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Ballyvolane House

Castlelyons, Co. Cork


Ballyvolane House was originally a classical Georgian home built in 1728 for a once Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, Sir Richard Pyne, and modified 120 years later in Italianate style.  Ballyvolane is a historic Irish country house of extraordinary warmth, style and comfort that provides luxury accommodation and salmon fishing on the river Blackwater, located in the North Cork countryside of southern Ireland. 


Ballyvolane House is situated on an estate of idyllic landscaped gardens and magnificent parkland, located in the historic region of the Munster Blackwater Valley & just over a 30 minutes’ drive to Cork city.
Map co-ordinates: 52.056063, -8.186933


There are six guest bedrooms at Ballyvolane, all of which are spacious, individually furnished, tastefully decorated and above all indulgently comfortable. The rooms at Ballyvolane are the ideal place to just sit back, unwind and forget about the rest of the world. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms, some of which have beautiful big old antique baths which beckon a good long soak after a hard day’s work or play. Be pampered by the luxurious Irish-made organic seaweed Voya bathroom products.


  • Salmon fishing on the Cork River Blackwater is unique. As a proud member of the Great Fishing Houses of Ireland, Ballyvolane offers 8 privately owned beats.
  • A uniquely warm atmosphere pervades throughout the gardens and grounds of Ballyvolane, created largely by the mixture of mature deciduous trees, formal, semi-formal, walled and woodland garden.
  • A magical setting for a wedding. Ballyvolane has been in the Green family for generations, so you and your wedding guests can enjoy a slice of home-from-home ancestral chic.
  • Perfect place in which to host workshops, brainstorming sessions, private business meetings, lavish dinners and lunches and get togethers.
  • Exclusive use

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Should you be seeking the very best of Irish country house cuisine, the sporting catch of a Blackwater Salmon, a chest of buried treasure or simply the warmth of open log fires in the comfort and luxury of Irish country living then look no further than Ballyvolane House.

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