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Knockawn Wood

Blarney, Cork, P31 N840

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)
P31 N840

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

Very Good



20 Jun 2018 
Review Score: 8/10

Our host was lovely, welcoming, and helpful. Our room was cramped, but we were three in a room so that's to be expected. Plenty of towels and everything was clean. The area was absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for a greatstay!

Michael Kernan

30 May 2018 
Review Score: 8/10

Very Nice Place and cozy Great sitting porch


31 Oct 2017 
Review Score: 3/10

We were not impressed with this place at all. Out of all the B&Bs we stayed at (5 total) this was our least favorite. If you're looking for a nicer place with cute ambiance this is not it. Parking is horrible and the WiFi is basically non-existent.

Rebecca Van Booven

24 Oct 2017 
Review Score: 10/10

Ita was a wonderful host and provided tea/coffee and scones upon our arrival. The Irish breakfast in the morning was delicious and very filling. She correctly advised us to go early to the Blarney Castle and beat the crowds! Ita was very sweet and accommodating. She recommended the Blair Inn for dinner and we enjoyed it tremendously especially in front of the fireplace!

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.


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