Take the N20 out of Limerick City, this will take you straight to Cork City. Along your journey you will pass Patrickswell, Croom, Charleville and Buttevant. You will then reach Mallow Town, which you can bypass, and Cork is then only 30 minutes away.
Follow the signs for N20 into the city. You will enter Cork City from the North Side and go through the area of Blackpool. Continue straight through the junction at Blackpool Shopping Centre and follow the road as it curves up the hill to the next junction. Turn right for the city centre and continue straight until you come to the river. You will see Cork Opera House in front of you. Go straight across the bridge and turn right onto Lavitt's Quay. Continue along this road, and after passing through the traffic lights at the Gate Cinema, take the next left turn onto Grattan Street.
Continue through two more sets of lights, and at the third set, with the Courthouse on your left, you will turn to the right. Continue on, passing The River Lee hotel on your left. On reaching a set of traffic lights by the gates of the University, take a left turn here up the hill onto O' Donovan's Road. At the top of the hill, take a right on to College Road and an immediate left up Perrott Avenue after the traffic lights. Hayfield Manor is located at the top of this avenue.