About Drishane House
Drishane House. Huge swathes of bluebells and daffodils are seen in the Spring, and there are many specimen trees including Liriodendron (the tulip tree), Ginko and a massive Cupressus macrocarpa. Unusual plants including the rare and delicate Woodwardia fern can be seen near the house.
Much of the garden was lovingly tended 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.
Museum Historical interest Weddings
Open daily between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. between: May 1-24, 28-31, June 1-3, Aug 18-26, Oct 1-20
House, garden & museum €10.00 pp.
Senior citizens: Garden and museum €6.00 pp. Children under 6 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