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?

  Gorgeous spot and wonderful big bathrooms. We stopped on a Monday and Tuesday and most of the recommended restaurants are closed those days. we tried to go out for dinner... read more

thumb Steve
July 13, 2022

  Beautiful house with wow factor in kitchen cum conservatory area. Warm and clean, would stay again.

thumb Patrick
October 30, 2023

  The nicest place I have ever stayed in.The light keepers house is a magical experience. We rebooked it again as we enjoyed it so much. The renovation and interior design... read more

thumb Ellen Jean
July 25, 2023

  What a wonderful weekend we had staying in the Lighthouse Keeper’s house - thank you Saoirse, looking forward to getting back there 🙂

thumb Orla
April 16, 2023

  A gorgeous place to stay, outstanding views, a unique and special place to spend some time away from everything - a real treat.

thumb Caitriona
January 30, 2022

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

thumb Orla
November 6, 2023
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