On a summer of a gentle wooded hillside in County Cork, just east of the old main road from Dublin to Cork and between the villages of Rathcormack and Watergrasshill, stands Kilshannig, one of the finest eighteenth century houses in Munster.  The house was built between 1765 and 1766 for Abraham Devonsher, a wealthy Cork burgher and banker, in the valley of the River Bride, about six miles south of Fermoy. His architect was a Sardinian, Davisco d’Arcort, known in Ireland as Davis Ducart, whose Irish career began in the 1760s and continued until his death in about 1785. 

Address & Contact

Kilshannig, Rathcormack, Fermoy, Cork

t: +353 25 36124



Available as a Film Location

Houses and Garden

Individual House Visits

Groups by Arrangement

Opening Details

September 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24.

10am - 2pm.

Adults €8.00

Concessions €5.00