Doneraile House and Estate

Doneraile, Co Cork


A cultural landmark in the heart of North Cork.



Located in County Cork, Doneraile Court was the home of the St Leger family from 1645 until 1969 when it came into State care and is now managed by the OPW. The house is set in a magnificent 18th century Capability Brown–style landscape, which frames it from different vistas within the park.



The landscape has many specimen trees dating from this period, including many Oak, Beech, Spanish Chestnut and Lime. Some Larch trees on the estate are believed to be the first specimens planted in the 1730s. There are also many water features on the estate.



The River Awbeg flows through the middle of the park and is considered to be one of the keystones of Capability Brown’s design.



Enjoy the new addition of  access to the 18th and 19th century walled gardens under restoration, including Gardeners Cottages as part of the paid admission.



Experiences available by booking in advance. Please note Covid 19 restrictions apply.



Guided Tour



Join our expert guides for an informative and entertaining tour of Doneraile House, detailing the family history of the St. Legers and restoration of the house, which was completed in 2019.



Fitness level required: Moderate. Stairs. Access for those with disabilities to ground floor only.



Duration: 45 minutes



Self Guided Walks



The house is set in a magnificent 18th century Capability Brown–style landscape, which frames it from different vistas within the park. Enjoy the majestic specimen tress and deer herd.



Booking



T. 00353 (0) 22 24771



E. doneraile@opw.ie



www.doneraileestate.ie


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Doneraile House and Estate
Nearby Attractions
- Desmond Castle
- Cahir Castle
- Swiss Cottage
- The Main Guard
- Blarney Castle
- Cork City
- Limerick City
- Bunratty Castle.
Facilities
- Car and coach parking on site. -Toilets on site.
- Parklands for walks.

Tea rooms:

When you’ve seen life above stairs, come below stairs for a treat in the 19th century kitchen wing. Relax in the courtyard under blue skies or settle in with a hot drink by the stove.

Contact Mint Catering.
Tel: 00 353 22 24448
Admission Rates
- Adult €8.00.
- Senior/Group - €6.00.
- Child/ Student - €4.00.
- Family - €20.00.

Accompanied under 12s go free.
Opening Times
Opening hours 2020

26/03/20 – 01/11/20

Daily, 09.00 – 17.00.

2021 dates should be similar.
Directions
Doneraile is easily accessible by car and is less than an hour from Cork city.
By Car

From Dublin:

Take the M7 south, following signs for Limerick/Cork, then take the left fork to continue on to the M8. At Junction 12, exit the motorway and follow the N73 towards Mallow. After 15.5km, turn right on to the R522, then left on to the R581. The entrance to Doneraile Estate will be on your left.

From Cork:

Take the N20 northbound from the city for 39km, then turn right on to the R581. Follow the road through the main street of Doneraile, and the entrance to Doneraile Estate will be on your right.

From Limerick:

Take the N20 southbound through Patrickswell and Charleville for 45km, then take the left fork on to the R581. Follow the road as far as Doneraile, where the entrance to Doneraile Estate will be on your left.

Free car parking is available in the car park to the left of the road as you approach the house.


The closest train station is located in Mallow. For details of bus connections, see Bus Eireann’s website, buseireann.ie.

GPS/SAT NAV for Vehicle Access:

Sat Nav: 52.221905,-8.581600