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Ballaghtobin is situated in a lovely quiet location surrounded by beautiful countryside; it is a peaceful place and ideal for those wishing to spend some time far from the madding crowd. The house is situated on an ancient site, there is a ruined Norman Church opposite the front door and some of the older buildings including the dovecote and the kennels for the Irish wolfhounds date back to the C17th , sadly these are in disrepair but it is hoped that in time they will be brought back to their former glory

At present the gardens are very informal but in the days of several gardeners included another two acres of walled garden.. In Springtime the grounds are covered with daffodils, many of which are most unusual as Mickey’s parents and grandmother were keen collectors. Ballaghtobin is very much a working tillage farm; it consists of three hundred acres of wheat, fifty acres of blackcurrants and twenty acres of Christmas trees. Mature trees dominate the views around the estate and there is an abundance of wildlife to be seen - but please remember to bring suitable footwear if you wish to go walking. There is a hard tennis court, a testing croquet lawn and clock golf for the less energetic.


Ballaghtobin, Callan, Co. Kilkenny

Tel :- + 353 (0)56-7725227 - Fax :- +353 (0)56 7725712