Family Breaks

Outdoor activities, scenery and wildlife for the whole family

A fantastic location for family breaks!


The 7,000 square foot, Victorian era manor house has been fully updated and restored in recent years. An indoor pool house with sauna, lounge area, workout space and water garden were also added to the facility. Old world comfort combined with modern conveniences make Carrigacunna Castle house the perfect venue for private parties, weddings or as a vacation rental.
Trout and salmon fishing with our private ghillie along some of the best beats in Ireland is just the first of many exciting outdoor activities at Carrigacunna Castle. Mountain bikes, including one electric bike, are at your disposal. Archery, hiking, bee-keeping, gardening, croquet, canoeing, swimming, billiards and foos-ball are some of the ways to spend your day at the castle. You can also sit by the fire pit enjoying the scenic views over the River Blackwater while sharing a few drinks with family and friends. A professional Weber bar-b-que grill is available for those who enjoy the adventures of outdoor cooking.

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Carrigacunna north cork family castle
Carrigacunna north cork castle
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Carrigacunna castle north cork

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.

Carrigacunna Grounds


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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