Michael Jnr is one of the fourth generation of the O’Neill family at the historic Fernhill House and Gardens. He is the current mayor of Clonakilty and is the vice chairperson of the West Cork Garden Trail.

The care that Michael dedicates to welcoming guests has resulted in Fernhill being the 12th best hotel in Ireland on Tripadvisor. He has many years’ experience of providing tours to groups about the history of Fernhill and its gardens.

Michael has created a truly special permaculture forest at Fernhill that showcases what is beautiful about nature in Ireland. The permaculture forest and the gardens at Fernhill designed by world renowned Mary Reynolds are an ideal place for a wonderful forest bathing experience.