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Roselawn House has become a B&B renowned for its welcoming atmosphere and family orientated environment. The proprietor, Marian Collins, has catered for many a guest over the years and has met people from all walks of life. From members of the Irish diaspora returning home to meet family and trace their heritage to weary cyclists, walkers and motorcycle enthusiasts, she has welcomed them all into her beautiful home. Roselawn House is located on the R586, one mile from the bustling village of Drimoleague and almost equidistant by nine miles each from the vibrant market towns of Bantry, Skibbereen and Dunmanway. By being situated in the heart of West Cork, Roselawn House is an ideal touring base for all of South Cork and South Kerry. Drimoleague itself is a parish of great antiquity and offers a vast plethora of amenities and sites of historical, archaeological and personal interest to experience and explore. Once the busiest railway junction in West Cork, Drimoleague has now become the hub of walking networks in the area. Hence the title "The Walker's Junction of West Cork". It is here that the well acclaimed Sheep's Head Way converges with the six Drimoleague Heritage Walkways. St. Finbarr's Pilgrim Way, a 37km ancient pilgrim path to St. Finbarr's hermitage at Gougane Barra, also starts here. The walkways discover a landscape of remarkable beauty, undulating farmland, pristine riverbank and a largely unspoiled flora and fauna.
Four of us stayed with Marian and Denis while we were walking the Saint Finbarrs Way, they couldn’t have been nicer to us. Marian provided us with beautiful breakfast and Denis drove us to the start of our walk and collected us when we were finished for the day. They even dried our wed gear. Denis also drove us to the local pub and to Bantry. The rooms were very comfortable and very clean. I would highly rocommend Roselawn. Thank you so much.
We had a very enjoyable 1-night stay at Roselawn in late September. Ensuite room very clean and comfortable, breakfast great, and the host, Marian was cheery and helpful with local information.
From Skibbereen take the R593 to Drimoleague. At Drimoleague turn right onto the R586. Roselawn House can be found on the right, after 1.6 km.
From Bantry take the N71 south and after 4.83 km turn left onto the R586 to Drimoleague. Roselawn House can be found to the east of Drimoleague, on the right, after 1.6 km.
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