Drishane House and Gardens

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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.

SPECIAL FEATURES
Museum
Historical interest
Weddings
3 Cottages and Drishane available for Holidays

OPENING TIMES
Open Heritage Week – 15-23 August,
15-25 September,
1-20 October
Open daily between 11am and 3pm

The Senior Citizen Garden & Museum rate is now €8.

ENTRANCE FEE
House, garden & museum €10.00 pp.
Senior citizens: Garden and museum €6.00 pp. Children under 7 years free.

DIRECTIONS
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.

CONTACT
Jane and Tom Somerville,
Drishane House, Castletownsend, Skibbereen.
Tel: 028 36126
Email: jane.somerville@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.drishane.com

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