Killeagh Village is located on the main road N25 between the larger town of Midleton (15 min away) and seaside town of Youghal (10 min). The beautiful Glenbower Wood is located a short walk from the house, and its walking trails encompass the Dissour River, a playground, holy wells, a sheela na gig, and a giant redwood tree.
Killeagh is home to one of the oldest pubs in Ireland, The Old Thatch, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner – and kindly offers a discount to Greywood residents. There are also two additional pubs (O’Mahonys, Kennedys), two grocery stores (Centra, Londis), a post office, a pharmacy, a butcher, a chipper and a Chinese restaurant.
Guests are welcome to borrow bicycles. Castlemartyr, the next village over, has a greengrocer & food hall (5 min by car or 15 by bicycle). Red Barn Strand (beach) is about a 30 minute cycle away.
Midleton is known for the Jameson Distillery and its excellent farmers market on Saturdays. Local food is emphasised in cafes like Sage/Greenroom, and the Farmgate. Monty’s cafe serves delicious Badger & Dodo coffee (roasted nearby in Fermoy!) and delicious soups & sandwiches. Midleton Books is a great spot to pick up new books, and Crafty Hands Ceramic Studio offers pottery classes for all ages.
Youghal is a historic walled town that boasts seaviews, the Clockgate Tower museum, quaint pubs like The Nook, good food in Clancys and La Bella Roma by Luigi, as well as the Raleigh Quarter artists studios and a used bookshop.
Ardmore and Ballycotton villages are both a 20-min drive away, and each have a unique cliff walk. Shanagarry village is not only home to the famous Ballymaloe Cookery School, but also Stephen Pearce Pottery and the Kilkenny Design shop. Lismore Castle gardens and art gallery is about half an hour away, as is Cobh‘s Sirius Art Centre.
Cork City is approximately 40 min drive from Killeagh.