Welcome To The Lighthouse Keeps Her

An Homage to the sea. 

A 200 year old lighthouse keepers house, set atop the cliffs at Youghal Bay.

It was home to every lighthouse keeper and their family who guided seafarers safely into or around Youghal bay. Its walls hold the seafaring history of the town and its long heritage with the sea. It sits beneath the beam of Youghal lighthouse, which has lit the waterways since 1190. This site was also home to the first female lighthouse keepers in the world, nuns from the order of St Anne’s. Legend also has it that Sir Walter Raleigh planted the first potato in Ireland in the garden right here at the keepers.

After an extensive renovation, the keepers has been brought carefully up to modern standards whilst retaining all of its charm and character. It has been a finalist in RTE’s Home of the year and also voted as Irish Independents top 50 places to stay in Ireland.


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This enchanted Lighthouse keepers house is perched atop a cliff, looking out at the roaring Celtic Sea. It is approx 45 minutes drive from Cork Airport and 2 hours 45 minutes drive from Dublin Airport.

It is the only lighthouse keepers house located in a town in Ireland, where you are 300 metres walk to the beach and a ten minute walk to the heart of Youghal town.

It is within driving distance to the towns of Dungarvan ( the location of the beautiful Greenway which you can cycle or walk) and Midleton ( the home of Jameson Whiskey).

Other places that guests like to visit are the historic coastal village of Ardmore ( 15 minute drive), Ballycotton ( It has a beautiful lighthouse too, just around the headland from Youghal – approx 30 minute drive), Cobh ( Most famous for being the Titanic’s last stop and also home to Irelands equivalent of Alcatraz; Spike island)

What Are Our Guests Saying?

  The lighthouse keepers cottage is an incredible place to stay! the cottage is fantastic and the surrounding view is incredible, the functioning lighthouse beside the cottage adds to the amazing... read more

thumb Luke
June 9, 2023

  BEAUTIFUL!!! We’d wanted a home where our family of 5 could unwind and reenergize at the end of our Ireland trip and this home did that and much more. A... read more

thumb Therese
June 21, 2023

  I’ve stayed in Air BnB’s all over the world and this by far was amongst the top three. Amazing communication, phenomenal location, great taste in interior design. Phenomenal.

thumb Jake
June 23, 2023

  The location is beautiful with amazing scenery and history. The house has a wow impact, especially with the lower floor luxury bathroom and conservatory sea view. These... read more

thumb Yasmeen
August 4, 2023

  A wonderful property- warm and welcoming. We felt at home immediately.

thumb Orla
November 6, 2023

  This was a lovely place stay and take a moment to relax. All the rooms were wonderful, with small touches representing the lighthouse theme and history. Would definitely recommend for... read more

thumb Anne
March 1, 2022
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