A place of unexpected conversations
You will find a 'home away from home' atmosphere of open fires and warm welcomes, where there is always time to just sit and talk. It has been said that "you may drop in for a cup of coffee, but end up having the most unexpected conversation". In short, it is a place where things happen in the most unexpected ways. The ideal centre for a variety of functions, receptions and dinners.. The very popular venue for small weddings with a country flavour. Open fires, fresh flowers, well chosen antiques and contempory art reflect the unique character of West Cork.
Twelve attractive bedrooms assure that our guests stay will be enjoyed whether overnight or for the duration of their holiday. Menus feature the best of home produce: West Cork lamb & beef, Atlantic salmon & seafood, with vegetables & fruit from local farms.
About ninety eight miles from Shannon Airport, twenty eight miles from Killarney and thirty miles from Cork City. An ideal centre to Explore South West Ireland.
Inchigeelagh was named in 1170 when the O'Leary became chief of the valley and a sub-chieftain to the McCarthy of Blarney.
The area has much folklore to offer - ringforts (fairy rings), dolmans (standing stones), a crannóg (ancient artificial island dwelling), an Irish castle, and the setting of many events in Irish history, such as the mass rock on the famous, and scenic, South Lake Road. The locality has been and remains the inspiration for writers and artists and continues to produce traditional & contemporary arts and crafts of exceptional quality.
In our traditional well stocked bar, glasses are lifted in salute and voices are raised in familiar melodies. It is a place for unexpected conversations. Visitors to Inchigeelagh are absorbed into the life of this friendly country village. The locals are easy going, proud to show the local beauty spots and ready to advise on local activities.
Around the six-mile chain of lakes that form Loch Allua or along the banks of the infant River Lee (Whose source in ancient Gougane Barra is just nine miles away). There is plenty of boating, swimming and fishing (pike, perch and brown trout abound). Sea fishing, too, can be easily arranged.
Pleasant days can be spent exploring the lakeside walks and the winding roads into the mountains. You can take the children to play or go for a quiet stroll on a recreation island close to the hotel.
Within a radius of twenty miles there are golden Atlantic beaches, for those who like to mix seascapes with lakeland. Tour plans are suggested to other South West beauty spots.
Surrounded by breathtaking mountains, in the heart of West Corks Lake District, Creedon's Hotel is close to Bantry, Glengarrif, Killarney and Cork City.
Witness to three centuries of Irish life, the hotel was used by Crown Forces during the War of Independence.
In the Irish Civil War opposing leaders Eamonn de Valera and Michael Collins stayed one night in 1922, each unaware of the other's presence