Tours of Ballyowen House

Tour Package involves a guided tour of approx 1 hour conducted by the owners both in the main rooms of the beautiful Ballyowen House and of the Stableyard and grounds outside. The visit will be hosted by the owners and visitors will also be treated to teas, coffees and freshly baked scones in Ballyowen House's elegant main dining room at the end.
The tour will include very lively and interesting talks and will cover the following:

  • History – Ballyowen House has fascinating political links to Ireland's turbulent past from Cromwellian times to the Irish War of Independence, with plenty of intrigue included.

  • Architecture – outstanding classical Georgian country house built in 1750 with numerous curious details, and a window into life in the past, and many odd stories!

  • Grounds and Stable Yard – Ballyowen is set in an elegant parkland setting with a beautiful restored stable yard and fully active horse training facility for showjumping horses, and a few surprises?

  • Woodland Walks – The landscaped parkland grounds around Ballyowen House include a fascinating walled garden, ornamental lake, ancient specimen trees and beautiful walks through old adjoining hillside woodlands, fairies have been seen there too...

Extra Attractions

Extra Attractions – The hosts also intend to provide additional interesting attractions or activities for visitors and will gladly respond to feedback or preferences from our visitors. Such attractions or activities can include:

  • Vintage car on site to experience life in the past.
  • Archery (by arrangement).
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting (by arrangement).
  • Meet some newborn lambs (early season)

 

 

This is a unique opportunity to experience life in a large Irish country house, the experience is all the more authentic as the house is the fully lived in family home of your hosts and their children and the grounds and stable yard and farm are active and functioning.




 


This is not a museum!! This is one of the finest architectural and historic buildings in the region and an ideal experience to add to the itinerary of any visitor to the historic town of Cashel and the Rock of Cashel which are only four miles away.