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Drishane House & Gardens

A stunning 18-acre garden, which owes much of its existence to Edith Somerville of Somerville and Ross, who lived in the 18th century family house most of her life.

Drishane House & Gardens

Now Closed

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 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.

Special Features

  • Museum
  • Historical interest
  • Weddings
  • 3 holiday cottages available

Entrance fee

Adult €10 - house, garden & museum.
Senior citizens €8 – garden & museum

Children under 7 free.


Eircode P81 Y008.

GPS: 51.525567, -9.18869

The entrance is at the top of Castletownshend village next to the turn for Tragumna – a large gravel entrance with old iron gates and gate lodge.

Opening Hours

Now Closed

Open daily between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm on the following dates 

  • 14th August - 22nd August
  • 3rd October 23rd October


Jane and Tom Somerville, Drishane House, Castletownshend, Skibbereen, Co Cork

Tel: 028 – 36126

Email: info@drishane.com