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Ballinderry Park

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2 euro A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Ballinderry Park
Kilconnell, Ballinasloe Co Galway
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George Gossip and his wife Susie have worked wonders, creating a comfortable home out of a ruin
  • Cookery Classes
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing)
  • Golf nearby
  • Hunting/Shooting (nearby)
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Pet Friendly

Ballinderry Park

At the end of a winding track, a smallish but perfectly proportioned early Georgian house comes into view. Recently rescued from dereliction, the house always demands more to be done, but George Gossip and his wife Susie have worked wonders, creating a comfortable home out of a ruin.


All the interior walls are clad in panelling - not reclaimed, but new and designed by George. The effect is of timeless elegance and the palette of colours used in the various rooms is strikingly beautiful, especially the intense blue of the dining room.


The bedrooms (two doubles with en-suite bathrooms, plus one twin room with shower only) are spacious, with comfortable beds and lots of light.


While there are some eccentricities, these only add to the special nature of a stay at Ballinderry Park. The books and photographs, old framed silhouettes and antique maps that one finds throughout the house clearly speak of the owners’ own taste, rather than that of some interior designer.


In the evening, guests are invited to help themselves to a drink from a well-stocked cupboard then sit beside the log fire to peruse an interesting wine list that is both short and remarkably good value.


George is not only a thoughtful host but well known in Ireland as a terrific cook, who seeks out the best ingredients (notably game, in season) and dreams up meals that are imaginative but don’t strive for effect. And he will send you on your way with a wonderful breakfast as a warm memory of your stay.


And, before you leave the area, there is a particularly fine ruined abbey awaiting your attention in nearby Kilconnell village.

Rooms 4 (2 shower only, all no smoking); B&B €75 pps, ss €20. Children welcome (under 3s free in parents' room, cots available free of charge). Dogs permitted in certain areas by arrangement. Residents' D at 8pm, €50 (not always available Sun, Mon); house wine from €23. Cookery classes, fly fishing, walking, special interest breaks on site; Golf and hunting nearby. Closed 1 Nov - 31 Mar - but will open over winter for groups. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 30-03-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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R348 from Ballinasloe, through Kilconnell, take left for Cappataggle, immediately left & continue until road turns into one avenue.

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