I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
– Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Irish playwright
We know that Oscar Wilde’s desire to be provided with the best of quality speaks to our customers. So we are committed to providing you with a range of unique, top quality experiences that make your visit to Ireland and An Garrán Cóir a treasured memory.
Who we are
We, Jo & Michael Calnan, have opened our home to guests since 1985, making lifelong friends. We will treasure forever the great memories they’ve documented in our visitors log.
We reside at the family farm which has been in the Calnan family for many years.
Michael’s diverse farming projects include forestry farming. Michael is the appointed gardener at An Garrán Cóir (AGC), growing fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits. The AGC Happy Hens provide free range eggs for your culinary pleasure.
Jo is delighted to provide personalised care to her guests, caring for their individual needs. Jo is immensely proud to have represented Ireland in the Landlady of the Year AA Award.
Both Michael and Jo feel privileged to to be consistently rated one of the best guesthouses in the competitive Clonakilty accommodation market, winning prestigious awards such as an “National Award of Excellence”.
Easy to get to – Hard to leave