Ballykealey House

Good Food Ireland® Approved Since 2020

We stand over our recommendations. With exacting selection and regular review processes we ensure a rewarding local Irish ingredient led experience. You can count on it!

Overview

Nestled nearby the village of Ballon, Co Carlow you’ll find the charming Ballykealey House. This country house has undergone an extensive restoration and has fast become a favourite country house escape and wedding venue in the South East. You’ll be welcomed by the lush pastures that border the private avenue as you make your way up to the beautifully restored Tudor-Gothic Manor House before you. The house features 12 en-suite bedrooms along with a restaurant, bar and relaxing lounge areas. The stunning grounds that surround the house will beg to explored as you enjoy some fresh air.

Dining

A strong influence from local ingredients and sustainability is keenly felt when you dine at Ballykealey House. Local suppliers are given pride of place across their menus providing you a true sense of place. Choose from a range of dining options from the restaurant, bar and even a spectacular country house Afternoon Tea. Locally inspired goodness at its best.

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Dine in elegance in the atmospheric setting of the Oak Room Restaurant at Ballykealey House. Aptly named as the room is decorated with solid Oak panels along with a remarkable fireplace. Tables are set out with crisp white linens and beautiful table settings all of which will transport you back to the grand country house dining rooms of the past.

 

You’ll take an exciting journey through the foods of the region when dining at the Oak Room Restaurant. A selection of local suppliers from food producers to farmers are listed at the front of each menu. The culinary team at Ballykealey House place great importance on providing guests with an authentic local food experience. Menus are changed frequently as certain ingredients come in and out of season. Dishes are presented in a beautiful yet simplistic way. Allowing the local ingredients to take centre stage during your dining experience.

 

And what an experience it is! Browsing the menu, you can expect to find dishes including Pan fried Wexford Scallops, Roast Wicklow Farm Maple Cured Lamb Rump, and Pan Seared Skeaghanore Duck Breast to name but a few. Classic deserts such as Warm Spiced Apple Crumble along with a Lemon Tart with Malone’s Berry Compôte are irresistible! Delicious vegetarian options are also available across the menu.

 

Special occasions such as Sunday Lunch and Afternoon Tea are hosted in the Oak Room Restaurant and make for a delightful treat when meeting up with family and friends. Afternoon Tea is served on one Saturday each month.

 

*The Oak Room Restaurant is a very popular venue for small weddings and events and therefore may not always be available to dine in when visiting Ballykealey House. We suggest giving Ballykealey a quick ring in advance to check availability. 

 


Rooms & Facilities

Every aspect of Ballykealey House is designed to allow you to unwind and relax during your country house getaway. Bedrooms feature all modern conveniences for maximum comfort. There are also self catering cottages situated on site for that bit more privacy. Ballykealey House also has a great reputation for hosting weddings and events, making sure their guests are happy and well catered for.

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Leave all the hustle and bustle of day to day life behind when you stay at Ballykealey House. Their 12 en-suite rooms are a charming mix of old world elegance and modern conveniences that will make your stay all the more relaxing.

 

Each room looks out onto the immaculate gardens below, ensuring a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. Plush bedding will guarantee that you are well rested after your stay. Why not go all out and enjoy a glass of bubbles in your room while you toast your relaxing break away.


Sustainability

Incorporating seasonal and local ingredients is a key objective of the food & drink offering at Ballykealey. They are proud to support the local economy by sourcing where possible from local producers and suppliers.


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