“Ballinacurra is a beautiful house that felt like your home and the fact that all my family and friends (who are very well travelled) fell madly in love with the place and are still talking about it. Thank you for the best birthday ever!”

Gillian Spencer, UK

Family Reunions

“Thanks so much for having given us the opportunity to spend the weekend at your wonderful home. We will always remember your wonderful hospitality. There are so few places to go where adults, teenagers and small children alike all enjoy themselves - stress free!” the Fitzpatricks Family Reunion – Fiitzers Restaurants – Dublin.

If you are looking to spend an extended time with your family and not worrying about cooking for a large group or entertaining all ages, Ballinacurra House is ideally suited to devising a programme which will suit all.

We can put together recommendations for all ages from children, teens, parents and the young at heart.

We are also flexible in our catering arrangements. You may wish to eat in one of the local bars or restaurants on some nights, have casual meals or barbecues at Ballinacurra on other nights, and maybe a more formal dinner on the last night to celebrate the end of your extended stay. The key is our flexibility.

Our rooming configuration is also suitable for groups with children.  We have a number of larger rooms which will comfortably take 2 adults and 2 children, plus enough space if you need us to put in a travel cot or bunk bed for another child.  And the fact that the property is in three different buildings means that groups of families or friends can have their own private space within the property.

Referral from a US-based Family Group – 2009

“I have been home for a few weeks and still smile because of the experience we have had with you.  It was by far the most amazing family trip we have ever taken.  I am struggling to find the best words to express my gratitude.  Sometimes in life you meet people and there is just something special about them.  You don’t understand it or know what it is but they just put you at ease and make you feel at home.  Well, that was your entire staff.  You made all of us feel comfortable as if we were family.

Des and Lisa – you were both meant to do what you do.  Everything could not have been more perfect!  The menus, the staff, the house, all the transfers, all the late night snacking, down to every last detail … I still shake my head in awh!  In addition to that, your event planning made it just more memorable.  I am so glad I followed all of your suggestions:  the cooking class, the pottery class, the train ride, scavenger hunt, in-house live music, to the private charter sailboat.  All was absolutely amazing.  Especially not to forget your children’s special dance performance.

What you offer there is truly special.  Any guests looking for something personal, different, private and family friendly, this is your place.  I feel my words are not doing you justice though.  I am therefore offering my number and email to anyone trying to decide – as I was.  I cannot tell you how thankful I am that we chose you.  You and Lisa, your staff, and your home made our trip what it was … unforgettable!”

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