How to find us


Ballincurrig House Stud is located in the village of Ballincurrig on the R626 road between Midleton and Fermoy (left hand side if going from Fermoy). Although our postal address is Leamlara, we are not in Leamlara so if you call us from there to ask for directions you may be told ‘you shouldn’t be coming from there!’


From Dublin Airport: Take the M50 South to Junction 7; then the N7/M7 West until Portlaoise, then the M8/N8 South until Fermoy. Continue on the N8 after Fermoy until just after Rathcormack (around 5 miles), where the N626 to Midleton is found on the left. We are about 6 miles along this road on the left hand side. There are two marble pillars at the entrance to the driveway. The journey should take around three hours.

From Dublin Port: Follow signs to the N7 West. Take this road as it joins the M50 at Junction 7. Then follow the directions as from Dublin. The journey should take around three hours.

From Cork Airport: Follow the N27 North until taking the N25 East in the direction of Youghal and Waterford. Follow this road to the Midleton exit; then pass through Midleton following the signs to Fermoy leading onto the R626. We are around 7 miles along this road on the right hand side. The journey should take around 45 minutes.

From Rosslare: Take the N25 towards Wexford. This is the Wexford ring road. Take the N25West towards Waterford. Follow this road through Waterford (over the bridge) and continue on the N25 passing Dungarvin and Youghal, until exiting at Midleton. Then follow the signs to Fermoy leading onto the R626. We are around 7 miles along this road on the right hand side. The journey should take around two and a half hours.


The recommended ferry route from the North and Midlands of England is from Holyhead to Dublin, using either Stena Line or Irish Ferries. Unless you plan to stay in Dublin, it is best to pay the toll for the tunnel taking you through the City Centre, which gets you to the motorway much more quickly.

Several of our clients recommend booking the ‘Stena Plus’ facility for a more comfortable travel experience.


The nearest airport is Cork, less than an hour from Ballincurrig, although there is a greater choice of flights to Dublin, which is around 3 hours away.

Ryanair fly from various British airports including Birmingham, East Midlands, Gatwick, Leeds, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle and Stansted to Dublin; and from Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and Liverpool (sometimes) to Cork. Ryanair is famous for offering very cheap fares, especially when booked early; but you may fall foul of extra charges if you want to take other than cabin baggage of exactly the right size, if you fail to book and check in via the Internet or if you fall foul of some other cunning plan hatched by Michael O’Leary to boost his profits.

The profits from such additions have made Michael O’Leary a very rich man, which when he used to invest in Jumps horses was not entirely a bad thing since he was a great supporter of Jumps racing in Ireland. He raced Richard Rohan’s ‘pinhook’ War of Attrition to become a Champion steeplechaser, as well as another Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, Don Cossack, and the dual Grand National winner, Tiger Roll, (who, being charmingly described by his owner as ‘a little rat of a thing’, would sadly have been unlikely to appeal to Richard at a sale).

Aer Lingus also offer a very good service at excellent prices from Manchester and Birmingham, but, of course, using these services will not give you the immense satisfaction of making Michael O’Leary even richer.