How to Get Here

The main entrance to Harper’s Island Wetlands is on the L3004 near Johnstown Close, Glounthaune, County Cork.

We are a short walk from Glounthaune railway station.

Harper’s Island Wetlands has one entrance, two viewing hides and a 2km nature trail and free public access during its opening hours. 


Harper’s Island Wetlands is conveniently located only 10 minutes from Cork City, 12 minutes from Midleton and 13 minutes from Cobh by train.

The entrance to Harper’s Island Wetlands is an eight minute walk from Glounthaune Railway Station. Part of the walk is on grass verge. Within the next year or so there will be a foot path all the way from the railway station to the entrance to the Wetlands.

For train times check out the Irish Rail Time Table


There is currently no Cycle-Way/Greenway passing Harper’s Island Wetlands but the recently announced Glanmire-Carrigtwohill Greenway will pass the entrance once it is complete. A bike stand will be installed at the entrance to the wetlands in the coming months.


Bus Eireann services 240, 241, 260, 260 stop outside Glounthaune Railway Station, 8 minutes walk from the entrance. Please see the Bus Eireann Website for further details of buses and timetables.


Where possible we would ask that you please take public transport to visit us, for a greener planet and because we have limited parking available, however if you are driving to Harper’s Island Wetlands, the site is situated just off the N25 – If coming from Cork City exit at Junction 2 Little Island, then drive east on the L3004 for about 2,5km, the entrance is on the right. If coming from the Midleton side exit at Junction 3 Tullagreen, then drive west on the L3004 for about 2.6km. The entrance is on the left.


There is free parking for a limited number of cars at the entrance to the wetlands.