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Liss Ard Estate

Castletownsend Road, Skibbereen, , Co. Cork
Tel: +353 28 40 000 Fax: +353 28 40 001 Email: Website:

Liss Ard Estate, a member of Ireland’s prestigious Blue Book, and a AA awarded Georgian Country Manor.

Escape to 163 acres of pristine nature, with manicured gardens, a 40 acre private lake and James Turrell’s renown Irish Sky Garden. The Estate features 25 unique guest rooms in the heart of West Cork, the culinary capital of Ireland. 

Their 25 guest rooms all include an ensuite and are located in the Manor, its adjacent Mews and the Lake House.

2 AA Rosette Awarded Restaurant – Garden at Liss Ard Estate ethos combines supporting small producers, locally sourced ingredients & farm to fork lifestyle.

All dishes are inspired by the seasons, harvested from the garden, coupled with the best of local meat, fish & game to bring you the most authentic flavours in West Cork, known as the culinary capital of Ireland.

Lose yourself in tranquility and feel free to partake in experiences that include kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, yoga, a wood burning sauna overlooking our lake or a private tour of James Turrell's The Irish Sky Garden.

For over half a century, the internationally renowned landscape artist James Turrell has worked directly with light and space to create artworks that engage viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception. 

New Yorker critic Calvin Tompkins writes, “His work is not about light, or a record of light; it is light — the physical presence of light made manifest in sensory form.”

We look forward to welcoming you to Liss Ard Estate as you explore the Wild Atlantic Way.

Recent Awards:

One Fab Day Top 51 Exclusive Wedding Venues in Ireland

2020 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 

2020 Michelin Guide 2 AA Rosettes

AA 5-Star guest accommodation for the Country House

2020 Recognition of Excellence from HotelsCombined


  • Liss Ard is two minutes from Skibbereen town centre.
  • From Cork Airport, follow the N71 to West Cork and Skibbereen.
  • At Skibbereen follow the one-way system to the Regal Roundabout with the VW dealership.
  • Take the first exit and follow the signs to Castletownshend, A596.
  • The entrance to Liss Ard is less than 1km on the right-hand side

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Ireland's Blue Book is a collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Historic Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants located throughout the island of Ireland. Below is a full list of our houses and restaurants and the map above shows each of their locations.

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