'Think of Ballilogue as a luxury retreat, small enough for a getaway with friends, but big enough for a family reunion, a wedding, a yoga retreat or even a corporate retreat, given that it’s only 90 minutes from Dublin Airport' Everett Potter, New York Travel Writer for Forbes USA
We're delighted that many of you made the journey to stay with us in the past year for that special celebration or relaxed vacation in the privacy of the Hamlet at Ballilogue. We thought that we'd take this opportunity to let you know of our news and exciting developments in Kilkenny. It is a part of Ireland that is beautiful and little travelled, the Ancient East, with it's river towpaths, towering castles and wonderful unspoilt countryside. You'll see from the reviews what visitors around the world particularly liked about Ballilogue and the area!
BOUTIQUE IRISH LIVING
In addition to the contemporary architecture and light filled spaces of the 3 stone houses giving a total of 11 bedrooms for 22 people sharing and set among the planted walled and wildflower gardens,
there are always extra special touches, like the Egyptian cotton bedlinen, robes, blankets and soft furnishings from Irish designers and craft-makers. A favourite too is the Irish organic, seaweed toiletries from award winning, Voya, who we've worked with for many years.
The central courtyard at Ballilogue now has a series of wonderful spaces that make the private stay at Ballilogue very special indeed. The traditional Old Dairy with it's vaulted interior is perfect for that celebration banquet with exquisite wines and a melody of the best innovative food by the Ballilogue chefs. All are fresh from Kilkenny gardens and Wild Atlantic shore nearby at Wexford. A latched door opens into the Shed Bar, available for private gatherings.
RICH IN IRISH TRADITION
The pre-famine Mrs. Meaney's Cottage honours an Irish rural past, perfect for a traditional music session and dancing with local talented musicians. Not to forget, the tranquil treatment room, perfect for a massage, facial or beauty treatment in the comfort and privacy of the Hamlet.
Something special too from our Design and Craft Shop,, the best of craft like the blankets, cushions and rugs, handwoven and seen in the houses, on-line or to take home from the Shop!
EXPLORE THE MAGICAL ANCIENT EAST
We must mention too, the wonderful guided hikes, sights, villages and gardens like Inistioge and Woodstock closeby. See our 4 Perfect Days in Ireland for ideas and inspiration or talk with us, we're always happy to help whether you're considering a return Irish Vacation this year or friends are thinking of Ireland as their great escape!
ELEGANT DUBLIN TOWNHOUSE
No trip to Ireland is complete without exploring historic Dublin with Trinity College, Dublin Castle and Distilleries. Why not stay at our Dublin Townhouse in the city? Your own private home from home for up to 8 people sharing. A wonderful architectural, boutique space in Victorian Dublin close to the city centre. Enquire here.