Welcome to Ballydehob

Gateway to the Mizen

Welcome to Ballydehob

Gateway to the Mizen

Once you find us, you’ll never want to leave

Ballydehob (Béal Átha an Dá Chab) is a charming village on the south west coast of Ireland. Lying about 33km east of Mizen Head, Europe’s most westerly point, it is embraced by rugged hills, rich natural beauty and wildlife, and a fascinating heritage.

The village and its environs have a vibrant and diverse population. It’s a great place to live with a mild climate, easy access to all amenities, and a lively community spirit. Whether you are exploring the possibility of living here, visiting for awhile, or just passing through, we want you to enjoy yourself and discover what we love and appreciate about our surroundings.

Explore our website to find your ideal place to sleep, eat, shop and relax in and around the area. The variety of businesses, bars, good eating places, fun festivals and community events ensures a warm welcome.

Ballydehob – Find Yourself Here

Ballydehob Community Council

Photo: Community Council members with Kitty O’Driscoll – Titanic Remembrance 2011

The Community Council meets in the Old Bank every first Monday of the month to conduct business on behalf of the village. Our primary means of financing comes through our weekly LOTTO draw. The monthly 50/50 DRAW raises funds specifically for the maintenance of the Bank House/ Ballydehob Tourist Office.  Tickets available in all participating businesses For €2 and €5 respectively. Results posted weekly on our Facebook page.


ARDURA – Liam Twomey (treasurer)

BALLYCUMMISK – Maura O’Brien (secretary)


BOLEAGH – Arthur Little


COORAGURTEEN – Kathleen O’Sullivan

DERRYCARHOON – Patrick Murphy (Chairperson)

GORTNAGROUGH – William Swanton (Asst Chair)

RAHEENROE – Billy O’Regan

SHANAVAGH – Eugene McSweeney

SHANAVAGH – Stephen Canty


STOUKE – Nora McSweeney

TOWN – Brendan Launders

TOWN – Tim Cronin



Ballydehob, the Gateway to the Mizen Peninsula in West Cork is the best of many worlds. It's rural charms, rich heritage and natural beauty epitomise the traditional Ireland that visitors love so much. It is also unabashedly and confoundingly modern in its diversity of people and trade. The area is well known for its artists, writers and alternative types. Now it is home to a growing number of innovators and trend setters, some who found it and couldn't leave, many who left and came back, and mostly those who held down the fort for the rest of us. Our home is rich in tradition, culture, music and craft nestled on Roaringwater Bay along the Wild Atlantic Way. Have we got a story for you! Pull up a stool.
BallydehobMonday, October 24th, 2016 at 10:55pm
This was the tame part of the celebrations. 😁
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