“In addition to the quality of the surroundings, you and your staff were friendly and welcoming whilst being discreet; attentive but not pushy; and always obliging,”

Phoenix Equity Partners, London, UK.

World Class Location

It’s all about Location…Location…Location!

Kinsale is one of the most picturesque, popular and fashionable villages in Ireland (Named one of Ireland’s Top Tourism Towns in the 2014 Fáilte Ireland Tourism Awards).  Famous for its harbour, Kinsale is the ideal base for all water-based sports such as yachting, angling, dolphin and whale watching and much more.  But for more information on the world-class activities that are available in the area, see Private Groups.

Kinsale has also become known as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland as it boasts the heaviest concentration of restaurants in the country, catering to all tastes from French-style fine fining, trendy wine bars to Asian tapas specialities and more.  It is also home to the Kinsale Gourmet Festival, now in its 37th year, which is the oldest food festival in Ireland.

And at Ballinacurra we continue this focus on quality with our head chef coming from Chapter One, Dublin’s Michelin Star restaurant.

So Kinsale and the surrounding areas of East and West Cork are truly a world class destination for some of life’s great passions; food, golf, sailing, horse riding, water sports and more. Every one of these passions can be satisfied in the immediate vicinity of Ballinacurra House, in a chilled and relaxed ambiance, coupled with Ireland’s renowned friendly welcome.

And access is not a problem.  Ballinacurra House is less than 5 minutes from Kinsale and only

  • 20 minutes from Cork International Airport with its direct flights to London and across the UK, and many major cities in Europe including Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Munich, etc
    http://www.corkairport.com/gns/flight-information/destinations-airlines/scheduled-flights.aspx
  • 40 minutes from Cork City and central train station
  • Less than 3 hours from Dublin Airport on the new motorway with its international flights to the USA, Middle East, Asia and beyond
  • Less than 2 hours from Shannon Airport with its international flights to the USA


So add a bunch of friends or colleagues, a unique country house, luxury accommodation, the Kinsale “Gourmet Capital” location, Cork Airport 20 minutes away, a Michelin standard chef and throw in world class activities as well – the craic couldn’t get any better!