About Ballyowen House

Ballyowen House is situated close to one of Ireland's leading historical heritage site 'The Rock of Cashel' . Whilst in this beautiful part of Ireland why not pay a visit to historic Ballyowen House. You will get a first hand account of this other historic gem which is located only 4 miles from Cashel.
  • At Ballyowen House we offer tour groups a wonderful opportunity to experience life in a beautiful old Country House which dates back to 1750. We offer a tour of approx 1 hour, and we will invite you to the dining room of the main house for coffees, teas and scones etc. at the end.
  • Over the centuries this old place has accumulated a fascinating history and we will share interesting and colourful events from it's past with you. Ranging from ancient times up to the Irish War of Independence, with lots of colourful details!
  • We will show you around the Main Rooms of the house, and give a talk on it's several fine features, many with amusing stories to tell
  • We will also give you a tour of Ballyowen's grounds where you can see the beautiful centuries old stable block and barns brought back to life as an active horse showjumping training facility today, where horses are kept in the same stables used centuries ago to keep horses for the Ballyowen's horse drawn carriages.
  • The beautiful grounds also include a walled garden which we are restoring. It includes an unusual woodfire heated "vine" wall to help the growing of grapes! It also has an ornamental lake and beautiful old specimen trees and woods, ideal for a lazy Summer stroll...
  • The big difference with Ballyowen is that it is the fully lived in family home of the hosts and their young family and the grounds, stable yard and farm are active and functioning, this is where we live!

Ballyowen is set in a well chosen, elevated site and surrounded by acres of fine, mature parkland including an ancient hillside woodland to the rear. Lines of elegant beech trees also add to the natural tranquility


“To quote Yeats, Peace certainly “comes dripping slow” at Ballyowen.”