Self-Catering Accommodation at Galley Head Lightkeeper’s House 2
Galley Head Lightkeeper’s House 2
Two bedroom house with breathtaking views overlooking St George’s Channel.
A belt of light crossed the landscape in a giant arc, washing brightness over the road… We saw her, Galley Head, her huge burning bulbs in the distance guiding us home.
A most perfect place and space for resting the body and mind. Couldn’t think of anywhere finer to spend a week’s holidays.
Our first visit to an Irish Landmark property but I daresay won’t be our last. In an era awash with mediocrity it’s refreshing to walk into a property so carefully and considerably restored. We loved our time here.
Galley Head Lightkeepers’ Houses are perched on dramatic cliffs at about 130 feet above sea level overlooking St George’s Channel. The houses, in their elevated setting, make an ideal location for relaxing and getting away from it all. The views from every angle are awe inspiring and breathtaking.
The two keepers’ houses at Galley Head were taken on by Irish Landmark in the final years of the 20th century. Lightkeepers who lived here would have witnessed the tragic loss of the Lusitania in 1915, and sighted a German ship carrying arms, in disguise as a Norwegian steam, being pursued up the St. George’s Channel by British destroyers a year later. It is also said that Ray Bradbury based his melancholy story “The Fog Horn” on a reported sighting of a sea serpent at Galley in 1860.
Galley Head lighthouse station is close to the award winning village of Clonakilty. This vibrant market town is must see for tourists. Guests can enjoy a wide range of activities from dolphin and whale watching, surfing at Inchydoney Blue Flag Beach or a historical walking tour of Clonakilty. The houses are also within easy reach of Cork City and Airport (40 km).
Approximate location of Galley Head Lightkeeper’s House 2, Clonakilty, Co. Cork