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  Buttevant CastleThis 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 East Cork.

  This site was created to promote:

  • Buttevant's location as a business centre in the heart of Munster,                                                                                                
  • To show its a great place to live with excellent schools and loads of activity's to suit all ages, 
  • To promote the Town's rich heritage,   
  •  As a place where those abroad can check in to see how things are at home..

Buttevant's Rich Heritage

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.


Location for Business

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 hour.

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 Sites.


Buttevant has two Playschool's, the Buttevant Community Playschool, and Donnas Montessori.

One National School, Scoil Mhuire Na Trocaire, and one Secondary School, Colaiste Pobail Naomh Mhuire.


We have 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 rooms.

The Club cater for Boys, Girls and Adults with Hurling, Football and Camogie.

SOCCER: Buttevant 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 rooms.

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 Motorbikes.


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.