About Fernhill & History

Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens is your luxurious Georgian Mansion set on picturesque gardens overlooking the beautiful countryside of Clonakilty, West Cork.

The O’Neill Family

Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens is a family run hotel cared for by the fourth generation of O Neills at Fernhill. The five members of the current O Neill family are Michael & his wife Teresa with their sons Neil, Michael jnr and Gearóid. We are all involved in the running of the hotel and together with our professional team we will do everything we can to make your experience at Fernhill exceptional.

There is a long history of O Neills at Fernhill. The mansion house was bought by M.J. O Neill in the 1940’s and was turned into a hotel by his son Con with his wife Mary in the 1960’s.

Their son Michael took over the hotel with his wife Teresa in the 1980s and they oversaw a large expansion of the building together with the development of the beautiful gardens at the front of the hotel.

Today the fourth generation of O Neills are ensuring that the long tradition of excellent service at Fernhill is continuing and they would like to extend a warm invitation to you to come and experience it for yourself.


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

Environment Friendly Fernhill

Here at Fernhill we understand that we all have a part to play to protect the environment for future generations.We hope that this will allow you to enjoy your stay even more at Fernhill.

Here are just a few of the things that we do:

Giving Back

At Fernhill we are very lucky to have support of fantastic customers and the wonderful community of West Cork.

Here are just a few of the things that we do:

Awards & Associations

We love creating exceptional experiences and have been lucky enough to win awards like: No.1 hotel in Cork on Tripadvisor, Wedding venue of the year, Top 10 four star hotel in Ireland from Trivago, the best business in Ireland for working with the community and many more

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