Guided Tours of Doneraile Court

Doneraile Court Guided Tours – COVID-19 restrictions:

Guided Tours of Doneraile Court take approximately 30 minutes currently with the gardens being added this season as part of the ticketed entry.

  • Note: Online booking coming soon.
  • Some tickets may be available on the day
  • Tours are limited to 4 visitors maximum due to current restrictions
  • Tours take place from 10.00 to 17.00 daily. Please arrive 10 minutes before your allocated tour
  • 2 queues are in place in front of the café area
  • Pre-booked tickets and available on the day tickets

Gardens open from 10am to 4pm

Doneraile House
open Thursday - Sunday incl- 10am to 4.45pm
Ground floor only - self-guiding - (max 4 per tour) Gardens included
Tickets available at Ticket office onsite
First House entry 10am – Last entry 4.45pm
only Guide dogs allowed

Ca2Ca Tea Rooms open for Take Away only.

Queries: email or call at 022 24771

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.