Masterfully situated on the banks of the River Bandon, the Ballinacurra Estate redefines world-class living. Magnificent views hold center stage, as the estate retreats into verdant rolling pastures. More than the sum of its pristine views and its flawless craftsmanship, the property sits on the last true waterfront in Ireland. Only minutes away from the charming life of Kinsale and the rich cultural history of the Old Head Golf Links, the Ballinacurra Estate elevates modern standards of luxury and excellence.
The Town of Kinsale
With its expansive marinas, picturesque landscapes, and internationally renowned Old Head Golf Links, Kinsale has become a playground of the world’s rich and famous. Known as the “Gourmet Capital of Ireland,” the city has flourished into an award-winning heritage town.
Originally a historic fishing village, Kinsale is supremely situated on the banks of the River Bandon and has preserved much of its natural beauty. Today, Kinsale’s cafes, bars, bookshops, and Michelin-starred restaurants combine with its romantic harbor setting and beach views to create a charm that is local in feel, yet international in its view. In addition to its quaint milieu, Kinsale is also a burgeoning business district. Kinsale, and the neighboring County Cork, headquarter a variety of international corporations. Pharmaceutical leaders Pfizer and Eli Lilly & Co. and tech giants like Google, Apple, and Facebook each operate corporate offices in the area.
Since the city is only 20 minutes away from Cork's international airport, Kinsale has become a popular destination for international executives and their families who prefer the town’s charm and quality of life, whilst taking advantage of the town’s transportation network for a short work week in London or elsewhere. The town’s picturesque scenery, rich cultural scene, and international access have established Kinsale as Ireland’s cosmopolitan gem.
Old Head Golf Links
Situated on a promontory overhanging two miles into the Atlantic Ocean, the Old Head Golf Links is the world’s premiere luxury golfing destination.
Located in County Cork, the 18-hole course channels the history of Ireland, as it is home to the Old Head landmark.
The golf course also marks the site where the RMS Lusitania sunk during World War I. On May 7, 1915, the British ocean liner was torpedoed by a German submarine. Of the Lusitania’s 1,959 passengers, 1,198 were killed, including 128 Americans. The sinking of the Lusitania also marks the United States' entry into the first World War.
Today, the Old Head Golf Links pays homage to its rich history and natural grandeur. With over 200 acres of wild and rugged landscape, jagged cliffs, and rolling pastures, the course was designed to showcase its breathtaking and natural surroundings. In addition to its breathtaking vistas and unparalleled golfing experience, The Old Head hosts its own luxury suites and spas overlooking the pristine coastline. The resort’s five-star dining experiences such as the De Courcey Restaurant, Lusitania Bar, the Hibernian Suite, and The Terrace feature the finest, hand-picked ingredients and cuisine.
Cork International Airport
Only 20 minutes away from the Ballinacurra House, Cork Airport is one of three international airports in Ireland. With flights to London, Paris, Boston, Amsterdam, and other international destinations, Cork Airport is ideally situated as one of the country’s most popular transportation links.
In addition to Cork Airport, Ballinacurra is also 2 hours away from Shannon Airport and Dublin Airport. Both airports have direct flights to most major cities in the USA as well as, Hong Kong, Dubai, Singapore, Australia and more.