Self-Catering Accommodation at Galley Head Lightkeeper’s House 1
Galley Head Lightkeeper’s House 1
Two bedroom house perched on dramatic cliffs overlooking St George’s Channel.
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.
A most perfect place and space for resting the body and mind. Couldn’t think of anywhere finer to spend a week’s holidays.
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.
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 station consists of a tower connected by a 38 metre corridor to the semi-detached, two-storey, dwelling, originally built for the principal and assistant keeper, a single-storey dwelling for the gas maker. The two houses have been restored to their original symmetrical layout and make an ideal retreat for a family break.
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 1, Clonakilty, Co. Cork