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.

In 2017, 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, P81 AO21

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.

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