The Mustard Seed

Ballingarry, Co. Limerick
Tel: +353 69-68508 Fax: +353 69-68511 Email: Website: WWW.MUSTARDSEED.IE

Nestled in the heart of the Golden Vale, overlooking the rustic village of Ballingarry. On the doorstep to Adare, the restaurant is legendary with superb food and warm hospitality. Sitting on acres of manicured lawns, orchard and a working kitchen garden, this eclectic, heritage hideaway is the perfect house for your vacation stopover, romantic nights, lazy days, special occasions, family weddings, civil ceremonies, intimate celebrations or exclusive hire.

Located ten minutes from the village of Adare, The Mustard Seed is also only 40 minutes drive from Shannon Airport, a small airport which is very easy to negotiate through. Coming from Dublin, Ballingarry village is just a 2-hour drive and is the first actual stop you will have to make after leaving Dublin city and driving down through the county on the M7 motorway, taking the exit for Croom after passing by Limerick city, and then following the sign for Ballingarry. The Mustard Seed is the only Blue Book Country House in the Limerick countryside and is the ideal base for a vacation in the south-west of Ireland. 

The Dingle Peninsula, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren are all pleasant day trips. For the golf enthusiast, a choice of four courses is within 30 minutes drive of the house. Horse riding, fishing and garden visits can be arranged nearby. Surrounded by country lanes for leisurely strolls or close to the Ballyhoura Mountain range for more organised trails. The house looks across at Knockfierna, the highest peak in the Mid West landscape, the perfect trek for even the amateur walker.
Close to Lough Gur, one of Ireland’s finest archaeological and historical gems. A pleasant drive from Doneraile Court, listed in Ireland’s top 3 free attractions.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Mustard Seed Hotel where you will experience the country house ambience of this unique home. Whether you are escaping for one night's deserved rest with a loved one or treating someone special for a weekend away, The Mustard Seed is the ideal hideaway location.
Celebrating over 30 years of glorious food with fine hospitality since 1985.

Recent Awards:

Host of the Year - Georgina Campbell 2019

Best Customer Service - RAI 2018

Best Front of House Team - Yeschef 2018

One Fab Day 100 Best Wedding Venues 2018

Outstanding Guest Experience - Georgina Campbell

Best Customer Service - Food and Wine Magazine

Hideaway of the Year- Georgina Campbell

Pet-Friendly Hotel of the Year - Georgina Campbell

General Manager:

John Edward Joyce


  • From Limerick; From the top of Adare village, take the N21 Killarney road for a half-mile. Turn left at the first road junction to the left and follow the signpost to Ballingarry village.
  • From Kerry: travel along the N21. Look for signs for Rathkeale. In Rathkeale town, follow the R518 for four miles to Ballingarry village.
  • GPS Co-Ordinates: Lat 52.474672 Long: 8.864692

Special Offers

One night time out! Classic Dinner with overnight stay.

Take time out to recharge and stay at The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge.

Check in early and enjoy walking in the surrounding country lanes, take a hike to the top of Knockfernia and view the house from the highest point of Co. Limerick or spend the afternoon browsing in nearby Adare village.

Enjoy a four course dinner menu in the restaurant, renouned for fine food and genuine hospitality. Stay overnight in one of the individually decorated bedrooms where a great nights sleep is assured. Breakfast the following morning includes free range eggs from our own hens (if they're in form!).

Relax with the newspapers before your reluctant departure.

from €129
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Halloween Hocus Pocus! Overnight with dinner

This Halloween why not take yourself away to the 'Hideaway of the Year' where you will be met with terrorific tea and beguiling Barn Brack on arrival! Legend has it that whoever finds the ring will be wed within the year! Or bring your own handsome dracula! If you have no luck with the ring you can still have some fun bobbing for heritage apples from the Mustard Seed’s garden. Enjoy candle lit dinner to enhance what Georgina Campbell considers an 'Outstanding Guest Experience' but keep your eyes peeled and ears pricked for the reverend mother of the former convent days who has been heard roaming the corridors in the dead of the night enforcing house rules. Break them at your peril!

Offer is inclusive of classic dinner with overnight accommodation and full Irish breakfast. 

from €140
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Rest and recharge! (2 night break)

Take some time out to relax and recharge with two nights accommodation, full Irish breakfast and dinner on one evening.

Please advise us which evening you would like to have dinner and at what time you would like your reservation. Bring your book!!

Rates are non commissionable and only bookable through our website.

from €220
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Exclusive Classic Car Experience.

For a break with a difference, take a step back in time with a retro adventure on the highways and byways of County Limerick. Combine your stay at Georgina Campbell’s “Hideaway of the Year” with the drive of your dreams in one of Retro Ventures Ireland's many vintage beauties. The unique sight and sound of a beautifully crafted vehicle can never fail to turn heads. Retro Ventures offers 2 wheeled and 4 wheeled vehicles so drive anything from a Porsch 911 to a Lotus Esprit. Or go solo on a Triumph Tiger 800. There are lots of gems to choose from. Following your thrilling day on the road, return to the Mustard Seed. Peel off the car gloves, shake out the hair and relax over dinner at Ireland's Best Restaurant 2014. What a perfect way to celebrate a milestone birthday or a wildly romantic breakaway. This offer includes one night accommodation with classic dinner and full breakfast. Car hire is seperate due to the range of options available.  To arrange your vehicle, book directly with the good folk at Retroventures

from €139
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Ireland's Blue Book is a collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Historic Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants located throughout the island of Ireland. Below is a full list of our houses and restaurants and the map above shows each of their locations.

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