Carrigacunna Castle

A stunning country venue in the heart of North Cork

Carrigacunna Castle

Mallow, County Cork, Ireland


A private estate with a 16th century Castle and a Georgian Manor House pleasantly positioned within some 50 acres (20 hectares) above the Blackwater River, with spectacular views and quality fishing included.

The estate is only available for rental 6/7 times per year making it the most exclusive wedding venue and leisure estate in Ireland

While most people enjoy Ireland in the summer, the estate is available for rental throughout the year January to December.

Weddings

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16th century Castle and 18th century Manor House

Fall in love the minute you arrive!


Carrigacunna Castle is the perfect exclusive leisure venue. Unwind in the elegant Manor House, visit the medieval tower-house castle which sits on the banks of the Blackwater River. This venue can become your own exclusive country house for your family break, event or wedding. In all the accommodation between the house with apartment,pool complex, courtyard, outbuildings, gate lodge and castle extends to some 16,227 sq. ft or 1,508 sq. m.

The riverside setting is simply magical and the gardens quite splendid with numerous mature and ancient trees and shrubs that include some magnificent rhododendron specimens.

It is dramatically positioned perched high above the river Blackwater. The Manor House is most attractive and extremely pleasant with a compelling blend of the original circa 1750 house, embellished and extended circa 1826 and, again, circa 2003.

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Located in the tranquil and fertile Blackwater Valley

The castle dates to circa 1540 and has been restored in recent years.


Carrigacunna Castle is located in the tranquil and fertile Blackwater Valley, 10 minutes driving time from Mallow and about 20 minutes to Fermoy market towns, both offering a comprehensive range of provincial town amenities. Cork city is a 40 minute drive from Carrigacunna Castle

The 18th and 19th century Georgian architecture is enhanced and augmented beautifully by the 21st century additions. These works included the complete restoration and upgrading of the house to present it in superb condition today.

Carrigacunna Castle is a perfect example of a medieval tower-house built in the early 1500’s. It stands in a commanding, once highly strategic position overlooking a vast sweep of the river valley. There are panoramic views over the valley to the Ballyhoura and Galtee mountains to the north and Nagle mountains and to the south along this winding stretch of the Blackwater river.

The castle now restored can remain either an exquisite folly or possibly presents a unique opportunity to be re-occupied. The Nagle Mountains, accessed across a country road from the estate, offer extensive walking and horseriding amenities.

Perfect for exploring

The pleasure grounds are very much a feature of Carrigacunna Castle


The pleasure grounds are very much a feature of Carrigacunna Castle and are largely informal however manicured gardens immediately surrounding the house and castle including a formal productive walled garden. Quite a feature of the property, aside from the omnipresent Blackwater river below, is the incredible woodland.

The woodland includes belts of truly ancient trees with some oaks of 300 years or so and pathways and bridleways throughout the estate pass through these ancient woods, newer planted woods, meadow pasture, the old 'Drovers Path' and along the river bank. Flowing streams, cascading waterfalls and a myriad of wildlife often encountered along the way. Of the circa 50 acres (20 hectares) within the estate some 30 acres (12 hectares) are in woodland and 17 acres (6.9 hectares) in grazing pasture. Perfect for exploring the beautiful Irish countryside!

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The extensive renovation and development works at the turn of the 21st century, circa 1996-2000, embraced the best of the original structure and enhanced the home with a strikingly contemporary extension. The juxtaposition of the historic and modern elements within the building is simply striking and works beautifully. The new and the old expertly designed to easily create a magical home suitable for modern living.

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