Inish Beg Gardens & Pirate/Fairy/Animal Trails

Comprising gardens, woodland, organic pasture and farmland, Inish Beg has 10 rental properties with an indoor swimming pool and there are pirate, fairy and animal trails for the kids.

Inish Beg Gardens

Now Closed

One of the largest gardens in the West Cork Garden Trail, it offers Pirate, Fairy and Animal trails for the kids

Inish Beg Estate comprises 97 acres of gardens, woodland, organic pasture and farmland. The formal gardens include a large walled garden with glasshouse and fruit cages, an orchard, tree-ferns, ponds, a Cherry allée, a Bamboo grove, a sunken garden with fountain and 4 km of carriage drives and walks along shoreline and through woodlands.

As well as ten rental properties with an indoor swimming pool and steam room there are also three bird hides and our younger visitors will enjoy finding the pirates and fairy houses and naming the animals along the woodland paths and Bamboo tunnels.

Special Features

  • Selected in 100 Best Gardens in Ireland (Liberties Press 2011).
  • Accommodation and woodland walks.
  • Prizes awarded for finding the fairies and pirates and naming the animals on the trails. 
  • For details contact the Office at Inish Beg.
  • Café open July & August.

Entrance Fee

€6 adult and 2 children under 12 free.  Additional child €2.


Eircode P81 CX60.

GPS: 51.36’5n; 9.26’56W

Located midway between Skibbereen and Baltimore.  Sign on R595 to Inish Beg.

Opening Hours

Open daily from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm (last entry).  The gardens will be closed between 1st November 2021 and 16th March 2022, with the exception of 26th December and 6th January.


Paul and Georgiana Keane, Inish Beg, Baltimore, Co. Cork, P81 CX60 

Tel: 028 - 21745 or 086 – 804 7114 


Facebook: @inishbeg