About Drishane House
Open from 15th to 23rd August and from Tuesday 15th September
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
Open Heritage Week – 15-23 August,
Open daily between 11am and 3pm
The Senior Citizen Garden & Museum rate is now €8.
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