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Ballard house B & B


A warm welcome awaits you at Ballard in beautiful West Cork, situated in peaceful countryside just outside Clonakilty.

If you are looking for a base from which to explore West Cork and Kerry then look no further than Ballard House.

This family run bed and breakfast, located 4km outside the town on the Kinsale Road (R600), has been welcoming guests for twenty seven years. A full breakfast menu is on offer serving local produce and home baking. If being outdoors appeals to you, then this is the perfect base. It is a fantastic location for walking,cycling, golfing, angling, and of course the history enthusiast will have a dream holiday. The food lover will not be disappointed as Clonakilty is renowned for it many famous restaurants.

  • Internet access is free to all guests.
  • Cork Airport 45 mins. Ferry 50 mins.


We stayed in Clonakilty for 4 nights and loved it. So much to do. Beautiful beaches. Lovely pubs and such friendly people! Can't wait to come back!

Denise Lemmon Brown

A charming, yet cosmopolitan little gem, set in a stunningly beautiful part of the Emerals Isle. Great food, friendly people with immense sense of civic responsibility. Do not miss the music scene.

Jim Shine

I love Clonakility! Whenever we visit the Cork area we can't resit a stop off! Great Cafes & Restaurants. Very Pretty Town, bustling with life and Activity!!!!

Mary Sheridan Galway

A great town vibrant and pretty. Always plenty to do. Always clean and with the most friendly people. A must visit for both visitors to Ireland and native Irish. Great pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Michael McKenna

The most vibrant small town in Ireland. Always something happening. Great food, great atmosphere, lovely people.

Alison Wickham

We found Clonakilty to be one of if not the friendliest place we've ever visited. The people of "Clon " treated us like we had lived there our whole lives.They welcomed us into their lives like we were family.

Mitch Eveleth Iowa, USA

Great town ."The people are Splendid" to use a quote of the towns most Famous famous residence Michael Collins. The food and choice of food is excellent, the layout of the town with it meanderingĀ streets creates an intimacy with this place.

Michael McManus

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