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Book Your Stay at Friar's Lodge

Four Star Guesthouse in the heart of Kinsale, newly purpose built with Luxurious Accommodation and Safe Private Parking


We have 18 Non Smoking rooms in total consisting of two suites, eight triple rooms and eight double rooms. All of our bedrooms are spacious and fitted out to the highest of standards for your comfort. Every room comes with its own en-suite bathroom. There is also free 24 hr wifi connection in the public areas of friars Lodge and in all of our rooms.
1-4 person

Triple (2 of these ) en-suite with tub and shower Very spacious room with two king beds and a single bed Suite a large family and / or children. Ask about our special rates for families

1-3 person

En-suite with a shower and bath tub Suit two or three people. Spacious And quiet room . one king size bed and one single bed Smart TV . Free WiFi ,Phone hairdryer , ironing station .

1-4 person

En-suite with a Shower and bath tub A huge room with a sitting room area ,one king bed and a single bed and lounge style seating . Suit a couple or three people . This room has a large sitting area with comfortable lounge chairs and writing desk. Smart tv, WiFi, ironing station . Phone , hairdryer.

1-2 person

En-suite with a bath tub king size bed . Spacious and quiet . Smart TV , free WiFi, ironing station , phone ,hairdryer . Also available for single occupancy.

1-3 person

Spacious room with 2 singles and a king. Ideal for families. Ask for our special family rates. En-suite with a tub and shower ,smart tv , hairdryer , phone , iron station .free WiFi

The History of Friar's Lodge

Friar's lodge and Friar's Street in which it is situated take their name from the ruined Carmelite Friary nearby. The Carmelite Order was founded by St. Berthold, on Mount Carmel in Palestine, in 1214. The friary, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, near Abbey Well in Kinsale, was founded by Robert Fitzrichard Balrain in 1334.

Customer Reviews

Delightful Stay

We recently booked a family room at the Friars Lodge. It was very impressive regarding its location, it is a two minute walk into the heart of the beautiful town of Kinsale, with free car parking. The approach to the lodge from Cork is really easy to get to and avoids having to navigate your car through the winding medieval streets of Kinsale, which are better approached on a leisurely stroll. The room was incredibly spacious for our family of four. The beds were really comfortable and everything was clean and tidy. The lodge was also located in quiet surroundings so the kids had no problems drifting off to sleep. The wifi was fast enough for us to download movies quickly onto the iPad to watch with the kids just before bedtime. The room also had an iron which was great for giving packed clothes a quick run through before heading out in the evening. The breakfasts in the morning were great and provided something for everyone in our young family, the cooked breakfast was superb. Maureen, who owns the lodge, was welcoming, incredibly nice and really put us at ease, with great knowledge of the area. This was our first Covid 19 trip and we were reassured by the level of social distancing and hand sanitiser in the lodge. It was excellent value for money and I would easily recommend it to anyone with a young family or anyone wishing to visit Kinsale,


Fantastic Visit

I recently spent a great weekend in the beautiful, historic town of Kinsale staying at this hotel/guest house which was spacious, comfortable and clean. It is centrally located and only a short walk to restaurants, bars and cafes. The proprietor was welcoming, friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful. I can’t wait to go back.


Central location, clean and friendly

"A great spot for a girls weekend in Kinsale. The owner showed great kindness to us and the guesthouse is in a fantastic location for exploring the beautiful little town of Kinsale. This was my second visit to Friar’s Lodge, having stayed here a number of years ago for a wedding in Ballinacurra House."


Great Hospitality

Thanks again Maureen and Mary for your great hospitality and for the best Irish breakfast ever Very clean very friendly tv was a bit dodgy but who cares we had to make conversation instead.....hope to be back soon

Sean S

Lovely Accommodation, central location, fabulous staff !!They saved the day!

We were a hen group coming to Kinsale for 2 nights. We had originally booked other accommodation months in advance so knew nothing about friars lodge. On the day we were travelling down for the hen, i received a phone call stating i was double booked and we could not stay there anymore. it was a nightmare and we had no where to stay. I went to a local hotel to ask for help and they called our fairy god mother Maureen at Friars lodge. Maureen heard our story and immediately opened up Friars lodge for us to stay in. Maureen gave us as many rooms as we needed and more. Nothing was too big an ask even when we locked one of the keys in the bedroom she came straight away and sorted us out. Maureen was so kind and friendly and we had the whole guesthouse to ourselves. Maureen was renovating the property so it was closed for a few weeks but saved our hen weekend by taking us in. Maureen we cant thank you enough you really helped us out. When we got there i was so happy with the rooms. All the rooms were massive! I think it is better than some hotels I have stayed in. We had everything we needed in the rooms including, tv, iron, towels, toiletries, tea making facilities and the location was absolutely perfect! We were a 2 minute walking distance from all local attractions. I have always heard kinsale is such a friendly spot and the people are amazing but Maureen you went above and beyond for us and we cant thank you enough. If anyone is thinking about Friars lodge I would highly recommend this place its amazing!

Maria O Leary