Skibbereen is a small, remote town located in the southwest of Ireland, equidistant between Cork and Killarney. It’s a difficult place to access, with limited public transport services and no notable parking sites in operation. If you do decide to drive and risk finding a space, please take the N71 into Skibbereen town centre, which is where the test venue is situated.
In all honesty, given the challenges faced in reaching Skibbereen, we would recommend only sitting your theory test here if you live relatively close to the town. Travelling from further afield may incur significant costs, add considerable journey times, and leave you vulnerable to lateness.
There is one bus route whose transit line runs through the town; this is the number 237, which operates between Cork and Skibbereen in a north-east/south-west direction. If using this service, please exit at the Market Street bus stop, which will leave you with an approximate five-minute onwards journey to the test centre. Head north-west on Market Street, and continue straight on at the crossroads; this will take you onto North Street. Progress 250m, and you’ll see the test site appear on your right-hand side.
There is a modest bus network local to Skibbereen. Therefore, if you reside in the town itself or in the immediate area, it may be worth looking into available routes. If a suitable service is identified, please head for either the aforementioned Market Street stop or the Cork County Council building. To access the testing venue from the latter destination, please head southbound on North Street for roughly 500m. The centre will be on your left-hand side.
For further information about the 237 route, including scheduled stops, departure/arrival times, and return journeys, please head to the relevant ‘Moovit’ page.
Unfortunately, Skibbereen’s local train station is no longer operational. Furthermore, there are no stations within reasonable distance of the town. Killarney, Cork, and Rathmore stations are all over 80km away, and connecting public transport routes to the venue would take in excess of two hours to navigate from any of these sites. Therefore, we would recommend against travelling by train.
If you would like to explore potential train services, you can find out more information at the Irish Rail website, located here.
The venue is open at the following times:
- Monday-Friday: 9.00am-5.00pm
- Saturday: 9.00am-2.00pm
- This site is closed on a Sunday.