Ballycurrin Estate, Lough Corrib, Headford, County Galway.

Ballycurrin Estate, Lough Corrib, Headford, County Galway;

Exclusive Period Property renovated to a superb standard located in a tranquil setting close to the shore of Lough Corrib.

Ballycurrin Estate is located BY the shores of Lough Corrib near Headford, Co. Galway, a short drive from Galway City.

Ballycurrin House,

Dating from the 1760′s, is a beautifully restored Period house located in rural splendour close to the shores of the renowned Lough Corrib,

on approximately 3.7 acres of land with charming Guest Cottage, Caretaker’s lodge, and the historic ruins of Ballycurrin Castle .

Ballycurrin Estate also has its own private access to the lake, ideally located b for those interested in angling or holidaying in the West of Ireland region.

The property is is less than 50 metres from the lakeshore.

Restoration work was completed during 2010. This two storey over basement house has been restored to the highest standards.

Two large reception rooms with feature fireplaces are located on the first floor with three large ensuite bedrooms on the second floor. The master suite has its own jacuzzi bath.

Elegant Hallway with Stained Glass window backdrop to staircase.

Both kitchen and dining room are located in the basement of the house with views over Lough Corrib.

The property is offered for sale fully furnished, with a great selection of Antique Irish Furniture.

Ballycurrin Cottage ;

This Stone fronted dormer cottage lies adjacent to the Ballycurrin House, and offers the following accommodation;

Two large Bedrooms, both En-Suite.

Open plan Living and Dining area with an open hearth fireplace.

Fully equipped kitchen including oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, etc.

The bathtub off the main bedroom is a jacuzzi bath.

Offered for sale fully furnished with a great selection of Irish Antique Furniture.

Also on the grounds, and included in the sale are;

Renovated Caretakers Lodge.
Historic ruins of Ballycurrin Castle.


Ballycurrin House is located in the grounds of the 14th century Ballycurrin Castle. Descendants of Sir Henry Lynch, first Baronet of Galway, occupied the demesne until the estate passed to the Clarkin family in 1897.A house was built in 1828 on the shore of Lough Corrib to replace an older one. Wilson refers to the latter as the seat of Henry Lynch in 1786. It was held in fee by Charles Lynch at the time of Griffith’s Valuation, when it was valued at £18 10s. Slater recorded it as the seat of Charles Lynch in 1894. It was burnt in 1921. In 2010 renovation by it’s present owners was complete.

The only inland lighthouse in Ireland, Ballycurrin Lighthouse is metres from the estate .

It was built in the late 1700s by local landowner Liam Lynch so that the Steamer that ran from Galway to Cong could make its way to Ballycurrin House. The lighthouse is 22 foot high and has a millstone as its roof. The uppermost section of the lighthouse would have been used to burn timber to create the beacon.

Lough Corrib Fishing

Lough Corrib is the largest lough in the Republic of Ireland with 65 square miles of water, dotted with islands, around which are shallows that make for good fishing. It is specially noted for large brown trout, each season a number of specimen fish are taken, and the record stands at 22lb. The lough is so immense that anglers unfamiliar with it will do best using the services of a local ghillie. Trout fishing opens on Feb 15 and is mainly by trolling until April. Wet fly good in April and early May, but lough best known for dapping with mayfly (beginning in mid-May) and daddy-long-legs (mid-July to end of season). Mayfly fishing, with live Mayfly, often return the best results. Mayfly can be bought from the many people selling them on the Lake shores during the hatching season. Some dry-fly fishing can also form part of summer evenings on Lough Corrib. Salmon is mainly by trolling, and in June on wet fly in many of the bays. Lough Corrib is also the source of big pike and other coarse fish so angling of some kind is possible all year. Fishing free, but salmon licence required. Many hotels issue licences. Boats and boatmen are available all around Lough Corrib at Portacarron, Oughterard, Baurisheen, Derrymoyle, Glan Shore, Cong, Greenfields, Doorus, Carrick, Salthouse, Carey’s and Inishmacatreer. A detailed angling map of Lough Corrib may be purchased from WRFB, Weir lodge, Earl’s Island, Galway City.

Local Attractions

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Connemara National Park

Kylemore Abbey

Ross Abbey

Ashford Castle

‘The Quiet Man’ village of Cong


The Pilgrim’s Way from Ballintubber to Croagh Patrick

These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property only and are in no way guaranteed, nor do they form part of any contract. They are issued on the express condition that all negotiations are conducted through Helen Cassidy. All properties are offered subject to contract and to being unsold.

For Viewings and Brochures: Please contact sole agent:

Helen Cassidy, B.A.(Mod)MIAVI
Auctioneer and Valuer,
Clonbur House,
Clonbur, County Galway,

00 353 9495 46868/   00353 87 2463748

skype: helen.cassidy6


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