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Sea Gull House

Kinsale, Cork, P17 VO68

Review Score: Fabulous 8.7/10

In Kinsale

Meet your host…

Mary O'Neill

I have been sharing my home with guests for many years; I enjoy meeting and exchanging stories with them. I do my utmost to ensure guests will experience the true meaning of Irish hospitality. Having a sound knowledge of Ireland, I am happy to help with itinerary plans to make your visit special.

Cork Street
P17 VO68

In the heart of the medieval fishing port of Kinsale, Sea Gull House sits in a historic spot next door to the 16th century Desmond Castle. Close to the beach and water sports like yachting, swimming, kayaking and deep-sea angling, guests can also enjoy great golf and horse riding. One of the most popular towns in County Cork, Kinsale boasts gourmet restaurants, lively pubs and stunning seaside walks. A family-run home, host Mary O’Neill provides a warm Irish welcome.

How to get here

In Kinsale town follow the sign for the Garda station. The house is about 200yd from there on Cork Street.

Sat Nav: Lat (51.708630) - Long (-8.522644)


  • Cycling
  • Fishing within 5kms
  • Golfing within 5kms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Horse Riding
  • No Smoking House
  • Walking

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Ian & Dana O’Grady

23 May 2018 
Review Score: 9/10

Kinsale was our favorite town to visit during our trip to Ireland and Mary and the Sea Gull house were one of the reasons why. Her bar was fantastic, filled with friendly locals and great beer and it’s in a great location towards the center of town. Mary’s breakfast in the morning was personal and delicious. The rooms were nothing special besides a little deck out back overlooking the back patio. We will definitely be back!

Derek Latimer

31 Aug 2017 
Review Score: 9/10

Well located place in kinsale. Rooms are a bit tight but clean and comfortable overall. Mrs Mary runs the Place and does a good job. Her son runs the tap tavern down the road and the ghost tour. Both which are worth doing. Would stay again. Parking is not dedicated but she will make have somewhere to park. She is known as the godmother of kinsale and likely knows more about it than most locals. Would stay again.

Margaret (Peg) Chambers

06 Aug 2017 
Review Score: 7/10

Enjoyed our one night visit. Beds and bath were just fine, and Mary's energy and tavern were charming, but we were told what we would be having for breakfast, no choices, and it was not very tasty.

Christine Rutherfurd

05 Aug 2017 
Review Score: 7/10

great location right in kinsale next to desmond castle. adequate room and a lovely hostess mary was most helpful. rooms upstairs be mindful with lugagge..

John Baker

24 Jul 2017 
Review Score: 10/10

Our family of four stayed in Kinsale with Mary. It was great. The rooms were nice and very clean. She was very kind to our two teenagers and they absolutely loved her. We had to leave very early (much earlier than the advertised breakfast time) and she went out of her way to accommodate us with Tea, Coffee, and some toast. Make sure to drop by her pub and we can definitely recommend her son's ghost tour.


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