Should you choose to visit Castlemagner there are several local guest houses, each with its unique character and charm, for you to stay at. The guest houses presented below are in the parish of Castlemagner and are especially convenient if you wish to explore the area further.

This 18th century stone thatched farmhouse, in the centre of the Barony of Duhallow, is within easy reach of Cork, Limerick and Killarney. It is situated on a working farm and within walking distance of the Blackwater river (2 fishing rods available). The farmhouse sleeps 8, has all modern conveniences including a private tennis court. There is also a 18 hole golf course and pony trekking nearby. Peacock House is a Bord Failte approved 4 star accommodation.


Shiela & David Cotter
+353 29 560 54

Over the past 30 years Assolas Country House & Restaurant has earned itself an enviable international reputation for its food, grounds, and hospitality. Assolas House is the oldest known and perhaps the most historic residence in Duhallow. This family-run hotel (9 room) offers traditional countryhouse hospitality, log fires in the elegant public rooms and excellent cuisine using home-grown produce. Dinner only - booking essential. Free salmon and trout fishing, boating, croquet, riding and golf nearby. Assolas has received the 5 Qs top award from the AA as a premium quality Guesthouse (1993) (1994) and (1995). It has been selected their top choice in Ireland. The Grounds & Gardens of Assolas have also received high praise and many awards including the All Ireland National Bord Failte Garden Award. This is reflected also in the two awards received from Bord Failte Environmental Development Department.


Joseph & Hazel Burke
+353 29 50015
+353 29 50795

Desmond and Melanie Sharp-Bolster run an extremely private house with an air of friendly informality. Guests have the run of the entire house as if they were staying with friends. There are family dogs in the background and animals play a large part of life at Glenlohane. Apart from farm animals, there are also ponies, horses, fantail pigeons and bantam hens. It is a very comfortable home that takes guests by pre-arrangement. It is for the discerning visitor who wishes to learn more about Ireland's history and culture through personal contact with the owners.

There are 3 twin bedded and one double bedroom available to guests. For special bookings, there can be two doubles and three twin rooms. All bedrooms have their own shower and/or bath. A traditional stable yard adjoins the house.

The River Blackwater, only 3 miles away, is the premier river in the south for salmon and trout fishing. Coarse fishing is also available. Arrangements should be made in advance.

This surrounding area can be a golfer's paradise as there are 17 eighteen hole courses within an hour's drive. Advanced booking is necessary for the championship courses but accessibility to the country courses can generally be more spontaneous.

Glenlohane is approved by The Irish Tourist Board and is a member of 'The Hidden Ireland'


Desmond & Melanie Sharp Bolster
+353 29 50014
+353 29 51100

This bed & breakfast is in a quiet scenic location suitable for a relaxing stay overlooking the Blackwater river, 200 metres off of the main Mallow-Killarney road (N72). There is a spectacular view stretching 30 miles to the west including the Kerry mountains and 10 miles to the east including the imposing Mount Hillary. It is a real "haven of peace and tranquility". Accommodation comprises 5 bedrooms (2 en-suite).


Denis & Sheila Kelliher
+353 22 47102

Blackwater House is located on the main Mallow-Killarney Road (N72). It is an ideal base for touring Munster given its central position, Killarney 35 miles and Cork 22 miles. For those with an interest in fishing it is an absolute paradise, having 700 metres of the Blackwater river at your disposal with its abundance of salmon and trout. The house is within a short distance of local amenities including local shops, post office and licenced premises. The house can accommodate 5-7 people, it comprises 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite), living room, sitting room, bathroom, shower-room and fully equipped kitchen.


Nora & Paddy Noonan
+353 22 47285