About the Estate

Carrigagunna boasts a rich history

The grand late Georgian country house approached from the gravelled drive, stretching gently upward from Killavullen village


The house features gracious accommodation with fine chimney pieces, decorative ceiling plasterwork, detailed window and door architraves, shuttering and spacious bright rooms with large windows, often to a double aspect. This house was an extension and embellishment of the original farmhouse that today comprises the kitchen and fisherman’s apartment. Whilst there were a number of further amendments throughout the 20th century the integrity of the late-Georgian Manor House remains today.


The new and the old, expertly designed


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 new and the old expertly designed to easily create a magical home suitable for modern living.

The juxtaposition of the historic and modern elements within the building is simply striking and works beautifully

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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 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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