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Region - Ireland
Sporting Personal ghillie · Salmon Fishing · Trout Fishing
Activities Boats · Golf · Walking / Hiking
Features Fully Catered · Self-Catered
Ballymacmoy is the estate of origin of the Hennessy’s of Cognac, and is still owned and inhabited by their descendants.
30 kilometres from Cork International Airport, Ballymacmoy is a 23 acre estate located at the edge of the little village of Killavullen (200 inhabitants). It is made up of grasslands and wooded areas with 3.5 miles of exclusive fishing rights along the Blackwater river. It includes a 1 acre walled garden and a unique prehistoric private cave reserved for our guests.
Built on a rocky promontory over the river Blackwater, this listed Regency house was fully refurbished in 2008/2009 and has recovered its past character with full modern comfort. Three double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms, all en-suite, on the first floor overlook the river, the mountains, the village or the estate. On the ground floor a library leads to a large living room opening on to the river. Also on the ground floor the bar leads to a large dining room. The kitchen is very central and is fully equipped with new and modern kitchenware and electric appliances.
The house is offered on a self catering basis for one week periods or 2/3 days all year long. Guests can use our recently refurbished kitchen for lunch and dinner or we may on request organise catered lunches and or dinners for our guests.
Ballymacmoy House comes complete with large dining room (seats up to 24), adjoining bar and full modern kitchen facilities.
History: Ballymacmoy was the seat of the Hennessys, founders of the French Hennessy Cognac distillers, famous for their brandy. Originally derived from a branch of the family of MacEnnis, Lords of Iveagh. Co. Kerry, they were direct descendants King Caher Mor. One member of the family, Richard, left Ballymacmoy aged 20 in 1740 as a captain in the regiment of Clare, famous for its participation to the Battle of Fontenoy, at the side of the French King Louis the XV. After 10 years in the French army, he moved to Cognac and started the Hennessy Cognac Company. His descendant James of France, purchased Ballymacmoy from his Irish cousin Christopher Hennessy in 1930. James’ great grandson Frederic made his residence in Ballymacmoy.
Ballymacmoy is a wonderful, listed Regency house which was fully refurbished in 2008/2009 and has recovered its past character with full modern comfort. With wonderful aspects and excellent fishing on its doorstep, this is a haven for fishermen wanting to enjoy the delights of Irish hospitality.
The package includes the following for weekly or 2/3 days relaxing holidays: – self catering country home – 3 double and 2 twin bedrooms all ensuite – kitchen fully equipped, library, living-room, bar, dining room (sits up to 24), terrace, 5 fireplaces – non smoking house except in the library – TV, satellite, wifi, games,etc – 3.5 milles fishing rights along the Blackwater. All beats accessible by foot – free assistance of a ghillie for the first 3 days – breakfast served and maid services every day – 23 acres mature woodlands – wine licence – catered lunch or dinner may be organized on request
Ballymacmoy fishery is located on the Munster Blackwater which is world famous for its salmon and trout fishing.
The fishing rights are composed of four beats consisting of 3.5 miles of private and exclusive fishing rights mainly on the southern bank with beautiful stretches of streams and pools. It is perfect for all types of river fishing: fly spinning etc.
The fishing beats are accessed by simply descending a stone staircase, along the rock, from the house directly to the river.
All four beats are famous for their quality, they are locally named: Gerra, The Lawn, The Mouth of Ross and Sheehans Strand.
The Ghillie, Gerry Butler, will be pleased to guide you around the beats for the first three days of your visit, you will benefit from his experience and knowledge of the river.
The River Blackwater rises in East Kerry and flows in an Easterly direction for over 100 miles, past the towns of, Banteer, Lombardstown, Mallow, Killavullen, Ballyhooly, Fermoy, Ballyduff and Lismore, on its way to meet the tidal estuary at Cappoquin. The estuary begins at Youghal and extends for all of 15 miles up to Cappoquin.
There are many peat bogs on the upper river, which give the river its distinctive peaty colour, and ultimately its name. The Munster Blackwater gets one of the biggest Salmon runs of any Irish river. Open Season: Salmon and sea trout: 1 February to 30 September; brown trout: 15 February to 30 September.
A license is required for fishing in Ireland which Ballymacmoy will be pleased to arrange for you in advance of your arrival.
The licenses available are: 21 day license for local area only @ €46 Yearly license for local area only @ €58 Yearly license for National area @ €120 Under 17 license for National area @ €18
Please confirm your requirements at time of booking.
Should you or your guests feel the need for activities other than fishing you will not be disappointed in the beautiful South West of Ireland.
Fishing on Killarney Lakes: Ballymacmoy can arrange for a days/nights fishing on the beautiful and famous lakes of Killarney just 80Km from Ballymacmoy House, with local guides. Please mention your interest at the time of your booking.
Canoeing: The Blackwater is an ideal canoeing location. Ballymacmoy can arrange one or two day trips with qualified licensed guides taking in Fermoy, Lismore, Cappaquin, Youghal or further upstream. Please mention your interest at the time of your booking.
Golf: Mallow Golf Club which is located just 6km from Ballymacmoy House is and has a wide range of facilities. Other than the golf they have tennis and squash facilities. See: www.mallowgolfclub.net Killavullen is just a 40Min drive from Cork City on the outskirts of which you have some very fine famous golf courses such as Cork Golf Club, Fota Island and The Old Head of Kinsale.
Walking: There is a rich variety of walking in the area, from the gentle roadway walks like the 6km Killavullen Loop to the mixed road and countryside walks around Ballyhooly and for the more energetic in nature: the stunning mountain walks in the famous Galtee Mountains – a little further at 45 mins away, but well worth a visit.
Racing: Cork Racecourse Mallow is situated 3Km west of Mallow on the banks of the Blackwater, the crossroads of Munster and Home of National Hunt racing. With 20 national hunt and flat meetings all year round, Cork Racecourse provides the facilities to enjoy the excitement and spectacle of a day at the races. www.corkracecourse.ie
Shopping in Cork City: Cork City is just a 45 Min drive from Ballymacmoy House and boasts a thriving vibrant shopping culture with the large international stores and plenty of small local boutique type experiences to whet your appetite.
Tourist Attractions: Cork also boasts a number of unique tourist attractions including: The Old Midleton Distillery, the world famous Blarney Castle, Fota Wildlife Park and St Finbarres Cathederal
Ballymacmoy House is just 80km from Killarney, the starting point of the majestic ring of Kerry which takes you to Kenmare, Castlecove (Staigue fort), Ballinskellig, Caherciveen etc. This scenic promontory is famed for its vistas of sea and mountains. The drive offers plenty of opportunities to veer off the beaten track into a dramatic landscape of coves, cliffs, broad bays and rugged countryside.
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