Celtic Ross Hotel

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The Celtic Ross Hotel offers an enticing package of great food, hospitality and accommodation amongst the beautiful backdrop of West Cork.

A lasting first impression of the Celtic Ross starts when you approach from Clonakilty and come across the causeway crossing the Lagoon at Rosscarbery. The landmark of the hotel’s stone-clad round tower comes into view. This imposing new tower was constructed on the site of the old Victoria Tower originally built in 1890 by William Charles Barron Carbery and dedicated to his wife, Victoria, Lady Carbery.

The Celtic Ross Hotel was built in 1997 by Gerry Wycherly and is still in the ownership of the Wycherly family. This family-friendly hotel is located at the start of the village of Rosscarbery on the water’s edge. The causeway takes traffic across the tidal lagoon on the main road from Clonakilty to Skibbereen and the wider West Cork area.

The Celtic Ross Hotel was name-checked as one of the top 50 places to stay in Ireland. This award-winning hotel is matched with a very friendly welcome delivered by knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. This is a family-friendly hotel, a central base for touring and visiting the West Cork tourist hot spots and a hotel of choice for relaxing, enjoying the hotel facilities and recharging the batteries. Close to the hotel, there are a number of safe swimming beaches. On the waterfront beside the hotel, there is a water-based activity centre offering a range of fun activities.

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At the Celtic Ross Hotel, Head Chef Shane Deane champions the ethos of sustainability and quality across the hotel’s range of dining experiences.


This hotel supports local artisan food producers and West Cork is home to a legion of artisan food producers, creating everything from specialist farmhouse cheeses to organic vegetables; Ireland’s finest smoked fish; free-range eggs; chicken, pork, and beef; traditionally cured charcuterie; locally produced honey, preserves and relishes. The Celtic Ross proudly use over 35 local food producers that deliver directly to their kitchen.

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The Kingfisher Bar & Bistro provides a comfortable and relaxed dining experience. Enjoy a delicious dinner from a choice of dishes that offer a delightful variety of flavours and textures using the freshest of seasonal ingredients and local produce. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily.


The permanent Celtic Ross Food Truck (C.R.A.F.T.) serves vibrant West Cork street food on a sunny patio with a view over the lagoon. The menu is fun and tasty whether enjoyed to go or on the music-filled terrace.


You can expect a dining experience to satisfy all tastes with the highest quality ingredients, creative dishes and fantastic flavour.


The Kingfisher Restaurant.

Situated off the hotel lobby, The Kingfisher Restaurant faces onto the waterfront. Chef Shane Deane prides himself in presenting a menu peppered with ingredients from local and West Cork artisan suppliers. Shane proudly name-checks the local producers that he uses. The team at the Celtic Ross have a real zest for local food.


The quality, flavour and presentation of the food is amazing with a lot of innovation introduced to the menu ideas. When paying a visit, we tasted the Irish Monkfish Scampi served with Irish pak choi and a Thai salad along with the Paupiettes of Plaice and Smoked Mackerel. Delicious! One of the main sources of fresh fish is Irish fish landed at the nearby port in Union Hall.


The large covered terraced area to the front of the hotel is a suntrap and very popular for lunch and all-day food.
The team at the Celtic Ross have staged foodie weekends showcasing the local producers. Food, service and hospitality is a winner in this hotel, so you can be assured of a fantastic getaway here.

Rooms & Facilities

The Celtic Ross Accommodation.

The Celtic Ross work hard to bring a high level of excellence in hotel accommodation the 66 guest bedrooms are designed so that residents can relax and enjoy all the comforts of a getaway break.


If you are visiting West Cork for work, holidays or a short break, visitors staying at the Celtic Ross Hotel can expect their accommodation presented to a high standard with all the amenities included to provide a safe haven retreat and a space to relax and unwind.


Accommodation at the Celtic Ross include:

  • Classic standard rooms.
  • Superior rooms.
  • Family rooms with interconnecting options.


A large number of guest rooms enjoy specular views overlooking Rosscarbery Bay and Lagoon.


The Celtic Ross offers a range of rooms to suit all needs from Double, Twin, Triple and Family rooms. The Family Rooms offer accommodation for 2 adults and 3 children, or our interconnecting rooms can cater for 2 adults and 2 children (up to 3 with a camp bed).


All rooms offer as standard:

• Spacious Kind size bed with extra beds (1 single & pull out bed or bunk beds)
• Ensuite Bathroom with Complimentary Toiletries
• Workspace
• Free guest Wi-Fi
• Direct Dial Telephone
• Tea/Coffee Making Facility (On request)
• Room Service Menu available
• Multi-channel Flat Screen LCD TV
• Hairdryer
• Free on-site parking


*Please note due to restrictions all extra items have been removed from bedrooms. These can be requested at any time during your stay.

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