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Ballinkeele House

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The Maher family built Ballinkeele House, back in the ’40’s
The 1840’s, that is.
Today, Val and Laura Maher are the fifth generation of the family to have custody of this fine house and estate, a rare example of neo-classical architecture, designed by the flamboyant Daniel Robertson. The Mahers put into practice the ethos of the country house: that it exists to entertain guests, and to put to delicious use the produce grown in the walled garden of the estate – by Mary, Val’s sister – to feed those guests. Above all, the country house ethos of Ballinkeele offers an escape from the madding crowd, and it achieves this through an intricate attention to detail, which means staying here swallows you up in a luxurious aesthetic bestowed by the grandeur of the house and the beauty of the gardens and the farm.
Val and Laura both have backgrounds in IT, so running a great big early-19th century estate represents a formidable challenge, but this sort of tangential realignment of skills is likely to be just exactly what will create the energy and innovation to make Ballinkeele a pivotal player in the hospitality culture of Wexford and the South-East.


52.443366, -6.486659
Val and Laura Maher
Enniscorthy, County Wexford
+353 53 9138105

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