Getting to Newcastle West

Situated on the N21, Newcastle West is long recognised as the gateway to the south west of Ireland. Located just 45 minutes drive from Limerick city and just a mere hour from Killarney. A bustling attractive town, easy to wander around and browse in its many fine boutiques and chic shoe shops which have dressed many a bride and her mother. Éigse Michael Hartnett Arts & Literary Festival is County Limerick’s prestigious festival hosted in the town of Newcastle West each April. As the town’s shops dress their windows with poetry for the Éigse festival, the streets, the library, all become ad hoc performance spaces. Leading Irish and international poets, writers and thinkers jostle with musicians, dancers, singers and storytellers. The breadth of the programme creates an ambiance of warmth and conviviality that lends itself to lively gatherings and easy conversations for the visitor and locals.

Join us and be stimulated, inspired, enthused and bemused!

City / Major Town
Limerick 29 miles / 46km
Tralee – 34 miles / 54km
Cork – 53 miles / 85km
Killarney – 40 miles / 64km

Kerry – 32 miles / 51km
Shannon- 40 miles / 64km
Cork – 50 miles / 80km

Useful Links for getting to Newcastle West
Newcastle West on Google Maps
Bus Eireann Journey Planner

Useful Phone numbers
Limerick Bus Station – 061 313333