About Drishane House
Magical paths thread through 18 acres from the formal to woodland with spectacular West Cork Atlantic views. There are huge swathes of bluebells and many specimen trees including the Ginko, a massive Cupressus macrocarpa, Magnolias and Cornuses. Unusual plants including the rare and delicate Woodwardia fern can be seen near the house. Much of the garden was lovingly tented by Edith Somerville, of Somerville and Ross, who lived in the beautiful slate fronted , 18th century family house almost her entire life. Romantic and enchanting.
3 Cottages and Drishane available for Holidays
2 May for Launch. Open daily between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. between: 3-19 May, 17-25 August (Heritage Week), 17-30 September, 1-20 October
House, garden & museum €10.00 pp.
Senior citizens: Garden and museum €6.00 pp. Children under 7 years free.
GPS: 51.525567, -9.18869 The entrance is at the top of the village next to the turn for Tragumna, a large gravel entrance with old iron gates and gate lodge.
Jane and Tom Somerville,
Drishane House, Castletownsend, Skibbereen.
Tel: 028 36126