Self-Catering Accommodation at Ballybur Castle & Coach House
Ballybur Castle & Coach House
A self-catering 16th century towerhouse in the beautiful county of Kilkenny.
Step back into Medieval Ireland, that’s exactly what you will experience when visiting Ballybur Castle and Coach House. Beautifully and sensitively restored to it’s former glory with ample accommodation and event space, it’s an experience not to be missed.
Our party of 9 had an AMAZING stay. The castle is incredible, and there was more than enough room for all of us, both for beds and areas to hang out. Our host was absolutely phenomenal.
Ballybur was the highlight of our 10 day trip to London and Ireland this summer. It captivated us from the first minute of our stay until we reluctantly closed the door to return to reality.
Ballybur Castle is a self catering holiday home in the beautiful county of Kilkenny, Ireland. The 16th century towerhouse has been restored to it’s former glory using the techniques and materials of the original builders. The Castle has five floors, each beautifully furnished and decorated maintaining a traditional medieval atmosphere.
The ground floor has a fully fitted kitchen, with every modern convenience that you would find at home. The first floor consists of an immense bedroom with a four poster bed and niches in the walls for sleeping. It is an ideal family room or honeymoon suite. The second floor has a huge double height dining room, complete with chandelier! The room has a medieval stone fireplace, a long dining table with church pews seating up to 12 people. The third floor, with it’s vaulted ceiling, is now a bedroom. The fourth and top floor is now a magnificent baronial drawing room. The room has an oak beamed ceiling, a stone fireplace and a giant chandelier.
Ballybur Castle is the ancient seat of the Comerford clan, built by Richard Comerford around 1588. Despite the violent times, it seems to have maintained a fairly peaceful existance. It is typical of the single family castles of that period, built primarily for protection against warring groups travelling the countryside. They were usually surrounded by more temporary structures where the farm labourers lived and livestock were kept.
Approximate location of Ballybur Castle & Coach House, Cuffsgrange, Co. Kilkenny