Self-Catering Accommodation at Garrison House
An incredibly central base for exploring the history, culture, and wonders of Cork City.
The refurbishment of these two houses is marvelous… and I have seen the ‘before’ photos! And the furnishing and equipping of the house was first class. It was a pleasure to work in the kitchen – we self-catered so well for breakfasts and one dinner.
Although we are both locals we really enjoyed our weekend break. Loved having the whole fort to ourselves (highlight was seeing the locked gate from the inside!) and the house itself was very well equipped and so central to everything. Incredibly quiet too which I didn’t expect, those fort walls must be VERY thick!
The house was very comfortable and cozy, and absolutely spotless. The house its self-has such atmosphere, all rooms were beautiful. The decoration is outstanding, wonderful colors in each room, it’s really like stepping back into the past. Beautiful views of the wall and cathedral from the upstairs room in the back of the house.
Situated within the walls of Elizabeth Fort, one of the oldest and most historic sites in Cork, Garrison House offers guests an incredibly central base for exploring the history, culture, and wonders of Cork City. The fort dates to the early 17th century and has played a hugely important role in Cork city since then.
One of two properties available as self-catering accommodation at this site, Garrison House (blue door) sleeps three people and offers guests a unique opportunity to stay within the fort walls. These walls offer a fantastic and panoramic view of the city below. The other property, Parade House, adjoins Garrison House and also sleeps three people.
Elizabeth Fort is a 17th century star shaped fort. Originally built as a defensive fortification outside the city walls, the city eventually grew around the fort and it took on various other roles – including use as a military barracks, prison and Garda station. The fort was built after the Battle of Kinsale in 1601 by Sir George Carew, the then President of Munster. Named for Queen Elizabeth I, it served as both a defensive structure and a symbol of English authority in Cork. The original fort was built of timber, stone and earth.
Approximate location of Garrison House, Elizabeth Fort, Co. Cork