In the area

Local taxi services are available. We recommend having your own personal transport to explore the area as public transport is limited. Whitelodge B&B is 28 miles from Cork airport and 25 miles from Cork City.

Ballymaloe Cookery School, Gardens and Organic Farm

A twenty minute walk of the B&B, Darina and Tim Allen’s world famous Cookery School with a full schedule of day, weekend or longer courses and ornamental gardens open to visitors.

Ballymaloe House

A short drive from Whitelodge brings you to the Country Guest House & Restaurant home of the late Myrtle Allen, one of the leading figures in Irish and European cuisine for over 50 years. The restaurant is still run by the Allen family

Castlemartyr Resort

Golf course, restaurant, luxury afternoon teas. 10 minute drive.

Ballycotton Sea Adventures

Ballycotton Sea Adventures run boat trips and charters around Ballycotton Bay and the surrounding magnificent coastline. From exhilarating fun rides around Ballycotton Island, to a guided tour of the majestic Ballycotton lighthouse, to fishing for mackerel or zipping around the corner to Cork city for lunch or dinner, Ballycotton Sea Adventures offers something for everyone. Season runs from April until October each year.

Penn Castle

Next to the church within walking village of Whitelodge lies the ruins of the ancestral home of William Penn, founder of the state of Pennsylvania.

Historical tours of Ballycotton/Shanagarry and the nearby medieval village of Cloyne are also available through Whitelodge B&B. Package prices available on request.

Garryvoe Hotel

An extremely popular wedding venue, with blue flag beach, a fine hotel and restaurant and music at weekends. 1 mile from the B&B.

Ballycotton village:

There is lots to do in Ballycotton only a ten minute drive away.

Day trips to visit lighthouse (seasonal) booking at pier

Fishing trips from the pier

Further afield…

Day trips to Cobh, Kinsale, Lismore, Waterford, Cork City, Clonakilty are all very feasible from Whitelodge. We are happy to advise and suggest itineraries over a drink on the terrace.

There are numerous spots for angling locally.

Other local visitor attractions include the Jameson Whiskey Heritage Centre in Midleton, Fota Wildlife Park and Gardens, the cliff top walks at Ballycotton and 10 golf courses.