Fáilte! Welcome to inspirational Innishannon.
The gateway to West Cork and on the upper reaches of Kinsale harbour Innishannon has an intriguing story to tell.
The Horse and Rider sculpture at the eastern entrance of the village is the first chapter of this story that is continued on plaques throughout the village.
Enjoy a visit to the secluded Huguenot graveyard, view the ancient Lawn Wall designed by Thomas Adderly who also designed the streets of Dublin and London. Read the plaque on the ancestral home of Mrs George Bernard Shaw and Jeremy Irons. Walk the riverside Bleach Walk which gets it’s name from the linen bleaching of earlier days. Our history plaque story which dates back to the sixth century concludes at the western end of the village at the restored forge and sculpture of Billy the Blacksmith.
Take time to have a walk around adjacent Dromeen Wood where you may catch a fleeting glimpse of a red squirrel and children will enjoy the Fairy Walk. This is just a taste of the delights of Innishannon on the threshold of West Cork.