"You can't put a price on privacy, and the magic of Ireland is truly alive at Ballinacurra". Welcome to the Ballinacurra House - a "Private Estate for Exclusive Hire" close to Ireland's gourmet capital, Kinsale, County Cork.
In these frenetic times "Privacy is a Priceless Commodity". But set within a walled garden with 10 foot-high stone walls, security gates and 40 acres of woodland and lawns, this elegant country mansion brings back old-world opulence and personal service in a unique and totally private environment.
Our exclusive-use estate allows you the opportunity to share your experiences or special occasion with friends, family or peers in magical ambient surrounds, without compromise. Although we can offer all of the luxuries you would expect in any five-star setting, we do not have the downsides of a hotel or guesthouse - sharing with people you do not know. You take the entire property, and we work with you to understand what you wish to achieve -- be it total relaxation, golf, holiday, family reunion, corporate meetings, sporting activities, client hosting, celebrations, small weddings, birthdays, corporate team building events, product launches, cocktail parties and many more.
We can do all the event planning to implementation or work with your own event organizer. Flexibility is the key but we will give you the best of local knowledge and international experience to advise you in the right direction to meet your objectives.
With the owners' 25 years experience in the event management business, Ballinacurra House is fast becoming known as Ireland's Premier Intimate Events House - with a guarantee of privacy, discretion and style.
PRIVATE EVENTS: Ballinacurra House, Kinsale is a secluded exclusive use country house estate, just two minutes from Kinsale, and 20 minutes from Cork International Airport and the perfect home for bespoke "Private Events" . So what is an 'event'? Basically it is anything that involves a group of specific invited people coming together for an organized and planned occasion - and you will never have to deal with having people there who you do not want as we are not open to the public. Ballinacurra House is only ever 'Exclusively Yours'. An event can take many forms and these are (but not limited to): Private Groups: Birthdays Christenings Anniversary Parties Family Groups and Reunions Seasonal Get-togethers with friends such as Halloween Parties, Christmas Parties, New Year's Eve Parties, Valentines Day Parties, St Patrick's Day Parties, and so on OR just a group of friends and family who want to base themselves in the privacy of their own country estate to spend time together exploring all that Kinsale and the surrounding area has to offer! Private Business: Private meetings Private conferences Private seminars Corporate team building venue Product launches Press trips Press Conferences and Launches TV and film location shoots Photography shoots of your products using the house and grounds as the backdrop Residential recording studio Closed-session Brainstorming Incentive Packages Tradeshows Residential Recording Studio Residential Management Training CoursesResidential Health and Therapy Courses Residential Motivational Courses Private Golf: Golf Groups Corporate Golf Days All-Ireland Golf Tours Heli-golf and Private Jets Private Weddings: Bespoke Small Private Weddings with a Difference Onsite Civil Ceremonies Blessings Engagement Parties Renewal of Vows Theme Weddings Garden Weddings
KINSALE: "Kinsale...Ireland's Gourmet Capital" Ballinacurra House is less than 2 kilometres from the outskirts of Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. Kinsale is frequently referred to as Ireland's Riviera and enjoys a continental ambiance with a wide selection of renowned restaurants, cafes & pubs buzzing with live music, against a background of ancient forts.
Visitors are captivated by the town's setting, its long waterfront, narrow streets and slate-clad houses. Kinsale was the site of a battle in 1601 that was a turning point in Irish history. For over 300 years it was a garrison town and port of consequence, leaving a legacy of Georgian and Victorian architecture. Kinsale is a top class centre for sailing and watersports activities, as well as many land-based activities. It is a top class centre for many activities including sailing, yachting, deep sea fishing, diving, watersports, windsurfing, horseriding and golf. There are three golf courses including the world-famous Old Head course. Kinsale attracts a diverse population from the four corners of the world and is one of the most sought after addresses in Ireland. This popularity is aided by its location - Cork city (40 minutes), Cork International Airport (20 minutes), Cork Railway Station (40 minutes).
ACTIVITIES: As part of your stay at Ballinacurra House, the owners can organize a number of activities at the private estate - either for individuals or various size groups. This list of activities is not exhaustive but is meant to give some suggestions as to the type of activities both at Ballinacurra House and in the near vicinity of the estate. (See Team Building under Private Business for more ideas on corporate style events)
At the House: It is possible to bring in certain expertise and activities on-site so you can enjoy them in the comfort and privacy of Ballinacurra. Some of these include: Music recommendations from a 2-piece cocktail 'Nora Jones' style music, traditional bands, string quartet, 4 piece dance bands, 6 piece soul bands, rat-pack, salsa, gypsy music and many more DJs who can do a cool groove set or a late night dance or soul set Various Health and Beauty therapists can be brought in (by prior arrangement including makeup artists, hairstylists, manicurists and beauticians Special event cake makers or handmade chocolates Florists Photographers Videographers Transfers and limousine hire Helicopter hire Personalised local or national sightseeing tours Hot air balloon Magicians and other Childrens entertainers Horseriding instructors and horses Bicycles Archery River Kayaking Football Croquet Art classes and pottery (next door is the Kinsale Art and Pottery school) Cookery Classes (either by our own resident Chef or we can bring in a host of national and internationally renowned chefs) Murder Mysteries either by the day or weekend Treasure Hunt and a full range of group activities.
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