Awards and Clients
Winner - Best Exclusive Hire Property in Ireland 2013 - Weddings Online
Ballinacurra House Kinsale recently won the best "Exclusive Wedding Venue of the Year Award" in the annual Weddings Online Awards 2013 - Ireland's Largest wedding website. The Weddings Online award comes as we celebrate 10 years in business and coincides with the country's other top site - "One Fab Day" also nominating Ballinacurra House as one of Ireland's Top 100 Wedding Venues - describing the venue as "an oasis of complete privacy, with each room individually designed and decorated in fantastical fashion with a surprise around every corner".
Winner - Current Head Chef won Best Chef 2010
Current Head Chef at Ballinacurra House, David Rice, won the prestigious Best Chef in Limerick at the Restaurant Association of Ireland Awards 2010. He won whilst at the Mustard Seed Lodge and Restaurant in Adare, Co Limerick.
Winner - Ballinacurra House - Kinsale Beats Richard Branson's Necker Island to Best Exclusive Hire Property in Cannes Awards
Ballinacurra House was the only nominee from Europe to have reached through to the final shortlist, alongside Virgin magnate Richard Branson’s property and the Maldives resort and was crowned overall winner in the face of their longer established and more high profile competition.
"We are proud to have received this award as an endorsement of our special niche in the market in Ireland,” said Ballinacurra House owner Des McGahan.
"It's also ironic Failte Ireland do not have a listing for Private Hire properties as yet, so we feel very much we are pioneering a new trail in the Tourism Industry.
"Our clients value the quality, personalized service but most importantly the privacy we offer and this prize is vindication of that. It’s a great feeling to get this recognition in the marketplace after only 3 years in business with nominations for two major national and international awards in the space of the last couple of months – especially when you consider what Mr Branson has to offer."
Finalist - Best Marketing Innovation Award
The property was also a finalist for Best Marketing Innovation Award, recently in the HSMAI (Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International) Irish Chapter, in Dublin.
Recommended by Georgina Campbell's Ireland for 2009 - 2013.