Killyon Manor is a gem - an 18th century Big House for the way we live now, just 45 minutes west of Dublin.
From the boho grandeur of the ballroom to the freedom of a wild, 60-acre private estate, it's a genuine contrast to over-formal historic houses or faceless function venues - for alternative parties and weddings, country weekends, and workshops - at eminently sensible rates.
Our main function area is the 100 square metre ballroom for up to 150 people, opening through giant sash windows onto the lawn. As it's so close to Dublin, staying overnight is not always a must, but during summer weekends we throw in the main part of the manor for a few chosen guests to stay with you, with glamping and camping just outside, and free camping for anyone who wants to pitch a tent or bring their camper vans.
Spread out across the 60 acre estate are other sweet outside spots for happenings outside .... a ruined chapel in the cathedral-like island wood, walled orchard, holy well, along the river, under great spreading trees.