Thalassotherapy Explained – Inchydoney’s Unique Seawater Spa

  Thalassotherapy Explained Inchydoney Island became home to Ireland’s first Thalassotherapy Spa in 1998. Thalassotherapy is a combination of the two Greek words meaning Sea and Medical Treatment. The Island Spa combines a heated Seawater Therapy Pool and Thalassotherapy Treatments, … Continue reading

Style Evening with Celia Holman Lee & Wedding Showcase

Style Evening with Celia Holman Lee & Wedding Showcase

Style Evening with Celia Holman Lee & Wedding Showcase

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa
Wedding Style Showcase
Where the happy couple can plan together in style..

On Saturday the 8th and Sunday, 9th March, as spring gets fully underway, the multiple award-winning Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa invites couples across Ireland to turn their dreams into reality as it hosts its Style and Wedding Showcase.

Saturday the 8th March, we welcome stylist and celebrity Celia Holman Lee to the hotel, where she will host a Style Evening. Celia will offer invaluable advice on what to wear and more importantly what not to wear, whether you are the Bride, the Mother of the Bride / Groom or a Wedding Guest. Fashion & Styles from local boutiques will complement the evening as Celia shares her knowledge and experience. Tickets are €20 and are available from Reception.

Our Grooms Zone will ensure the boys are looked after too. While the ladies enjoy an evening with Celia, our Grooms to be are invited to a complimentary consultation with our Menswear Expert who will offer advice, showcase trends and styles and offer the groom the opportunity to try on various options for the big day.

On Sunday the 9th March, the Wedding Showcase will allow couples to meet with key personnel from the hotel during the afternoon to answer any questions you might have, to help take the stress out of the planning and assist you with compiling those typically all-consuming checklists. There is a host of new and fun ways to make your wedding day even more special at Inchydoney with retro style sweet tables, kitsch mini hotdogs and burgers for evening supper and barbeques on the balcony overlooking the beaches.

Guests will also be invited to discover Wedding Menus and Wines from the kitchen & cellar and meet with Amy Dorgan, Wedding Coordinator who will guide couples through their various options and provide tailor-made suggestions for their most special day.

Couples wishing the make the most of this special time and plan in style are invited to take advantage of our special overnight package, which includes overnight accommodation for two, early dinner in the Gulfstream Restaurant, tickets to Celia Holman Lee Style Evening for the ladies and complimentary and access to the Grooms Zone for the gents… All for just €145pps

For further information;
Please contact Amy Dorgan, Wedding Co-Ordinator on 023 8833143

Winter Entertainment at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa


Hi Everyone,

Before we all start to think about the long Winter ahead of us, here at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa we can put a little sparkle into your Winter nights.

We have an exciting lineup of entertainment coming your way with fantastic B&B and fine dining rates on each of the evenings. So don’t dispair in the frosty air, a Winter’s evening spent at the cosy Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is a perfect way to occupy the cold nights ahead.

Here’s our lineup to your exciting Winter entertainment:

Gay Byrne Live on Stage:  Thursday 24 October

An Evening With Cara O’Sullivan:  Friday 08th November

Pat Shortt:  Saturday 23rd November

An Evening Michael Harding – Staring at Lakes:  Sunday 15th December

Santa’s Big BBQ Party Night:  Saturday 14th December

Festive Party Night:  Friday 20th Decembr

New Year’s Eve:  Rebecca Storm

Every Friday & Saturday night we have live music in Dunes Pub & Bistro


Tickets & Dinner
Tickets & B&B
Tickets, B&B & Dinner

Bookings is available by contacting:

Tel:  023 8833143
At Reception

We really look forward to seeing you on these exciting nights, book soon to avoid disappointment. And don’t forget about our great B&B and dining rates.

Spectacular New Headland in Development at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa


Spectacular New Headland In Development at

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

Headland 4

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa has begun a €300,000 project to enhance and protect the natural beauty of the headland of Inchydoney Island in an initiative that provides increased access and unparalleled dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the stunning views of the West Cork coastline.

The focus of the redevelopment, which is due for completion in April is on natural harmony and the seamless integration of the elements into the natural habitat. It will include features such as a picnic terrace, specially designed headland walk routes, amphitheatre style seating and a Wind Garden.

Conservation management is one of the key factors in the enhancement project because over time both the Atlantic Ocean and public access have taken their toll on the eroding headland. Inchydoney wants to ensure that we manage and preserve the headland for generations to come.

When completed in April, the headland will be visually alluring with meandering paths, stone faced walls with grass seating, proper fencing and lighting along with replenished native species of shrubbery, grasses and foliage. A viewing platform will be constructed overlooking the beach and headland providing stunning photo opportunities.

As the footpath and ancillary routes snake around to the open clearing, there will be a picnic area with a large range of viewing areas, and art and sculpture displays in the Wind Garden.  The concept of the Wind Garden will be to harness the natural wind speeds of the area, which are typically high, and channel them into a scenic art project where the installations will respond naturally to the elements.

Proprietor of Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, Des O’Dowd, says, “We are delighted to be the guardians and custodians of this beautiful landscape. We would like to leave it in a better way than we found it.”

This is a joint initiative between Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa and West Cork Development Partnership.

John & Sara Devoy Answer Inchydoney Island’s Call of The Wild

In the run up to our Winter Taste of West Cork Food & Wine Evening we have asked some of our producers to write about what they do and why they do it! 

The first in this mini-series of guest bloggers is the wonderful Sara Devoy from Devoy’s Organic Farm 

John & Sara Devoy of Devoy’s Organic Farm Rosscarbery

About ten years ago John walked into a 6 acre field in Rosscarbery with a river at its boundary rolling North to South towards Owenahinca Beach, John said ‘this is it’! There was no house, no running water and no electricity supply. This was a new challenge for John who had cycled  solo from Cork to North Cape in Norway to  Cape Town some years before!

With a few children at our side, the creation of our farm and home began. John had been a bio-chemist for many years in Cork City and I had worked in publicity, Nutrition and Stress Management. We would need all these skills on our rocky road. At first we relished the thought that this land hadn’t been cultivated for  25 years. This  ensured that it was free from sprays and fertilizers. It was a wilderness which had become home to birds,foxes and hares. Later we realized with every tree that we tried to plant, there were some huge rocks to shift.  There was the odd time when I hoped we would come across a stone circle and we could shelve the whole idea of creating a farm!

Steadily, with the help of local skills and a continuous stream of students from European Agricultural schools, we managed to reclaim some small areas of land and cultivate them. We erected polytunnels and cleared away the deepest layers of weeds. We hauled up seaweed from local beaches and worked hard to recondition the soil.  My son didnt have time to play with diggers as at 3 years old he was up in a massive JCB helping with the drainage channels. The work seemed interminable initially and trying to get planning permission was another nightmare.  Fortunately both of us had a background in health and knew a little bit about stress management!! BUT nothing could have prepared us for this huge lump of reality!! That is just a bit of the story!!!

Initially, we produced just enough for a few select restaurants and as the project expanded we were able to look at supplying some local markets and supermarkets.

We greatly value our connection with Inchydoney Hotel as pretty early on we invited Head Chef Adam Medcalf to the farm to sample what we were producing. He has always had an eye for the tasty and unusual. We walked around the farm and tasted numerous varieties of salad and spoke about the menus for the season ahead. It is great to work alongside chefs who have the vision to use what is local and in season.

For more information about John & Sara Devoy’s Organic Farm check out their website.

If you want to taste some of their produce then you can taste it at The Taste of West Cork on Friday November 2nd where you can enjoy a 7 course tasting menu featuring the very best of West Cork Seasonal Produce and enjoy Fine Wines paired by William Tindal of Tindal Wines.  Bookings on 023 88 33143

Beetroot and Goats Cheese Macaroons

Every few weeks our Head Chef, Adam Medcalf @ Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, will be sharing recipes from our kitchen! This week we have: Beetroot and Goats Cheese Macaroons 1 small beetroot 250ml egg whites 50 g icing sugar … Continue reading