Welcome to Fernhill House & Hotel

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Providing good food has been a tradition at Fernhill since the Georgian mansion house was supplied with the very best produce from the adjoining farms and its orangery. During the Great Irish famine Fernhill organised a soup kitchen to feed the starving.

Our great grandfather Michael J. O’Neill cultivated the food philosophy of the O’Neill family at Fernhill when he bought the manor house in the 1940’s. He was a farmer & butcher by trade who had a deep understanding of what makes the very best ingredients.

Today, all of the O’Neill’s have an appreciation for food & service. Michael snr worked as a Chef for 40 years, Teresa has overseen service for decades and their sons grew up at the hotel learning what exceptional food & service is. Our food is locally sourced where possible & we are lucky that our location in West Cork affords us access to beautiful fresh fish from the sea, meat from green pastures and many fantastic artisan producers. We also grow herbs, bay leafs and much more in our landscaped gardens, forage for things like wild garlic for breads & sauces while we use pure water from our onsite well.

We are constantly striving to improve and ensure that you, the guest, enjoys a dining experience worthy of our tradition. After all, every meal has to be excellent when the reputation of four generations of your family is on the table.

Thank you for reading,
The O’Neill family of Fernhill.

Occassions & Events

Your special occasion is special to us. Trust the award winning O’Neill family & team to ensure that everything is perfect for your guests. After all, we have a tradition of doing so for over 50 years.

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At Fernhill we have extensive experience in hosting beautiful events so we can assist you to make your day as special as it can be. We also have a variety of amazing settings for you to choose from.

Dining Gallery

The mansion house at Fernhill has a long rich history which we welcome you to visit and experience for yourself.

Vintage Afternoon Tea

Enjoy vintage afternoon tea at Fernhill House, the most expensive Georgian mansion in Clonakilty.

Booking is advised.


Treat yourself to an elegant experience at Fernhill with family & friends by enjoying our famous afternoon tea.

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