Sitting in 300 acres of grassland, woodland, lakes with outstanding bio-diversity, the castle has been occupied by the same family for all of its 400 years, and is currently in the hands of its 12th generation of owners, Sir Nicholas and Lady Nugent.
Exclusive hire of the castle and the grounds (minimum hire 3 nights) is available for private or corporate gatherings. Focussing on relaxed and traditional country house hospitality, assisted by a local staff.
A variety of noted artists have performed at Ballinlough Castle including Kenny Rogers, Van Morrison, Tiesto, Pet Shop Boys, Carl Cox, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Hot Chip, Asian Dub Foundation, Glenn Campbell, Emmylou Harris, Don McClean, Dwight Yoakam.
The Nugents at Ballinlough (who are really O'Reillys, having assumed the surname of Nugent in 1812 to inherit a legacy) are almost unique in being a Catholic Celtic-Irish family who still live in their family castle.