From Gentry to Rock & Roll Legends
Originally built in the late 1700’s by Captain George Sandes, Dunowen has had many colourful inhabitants over the years. Each generation of owner has left its signature on the house and gardens, to be enjoyed by our guests today. Sands Cove at the end of our laneway, took its name from the original Sandes family, dropping the “e” over time, while the walled garden features the original bell tower that called the seven gardeners to meals.
However, mention Dunowen House to anyone living in the environs of Clonakilty and they immediately associate it with a more recent resident and local hero. For more than 30 years Noel Redding, bass player with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, called Dunowen House home, where he entertained music legends throughout the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. More recently, Dunowen was owned by 1980’s popstar Nik Kershaw.
We have dedicated a large room in the house to various rock and roll memorabilia linked to Noel Redding and Jimi Hendrix, specifically original concert posters, vintage magazines and music. All to be enjoyed by our guests while they stay.
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5 Star Luxury packages for up to 23 Guests.
From €155pps for a 2 night stay with
3 course dinner party...