Ballinspittle is a village in west Cork. It lies about 8km southwest of Kinsale and is near to Garrylucas and Garrettstown Blue Flag beaches. Amongst the amenities in the village include a number of business, a post office, a national school and a GAA club, Courcey Rovers. The area is probably best known for an incident in 1985 which earned national and international attention when inhabitants claimed to have witnessed a statute of the Blessed Virgin Mary moving spontaneously. It has attracted thousands of visitors ever since, some of whom have claimed to have seen the statue moving also. Bus Éireann route 226 serves Ballinspittle on Sundays only during the summer, linking it to Garretstown and Kinsale where onward connections to/from Cork Airport and Cork city are available.