Locations > Coomhola Bridge

This is a tiny little settlement hidden off the main coastal road to Glengarriff that most people pass by, but for film makers this area, including the Priest’s Leap road nearby, is a gem. Quiet and forgotten, Coomhola Bridge straddles a lovely small river, popular with local fishermen in the know, and despite the bridge walls being a bit utilitarian it’s a great spot for filming.
This is also the gateway to the fabulous Priest’s Leap – an incredibly steep, winding single track road that goes right across the Cork & Kerry Mountains and is truly stunning – one of the most dramatic places in the whole of the County with breathtaking natural views both up the steep valley and down across the expanse of Bantry Bay.
You will hardly meet a person or a car here, but if it’s wild, upland dramatic scenery you are looking for, this is the perfect place. Only 15 minutes from Bantry Town it’s difficult to believe such dramatic scenery exists so close to the greenery below.

Distance from Cork: 1 hr 30 minutes
GPS Co Ordinates: N51˚44.607 W009˚27.341

Address Off N71 Bantry to Glengarriff Road, Co Cork
Region West Cork
Website www.bantry.ie