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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:

Country House Hotel Restaurant of the Year Munster 2020
Editor's Choice, Country House Hotels - Good Hotel Guide 2020
Best Restaurant Manager Munster - John Edward Joyce - Irish Restaurant Awards 2019
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

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 over coffee before your reluctant departure.

from €135
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Retreat to the Countryside! 2 nights break with 1 dinner.

Relax and recharge with a break to the heart of the countryside. Venture straight into the relaxing seclusion of The Mustard Seed and hideaway in a place where sophistication has found comfort. Stay for 2 nights in one of our stylish bedrooms, full of captivating country charm. Spend your days exploring the off road walking trails, woodland and lakes or simply enjoy a good book and the great view on the terrace. A memorable dinner is included, all in the company of our warm and welcoming team. 

from €206
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Pastoral Paradise - 3 night break with 2 dinners

Steal away for a mini break to the heart of the countryside and linger for longer in pastoral paradise in the heart of Co. Limerick. Explore the hidden gems amongst the lush countryside where each day can take you in a different direction, from The Wild Atlantic Way to The Great Southern Greenway, historical sites to classy boutique hubs and all sprinkled with quirky quality coffee break options!
Stay for 3 nights and enjoy our classic four course dinner menu on two evenings leaving an evening free to explore the many great options in the area. Freshly cooked breakfast included each morning. 
'A bit like home but better!

from €380
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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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