Ballinacurra House Commission


Following a number of requests from guests and clients of Ballinacurra House, owners Des & Lisa McGahan have commissioned local artist Louise McKeon to create a landscape of Ballinacurra House – considered a unique example of Georgian architecture not usually found in the Kinsale environs.

According to local historian Dermot Ryan, Kinsale has surprisingly few great houses but Ballinacurra House overlooking a tributary of the Bandon River is an exception. The property has been hard to date given its age but what is known is that John Swete Esquire, a High Sheriff of Cork, built the estate and it first appeared on an old road map in 1770.

“Our guests are always fascinated by the history of the property and often want to have a memento of their stay here. As a result we asked Louise to paint a portrait of the property. We will be producing a limited edition of the landscape”, said Des McGahan

“Louise is our favourite Kinsale artist and like ourselves and many past owners, has Asian connections. She has produced a lovely work that captures Ballinacurra House in the spring of 2014. It also features our beloved Irish Wolfhound “Oscar” who is very popular with guests and must be the most photographed dog in the town”.

The Louise McKeon Ballinacurra House Oil Limited Edition print is now available until stocks last

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