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Galley Head Lightkeepers Houses

Cottage, - Lightkeepers Cottages

Dundeady Headland
Galley Head
Co Cork

No. of houses or units: 2

No. of bedrooms: 4

No. sleeps: 3 / 4

No. of bathrooms: 1 / 2

Contact Galley Head Lightkeepers Houses
Tel: +353 1 670 4733

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Galley Head Lightkeepers Houses

Galley Head Lightkeepers' Houses are beautifully situated on the Dundeady headland at about 130 feet above sea level overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The houses, in their elevated setting, make an ideal location for relaxing and getting away from it all. The views from every angle are awe inspiring and breathtaking.

The station was built in 1875 and displays an unusual landward arc of light because, it is said, the Sultan of Turkey asked to be able to see it from Castle Freke at nearby Rosscarbery on his visit there.

The station consists of a tower connected by a 38 metre corridor to the semi-detached, two-storey, dwelling, originally built for the principal and assistant keeper, a single-storey dwelling for the gas maker.

The two houses have been restored to their original symmetrical layout and make an ideal retreat for a family break.

Special Note:
Guests should be aware that the station is situated on a clifftop. Children must b supervised at all times.


House 1:

- Sleeps 4
- 1 double bedroom
- 1 twin bedroom

House 2:

- Sleeps 4
- 1 double bedroom
- 1 twin bedroom

Both have:

- 1 bathroom upstairs
- oil central heating and an open fire
- House 2 only: shower room with wc downstairs suitable for assisted disabled.

Other facilities include:
· Electric Oven
· Microwave
· Dishwasher
· Washer/Dryer
· Fridge/Freezer
· Towels and Linens Provided
· Travel cot/crib for infants (under 2 years), on request
· Hair Dryer
· Iron and Ironing Board
· Cooking Utensils and Equipment
· Garden with Garden Furniture
· Sea Views
· Radio

Information on Location

Nearest Town: Clonakilty
Distance (km): 15
Time Away: 20 mins

Nearest Airport: Cork international
Distance (km): 54
Time Away: 50 mins

Nearest International Ferry Port: Ringaskiddy, Cork
Distance (km): 45
Time Away: 45 mins

Nearest Station: Kent, Cork
Distance (km): 55
Time Away: 50 mins


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Time Away: 2.5 hrs


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Time Away: 52 mins


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Time Away: 1 hr 45 mins


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Time Away: 2 hrs 22 mins


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Time Away: 4 hrs


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Time Away: 5 hrs 40 mins


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Time Away: 6 hrs 20 mins


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Time Away: 4 hrs

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Dundeady headland is on Galley Head 15km (10m) to the southwest of Clonakilty

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