Kanturk is a town in the north west of Co Cork. It is situated at the confluence of the rivers Allow and Dallow, streaming further on as tributaries into the Blackwater. It is about 50km from Cork City Centre, Blarney and Limerick and lies just north of the main N72 road, 15km from Mallow and about 40km from Killarney. It is home to a creamery and has two schools, a library, a park, a shopping centre and numerous pubs and shops. There are several sporting clubs in the area also. Kanturk is served weekdays by four buses a day from Cork to Mallow, one of which continues to Cork. On Saturdays, there is a single bus service to Cork via Mallow. Kanturk is unserved by bus on Sundays. Kerry Airport is 51km away while Cork Airport is 61km away.