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Knockawn Wood

Blarney, Cork, P31N840

6km from Blarney

Meet your host…

Mrs Ita O'Donovan

A warm welcome awaits you at our B&B. We have been welcoming guests into our home for many years now and have enjoyed every minute of it. There is so much to explore in our area and we are happy to point you in the right direction to find those hidden gems.

Curraleigh (near Blarney)

Unwind in the peaceful County Cork countryside at cosy Knockawn Wood. Only five minutes from historical Blarney village and 15 minutes from Cork city, guests can enjoy the area’s renowned surroundings from this welcoming haven. Host Ita O’Donovan treats guests to tea and homemade scones on arrival and has a wealth of local knowledge to share. Visitors can explore the famous Blarney Castle which dates back to 1446 and kiss the Blarney Stone, which is said to give people the gift of eloquence. Guests can also enjoy cycling, nature trails, golf and fishing in the area.

How to get here

From Cork city: 9 miles - take N22 for 3 miles. Straight road, take first right onto R618 to Killarney. After 5 miles a fingerpost sign indicates Knockawn Wood. From Blarney: 5 miles following Killarney signs. R617/R579/R622/R618. From Killarney: Turn left after Macroom onto R618 for Blarney - 11 miles. From Dublin (N8) or Waterford (N25): Jack Lynch Tunnel - N40 West. Exit No.1  ( Cork West)  N22/Blarney R617. Follow to R618. House is 8km on R618.

Sat Nav: Lat (51.90861) - Long (-8.65628)


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Fishing within 5kms
  • Golfing within 5kms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Horse Riding
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing
  • No Smoking House
  • Private Car Park
  • Tea In Bedrooms
  • TV in Bedroom
  • Wi-Fi

Customer Reviews

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Overall Score



Jeanette Klaty

14 Oct 2017 
Review Score: 9/10

Wonderful experience. The lack of parking and the wi-fi being down did dampen things a little, but the comfortable beds and bedding, privacy, delicious breakfast, and friendly directions to the places we wanted to go more than made up for it.

Andrey and Lauren

09 Oct 2017 
Review Score: 10/10

Ita was such a wonderful host! She greeted us with a warm welcome and offered us coffee and scones. When we got to her B&B and sat down with her, we mentioned how we were having issues with one of our tires on the rental and how we couldn't find someone to help us without leaving the car overnight. She recommended us to go out to eat at the lovey Blair Inn for dinner and that she would make some calls to see if she could find someone to help us with our tire. Her neighbor Tom was able to come over and look at the tire and fix it for us. We were able to pick it up from him the following day and keep us going on our journey. Ita was so wonderful and helpful and we could not thank her enough! I would highly recommend staying with her.

Danielle Solano

06 Oct 2017 
Review Score: 10/10

Wonderful experience! Ita greeted us with a warm welcome and even offered us coffee and Irish soda bread as soon as we arrived! She also gave us some maps and made it known that she would be happy to give us recommendations for things to do in the area. Thank you Ita! We would be happy to stay with you again :)

stuart mccoll

29 Sep 2017 
Review Score: 1/10

should close the doors and retire. would never return to this B&B low point of our trip. directions were crazy called her and had us drive around for 40 miles. do not recommend this B&B

Steve Bradshaw

27 Sep 2017 
Review Score: 8/10

Very clean and well appointed. Ita was a lovely host and provided directions to a very nice pub. Arriving after dark she has a well lit entrance. Conitental breakfast only but a good one.


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