This is the Website for the North Cork Town of
Buttevant, lying approxamitly half way between Cork and Limerick Cities on the N20. Founded in the 13th
Century by the De Barry family. The town derives its name from the French word "Boutavant" when translated is
thought to mean "Push forward" it has been associated with fortifications as in the most forward
exposed tower of a fortification, a" Boutavant Tower". In the DeBarry context it is thought it may
mean "Boutavant" their most forward exposed fortification as they pushed into North Cork from their base in
This site was created to
- Buttevant's location as a business centre in the heart of
To show its a great place to live with excellent
schools and loads of activity's to suit all
To promote the Town's rich
As a place where those abroad can
check in to see how things are at
Buttevant has a huge number of historical monuments, Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Bridges, Standing
Stones, Fulachta Fladh, Souterrains, and Ring Forts. Check out the History section of our site.
Buttevant is ideally located in the centre of Munster. Its
located half way between Cork (40mins) and Limerick (45mins) on the N20. To the West you have Killarney
and Tralee (60mins) and the East Mitchelstown (20mins) Fermoy (30mins) and Waterford (90mins)
The connection to the proposed M20 motorway will be within
one mile, it has a Railway connection (not utilised at the moment) and Bus connections to Cork and Limerick every
It has a newly completed state of the art sewerage plant and
water main system.
Fiber Optic broadband connection.
Warehouse Space and two Zoned Commercial
Buttevant has two Playschool's, the Buttevant
Community Playschool, and Donnas
National School, Scoil Mhuire Na Trocaire, and one Secondary School,
Colaiste Pobail Naomh Mhuire.
a wide variety of sporting organisations in the town,
GAA:The Gaa have
their grounds located in the site of the Old Military Barracks. The complex includes, Main Pitch (flood
lit for practice in the evenings), Practice Alley, Large Community Hall and changing
cater for Boys, Girls and Adults with Hurling, Football and Camogie.
AFC have their Complex up in Abbey View on the West side of town.
They have Two full size
pitches, (the main pitch is floodlit with a F.I.A approved Lighting system) a smaller floodlit practice pitch
and two floodlit all weather pitches. Also on the grounds is a Clubhouse with changing rooms and meeting
MOTORSPORT: Buttevant has many
motorsport connections, it the home of ProDrift (the Irish Drifting Championship)
MCN Sport (Build Drift, Hotrod and Competition cars) Damien Mulvey Motors (Build Drift,
Hotrod and Competition cars) Hotrods, Rallying, Quads and
Quality of Life
Buttevant is a nice quiet relaxing place to live, it's people are a friendly bunch who are happy
to stop for a chat or share a joke. We have one of the prettiest Playgrounds in Munster and is a popular spot in
the Summer for parents to sit and relax while their kids play in safety. If you're into Music we have the
Cahirmee Singers, the Brass Band, Medieval Singers, or the Folk Group. Not forgetting the vibrant music scene in the local Pubs. For Dancing we have the Dorada Dancers
or the Set Dancers, and for Drama we have the Panto Club. There is also
many different organisations who are always happy to take in new members, The Community Council, The Heritage Group, Tidy Towns, I.C.A, Youth Club, Harriers, Gun Club, Fishermen's Club, Irish Farmer's
Association, Macra na Feirme, National School's Parents Association, Secondary School's Parents Association,
Golf Association, St Vincent de Paul, Meals on Wheels, Pioneer Association, Bridge Club, 45 Drive, Flower Club,
Vintner's Group, Purchasing Group (IFA), Antique Farm Equipment Group, By-Pass Group, Business Development
Group, Church Finance Group.