Guided Tours of Doneraile Court

Doneraile Court

Doneraile Court will re-open in Spring 2024

Parklands and Tearooms remain open daily.


Seasonal Opening Times:

Doneraile House is open daily from 10am - 4pm from April to October.

Access to the house is by guided tour only. Tour tickets are available at the main house front door.

Please call 087 349 7972 with any queries.

Parklands and Tearooms open daily.

Queries: email [email protected] or visit

Doneraile Park: the surrounding historic parklands of Doneraile Estate are free to visit during the opening times listed below:

Spring/Summer (From Sunday 28 March)

Monday – Friday 08:00 – 20:00
Saturday – Sunday 08:00 – 20:00
Bank Holidays 08:00 – 20:00

Autumn/Winter (From Sunday 31 October)

Monday – Friday 08:00 – 17:00
Saturday – Sunday 08:00 – 17:00
Bank Holidays 08:00 – 17:00


Catoca Tearooms:
Summer Hours: 9:30am – 6:00pm
Winter Hours: 9:30 am – 4:15pm
Closed December 24th and 25th

23 Doneraile House Alan Noonan Photography

Doneraile Court is the stunning centrepiece of one of Ireland’s most beautiful estates. Located on the banks of the Awbeg river in north Co. Cork, the house dates from the 1720s, when it was built by Arthur St. Leger, the first Viscount Doneraile and father of the renowned Lady Freemason.

The house was modified extensively in the 19th century by later generations of St. Legers, creating the imposing and characterful building that can be enjoyed today.

The estate and surrounding village has a strong literary tradition, incorporating figures such as Edmund Spenser, who immortalised the river Awbeg in his poem The Faerie Queene, Elizabeth Bowen, and Canon Sheehan. This legacy is reflected in our cultural programme, launched in June 2019.

Today, Doneraile Court has opened its doors once again and resumes its rightful place at the heart of this great estate. The OPW is delighted to partner with the Crawford Art Gallery to share some significant works from the Gallery’s collection at Doneraile.