R591 road (Ireland)

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R591 road

R591 between Goleen and Crookhaven
Route information
Length: 36.4 km[1][2] (22.6 mi)
Major junctions
From: N71 at Ardyhoolihane, Co. Cork
To: Crookhaven pier
Road network

The R591 road is a regional road in Ireland. It is a road on the Mizen Peninsula in County Cork.[1][2] Most of the road forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way.[3]

The R591 travels southwest from the N71 near Bantry to the village of Durrus.[1] Durrus is also a gateway to the Sheep's Head Peninsula, the Mizen Peninsula's northern neighbour across Dunmanus Bay.[4] The R591 continues via Toormore and Goleen. The road ends at Crookhaven, a yachting harbour village. Before Crookhaven, a scenic, rugged minor road leads to Mizen Head.[4] The R591 is 36.4 km (22.6 mi) long.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 Google (6 Jun 2016). "N71 to R591" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 6 Jun 2016.
  2. 1 2 "S.I. No. 54/2012 – Roads Act 1993 (Classification of Regional Roads) Order 2012". Government of Ireland. 28 Feb 2012. Retrieved 6 Jun 2016.
  3. "Wild Atlantic Way: Explore The Route". Fáilte Ireland. Retrieved 6 Jun 2016.
  4. 1 2 Poole, Susan; Gallagher, Lyn (2008). AA Best Drives Ireland. The Automobile Association. pp. 58–59. ISBN 978-0-7495-4430-0.

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