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Banana Melon Kitchen @ O’Herlihy’s

We were so excited to welcome Banana Melon Kitchen to O’Herlihy’s this weekend ! A plant-based food start-up, Banana Melon produce colourful, wholesome, food that doesn’t compromise on flavour, taste or satisfaction. Their nutritionally-focused food features seasonal ingredients in their most natural form to create inspired, colourful dishes!... read more

GLUT Pop-up Supper Night @ O’Herlihy’s

So! Last night the guys from GLUT  took over the kitchen at O’Herlihy’s to present a night of delicious local food and beverages. Guests sat at our beautifully decorated long table and enjoyed a 5 course menu of locally sourced produce as well as some of GLUTS own preserved and foraged treats. Hopefully one of many more food events to come at O’Herlihys….. Table Setting | Supper Club Blood Orange Cake & Rhubarb Sorbet Salt Baked Beets, Knocklara & Blood Orange Long Table Featured Menu Long Table Candlelight Ready for our guests!  ... read more

THINGS TO DO IN KINSALE & NEARBY   Kevin O’Connell runs the fabulously enjoyable foraging walks and special catering outfitForage and Find. It is a beautiful and informative way to spend a day. Look at his website above for contact details and more information. Below is Clonakilty based Handcrafted Hens, they will travel to meet you wherever you might be in the general west cork region, and then they provide fun and creative ways to entertain your group of celebrating friends! Look at website below for more details on their classes from chocolate making to knicker making! Below is O’Herlihys Townhouse own Sarah who offers contemporary drawing walks around Kinsale. All walks are tailored to the requests of those partaking. Information is on the poster itself!      ... read more


Customised to suit you and your friends or family, O’Herlihys are playing host to unique art making vacations. Facilitated by artist and arts educator Sarah O’Brien (who also runs the guesthouse with her momma), these art breaks are perfect for any group who want to get away and relax by exploring their creativity. The workshop/s can happen over one or two days or your stay. The duration and style of workshop is designed after a discussion between the guest and Sarah. Sarah facilitates art workshops for different groups, from very young folk to not-so-young folk, at The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC and the West Cork Arts Centre. She is also a part-time studio tutor at the Department of Landscape Architecture at UCD. Do look at her website for more info on this and her own work Sarah can devise workshops ranging from FUN, for ladies on a not so ‘hen’ weekend to more engaged watercolour and sketching tours of Kinsale. Here she employs her techniques for approaching landscape and puts some contemporary methods into the mix. The workshops are tailored to suit your group. Prices vary depending on numbers of guests and duration. get in touch to discuss! RUNNING FROM LATE OCTOBER TO EARLY MARCH... read more

O’Herlihys Townhouse features on Design Island App. ID2015

Design Island is an app produced by Irish Design 2015 (ID2015), in collaboration with IBM, that helps users navigate the design delights of Ireland. All of the places and businesses listed on the app, including yours, have been nominated by our design panel. ID2015 asked a panel of 40 experts from the design community to nominate their top design destinations around the country to share the best of design in the country, including some well-kept secrets. Locations are divided into five categories for ease of navigation: Stay, Eat and Drink, See, Shop and Events. Download the app for IOS here... read more

Lusitania Commemorations Kinsale

Kinsale commemorated the centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania off The Old Head of Kinsale in 1915. O’Herlihys had a special connection to the events as Michael O’Herlihy sat in the jury of local men at the inquest into the sinking of the ship. This was an event of world interest at the time.... read more

Pop up Shop at the Guesthouse

The guesthouse was host to a brilliant pop up shop in July this year. The pop up shop was put on by the Darling Violets. It was their first ever pop up shop and it was a great... read more



Phone: 353 (0)87 9502411 Email: Address: The Glen, Kinsale, Co.Cork


DRAWING WALKS are run by Sarah and are based in Kinsale between June & September.
Drawing walks are suitable for ages 6 years upwards and can be arranged for private birthday parties, visiting parties, students, artists, and novices!

See the DRAWING WALKSwebsite for more information


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