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Ballinkeele House

Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, Ireland

Elegant Country House, Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

Ballinkeele House, bordering on the village of Ballymurn, is an ideal location, where the traveller can slow down, relax, recharge his whole being and also see a beautiful lesser known part of Ireland.

Ballinkeele is an elegant and gracious Irish Manor House which is not a Hotel or a Country Inn. It is a family home offering guests peace and tranquility and the opportunity to enjoy luxury accommodation and hospitality of a more gentler age.

Ballinkeele House offers guests the perfect blend of elegant Country House interiors with traditional Bed and Breakfast Accommodation - the ideal way to spend a vacation in the wonderful countryside of Co Wexford, Ireland.

The front entrance is dominated by the magnificent portico, with its large Wicklow granite pillars supporting the balcony roof. The entrance hall is large and spacious with Corinthian columns, decorated ceiling and large fireplace, which offers a warm and inviting welcome on colder days.

The drawing room is a haven of relaxation where guests can lay back in one of the comfortable chairs or the big old sofa and read, listen to music, chat or allow ones mind to wander whilst gazing out of the sun baked windows.


The floating staircase winds its way up to the bedroom floor, where the Master Bedroom with its original four poster bed and furniture enjoys fabulous views over the surrounding countryside. Each of the other bedrooms feature original furniture, large comfortable beds and lovely views. The balcony bedroom, as its name implies, looks out onto the portico roof. This room has the only en-suite bathroom. The others have en-suite showers, except the superior Blue Room which has both bath and shower en-suite.


The dining room offers guest the opportunity to experience first hand the Country House grandeur of bygone years. Decorated in the period of the house with candle light reflecting off the beautiful chandelier, guests can enjoy their evening meal and bottle of wine around the old family table.

Ballinkeele House is much more than a luxury Bed & Breakfast Inn. It is the aim of Margaret, a self taught cook, with the help of her mother, who has won awards in Scotland and is a member of the European Community of cooks, to promote the use of naturally produced ingredients in their cooking.

Locally produced meat and fish are used, accompanied by fresh fruit and vegetables produced from their own garden whenever possible.

Margaret strives to satisfy all the senses with her cooking; the taste, the smell and the presentation of each dish, combined with the relaxing surroundings of the magnificent dining room come together to enhance the enjoyment of really good food.


The area has a wealth of facilities and events throughout the year making this the perfect destination for an activity vacation or holiday in Ireland.

Ballinkeele is ideally situated for visiting a wide range of historic and archaeological sites and gardens. Kilkenny, Waterford, the Wicklow Mountains and Dublin are all within easy reach and there are six golf courses within one hourís drive, and riding stables just 30 minutes drive. One of John and Margaretís large breakfasts will set you up for a day of exploration or for your special activity be it fishing, golf, riding or walking.

The extensive gardens at Ballinkeele as well as numerous Gardens to Visit or Tour in the area ensure the gardening enthusiast has plenty to see and do.

Should you prefer to spend your days at Ballinkeele House you can play croquet, cards or chess, or simply put your feet up and read.

You can be assured that when staying at Ballinkeele you will sleep well, eat well, leave with a feeling of well-being and perhaps even a few regrets at having to leave our little haven of peace.......but you can always come back again!


5 DIAMONDS LODGING: Tourist Board of England



Ballinkeele House
Innkeepers: John & Margaret Maher
Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0) 53-38105
Fax: +353 (0) 53-38468