Dunmanway is a small but busy market town in the valley of the Bandon River, full of character and charm and with a diverse choice of things to see and do. It is just 45 minutes from both Killarney and Cork City, making it an ideal touring base.
Dunmanway has a colourful history and a range of activities for visitors. The town is encompassed by spectacular scenery, with hills and lakes to the North, South and West and can lay claim to being “The Gateway to The Mountains”. As such it is ideal for hill walking, kayaking, fishing, cycling and horse-riding.
The local recreational grounds boast a 25 metre public swimming pool, an 18-hole pitch and putt course, children’s’ playground, tennis courts, an astro turf soccer pitch and an outdoor gym. Like other parts of County Cork, road bowling is a popular sport in the surrounding area, and the All-Ireland road bowling championships took place in Dunmanway in July 2011.
DIRECTIONS: Located on the R586, about 60km west of Cork city, 35km from Bantry and 23km from Clonakilty.
Dunmanway information courtesy of www.dunmanway.ie and Tommy Collins.