Houses » Careysville House and Fishery
Careysville House is a charming Georgian Country House offering guests luxury Accommodation in a beautiful setting overlooking the Munster Blackwater. Guests can fish on one of the best salmon fisheries in Ireland - the Munster Blackwater has good runs of Spring Salmon with Fly Fishing and Bait Fishing available.
Careysville House is late Georgian, built on a high escarpment on the site of Ballymacpatrick Castle and overlooking the Munster Blackwater. It is about three miles downstream from Fermoy and situated in scenic, rolling countryside with superb views along the Blackwater Valley. Cork is 25 miles away with excellent shopping facilities and an opera house. Cork Airport takes about 40 minutes by car and has several flights a day to and from London.
The accommodation includes a spacious hall, drawing room, dining room and study. On the first floor there are five double bedrooms and one single room. In the basement there is an excellent drying room and a deep-freeze for guests to store their salmon. No wine licence but guests may bring their own wines.
The house is fully staffed and all meals are provided during the salmon fishing season. At other times Careysville House may be taken on a self-catering basis. For those who do not want to fish there is plenty to see or do in the area. Amongst other things are the National Monument at Cashel, excellent golf courses and horse racing at Mallow, Thurles, Clonmel and Tipperary.
The Careysville Fishery has an international reputation as one of the best salmon fisheries in Ireland and is one of the few for spring salmon. The water is about one and three quarter miles of double bank fishing downstream from Clondulane Weir on the Munster Blackwater. There are well defined pools for fly fishing, with bait fishing also permitted when the height and colour of the water make conditions unsuitable for fly fishing.
The number of rods varies according to the time of year but there are never more than five, reducing to four from late July to the end of the season. Catches over the last six seasons have averaged 591 fish per annum. A ghillie service is included during week days but charged for as an extra at weekends.
There is a comfortable fishing hut (once a cricket pavilion) in which luncheon is served and where rods and tackle may be left during the guests' stay. Fishing and accommodation are available only by the week.