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Located in Ireland’s Ancient East nestled beneath the Blackstairs Mountains close to the picturesque village of Ballon, just 17km from Carlow town sits the enchanting 19th century Ballykealey House set in sweeping lush pastures. Built on gracious living of an elegant past today Ballykealey House combines that history with every modern convenience.

The former Lecky family home, today under new ownership and following extensive refurbishment guests will enjoy the relaxed and refined atmosphere of Ballykealey House.



Ballykealey House County Carlow is your perfect wedding location, built in the 19th century arising from the marriage proposal of John James Lecky to Sarah Lucia Smith.

Built with love; today it offers a picturesque and enchanting location for future wedding couples looking for a unique venue to host their very special day.

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Corporate Events

Hosting a business meeting in Carlow ?

Situated on the N80 Ballykealey House is just a 20 minute drive from Carlow, 30 minutes from Kilkenny city, 30 minutes from Enniscorthy and a 1 hour 20 drive from Dublin city.

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Explore Carlow

Take time out and spend some time exploring all Carlow has to offer. The many lush gardens to visit from Altamount Gardens to Huntington Castle, spend hours walking and taking the the wonderful array of flowers that are on view. Another great way to explore is walking, whether you are starting out or want a leisurely walk to something that’s a bit more of a challenge take the walking shoes on a tour of one of the many wonderful walking trails. For more information check

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“Food is the ingredient that binds us together” and for people that love to dine Ballykealey House is the perfect location.

Whether you’re thinking of a casual meal in our bar, an intimate dining experience by night or a private special occasion we can host your event. We offer a number of dining options and can cater for up to 250 guests.

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The perfect rural retreat; Ballykealey House in County Carlow a country house built in the 19th century set in a beautiful parkland setting.

The perfect base from which to explore both County Carlow and the medieval city of Kilkenny just a short 30 minute drive away.

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Self-Catering Lodges

Independent living with all the amenities of Ballykealey House available to you.

Whether you are looking for a midweek getaway, a family staycation in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East or simply an opportunity to relax and unwind our lodges at Ballykealey House are the perfect solution.

Self Catering Breaks

Contact & Location

Rosslare Road, Ballykealey, Ballon, Co. Carlow
R93 A9K1
+353 (0)59 9159288

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Private Viewings

Our next viewing date is Sunday 9th June.

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