Bank House

The colourful Bank House stands in the centre of Ballydehob, West Cork, Ireland where it had once housed the local branch of Allied Irish Bank. As banks closed throughout rural Ireland in the last decade many villages were left with one more empty building to remind us of the our decline. In a troubling time of deep austerity the area Community Council bought the Bank House on behalf of the community at large to provide a venue to celebrate heritage and love of place.

Here you can read through the Community Councils long term vision for our Bank House:  BACC BankHouseVisionStatmenet

The Bank House hosts an array of events including art exhibitions, craft workshops and the popular Talk at the Vaults. Ballydehob is the Gateway of the Mizen Peninsula. As such, the Bank House acts as a tourist information centre offering leaflets and friendly advice on what to do and where to go in our village and around the Mizen.

Most recently, the Ballydehob Country Music Festival invited the world to witness the spectacle that was “A Country and Western Wedding” on its premises. Hilarious highlights can be viewed here.




Contact Details

For local information and inquiries on using the Bank House for your workshop or event

Phone Number: 028 25922
Address Bank House Main street, Ballydehob
Keep up with current events on the Bank House Facebook Page

Peak Season Hours:  (May-Sept) MON-SAT 10:30am – 5:00pm
Off Season Hours:  (Oct – Apr) MON-WED 9am-3pm

Why not volunteer to help this summer? Phone Josephine at 086 407 3780 for details.



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.

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