each year we have special offers for purchasing tickets for more than one concert in the series. You’ll find the details on our Programme pages.

Please get in touch our West Cork Music Box Office for these requests as they aren’t currently available on our website.

Can I get a discount for a group booking?

We don’t currently offer group booking discounts but, depending on circumstances, it’s worth getting in touch with us in case we can help you.

Please get in touch with our West Cork Music Box Office for these requests.

Do you have any concessions for children, students or pensioners?

We offer a concession for most events to students and children under 16. No other concessions are available.

Please get in touch our West Cork Music Box Office for these requests as they aren’t currently available on our website.


How do I find the venues?

We have several maps of the venues available to you:

  • Online here
  • Paper copies are available in our main office
  • Poster copies are displayed in our office and venues
  • You’ll also find tourist maps of Bantry and the surrounding area at our offices and at the local Tourist Information Offices on Bantry Square.

All our local venues are within easy walking distance of each other.

Where can I park?

In the town itself, street parking is limited to 2 hours, Mon-Sat 9am – 6pm. But there are several free car parks around the town:

  • By the Bay
    • directly off the main square at the Supervalu turn
    • take the Supervalu turn from the main square and there is indoor and outdoor parking by the supermarket itself
  • In town
    • By Biggs Catering Supplies, just down from the Library, off Bridge St
    • Off William St, on the left after An Post
How about disabled parking?

St Brendan’s Church has disabled parking spaces directly outside. Please let us know in advance and we can book you a space for any concerts you are attending.

There are also disabled parking spaces throughout the town centre, and in the carparks mentioned in the previous FAQ.

Would you consider a dedicated venue?
West Cork Music began in the mid-’90s as an idea in the head of Francis Humphrys – farmer and founder of the renowned West Cork Chamber Music Festival. It has grown into a suite of 3 world-class festivals, supported by formidable education and outreach activities.

But now, the festivals need a home so we can fulfil our ambitions for music and arts events, education, and community activities year-round. We have plans for a world-class arts venue and a Music Education Centre that will drive learning from beginner to elite levels to create the musicians and audiences of the future!

Learn more about our plans for a dedicated venue for West Cork Music. > https://bantrymusiccentre.ie