International Audio Arts Festival

April 4th-7th 2019

Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, Ireland



Getting To HearSay19

Limerick City is at the top, & the blue road (M8) is the motorway from Cork (to the South 60 minutes) and Dublin (to the East 2.5 hours)

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Coming to HearSay by Public Transport:


Bus Eireann runs two buses per day to/from Limerick City Bus Station to Kilfinane via Kilmallock. One Leaves Limerick City Bus Station at 10.30am (arriving 11.35am) and one leaves the city bus station at 17.40 (arriving 1849). There is NO SERVICE ON SUNDAYS .

Hourly buses run daily from Cork City to Limerick City stopping in Charleville (18Km) and from Cork to Dublin stopping in Mitchelstown. (18Km) and our HearSay Bus service (see below) can help with catching these on Sunday.

The closest Rail stations are Charleville (18Km), and Limerick Junction (28Km) both on the main Cork-Dublin line.

Coming to HearSay by Car


Coming by road, from the East (Dublin direction) or South (Cork) it is recommended to turn off the M8 Motorway at Mitchelstown (20 minutes south of Kilfinane). From the West (Kerry) or North (Limerick/Galway) come via Kilmallock on the R512 road.


We will do route maps closer to the Festival with photos of the few junctions to help drivers so do check back. Please note Kilfinane is wrongly spelt 'Kilfinanne' on some maps.


Parking - There’s plenty of free parking in the village, with lots of space in the cark park situated opposite the church on the East side of the village.


Kilfinane on map1 Kilfinane on map2 Tractor RS

HearSay19  Essentials

Cork Airport is  75 Kilometres from Kilfinane. Its a small and friendly airport just like Shannon. These are currently the DIRECT flights to and from CORK in April

    • USA (Providence RI)

    • UK (Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff,  Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester,  Newcastle, Southampton)

    • Rest of Europe (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris,  Gdansk, , Lisbon, Malaga, Wroclaw)


We have found the website very good for finding the best value flights to Cork or Shannon.  


Getting from the Airports to Kilfinane.

If you are flying into the country, we’d strongly recommend that you rent a car. At this time of year, it's possible for example to rent a Ford Focus in Cork Airport for just €50 for 4 days.


A Taxi from Shannon Airport to Kilfinane is around 90 Euros.

A taxi from Cork Airport to Kilfinane is around 105 Euros.

An online (closed) group will be set up prior to HearSay19 HearSay Attendees and Contributors  to enable ride shares.


There are bus services (very easy to find in both airports) into Cork City Centre  (Cork) and Limerick City Centre (Limerick).


You can catch a bus twice daily from Limerick to Kilfinane. (See more below)  The closest towns served by Buses from Cork City are Mitchelstown and Charleville both 18 mins away.  From which you can get a taxi.


You can also catch a bus to Mitchelstown (Destination Cork) or Limerick City (Destination Limerick) from Dublin Airport

Local Taxi Services and the HearSay Shuttle

Local Taxi services can be contacted on the following numbers:  


  • Greg Conway - Taxi - 353 86 8140840 or 353 86 813 6506 - Based in Kilmallock  (only three cars).  Covers the Kilmallock/Kilfinane area. Can be booked in advance for longer trips.


  • Mike Sheedy - Taxi - 353 87 2064205 - Based in Kilfinane  (only one car). Can be booked in advance for longer trips. Working during the day.


There will be a special low-priced HearSay Bus service running over the festival weekend to help people get to the village and surrounding areas during the festival.  


If you want to connect with other attendees before the festival closed group is set for attendees, feel free to post a message to our Facebook page -


HearSay19 Transport Schedule 



Getting to HearSay19, Getting Around and Getting Away by Bus - Click Here


HearSay19 Transport Schedule