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Situated on the west side of Cork city centre, our distinctive guest house combines a wide range of elegant accommodation options for Business and Leisure Guests alike. We provide luxury B&B accommodation beside UCC. Our ideal location puts you minutes from the best of Cork, with shopping, museums and historic sites all nearby.

Garnish House is uniquely set, only 5 minutes from Cork city centre, opposite the famous University College Cork and is close by the N22, en route to West Cork and Kerry. From town centre, turn into Washington Street, which becomes Lancaster Quay, now a 1-way street (pass the River Lee Hotel) and shortly after becomes Western Road. Garnish House (green building, yellow sign) is 200m after the hotel on your right.

Using a GPS or Google Maps, we suggest entering the address, “18 Western Road” or postcode, T12 XH90.

The location is an ideal base for further exploration into the celebrated south-west of Ireland, including Blarney, Cobh, Kinsale, and Killarney.

Coordinates for GPS / Sat Nav:Latitude = 51.8957, Longitude = -8.4886

Lat    = 51 degrees,   53.7 minutes   North  (N51.53.45)
Long = 8 degrees,   29.3 minutes   West  (W 8.29.18)

Loc8 Codes are a new all Ireland Digital Address Code and a smarter way to find your way. Enter WDR-63-44G in to your SatNav or GPS enabled handset.


POSTCODE for Google Maps: T12 XH90

How to get to Garnish House

From Railway station:     Bus No.205

Arriving at the train station; there are 3 options to get to Garnish House:  You either enjoy a lovely 30-40-minute walk from one side of the city centre to the other or take a taxi (approx. 8-14 euro). The 3rd option, Bus No.205, operates from right outside the train station (1.80 euro pp) every 15-30 minutes. Just ask the bus driver to point out the bus stop closest to Garnish House (past the River Lee Hotel).

From Bus Station:         Bus No.205 & 208

3 options again: A lovely 20-25-minute walk through the city centre or a taxi (approx. 8-10 euro). The 3rd option, Bus No.205 or 208, leaves every 15-30 minutes from around the bus station. Get off at the bus stop right after the River Lee Hotel (the bus driver will advise you) and you will find us within 100m, right next to the intersection (opposite the University College gates).

From Airport:

By Taxi
There is a Taxi Rank located outside the main terminal building. The cost from Cork Airport to Western Road is approximately 16-22 euro.

Bus Eireann
Ireland’s national bus company provides a regular Air Coach bus service from Cork Airport to Cork’s Parnell Place Bus Station throughout the week.
On Public Holidays, including St. Stephen’s Day, all Cork City services, including route 226 Air Coach services to Cork Airport, operate according to the Sunday schedule. Journey time is approximately 30 minutes.