Ballywalter Park has provided the perfect environment for a traditional driven shoot since the early years of the 20th Century, when the 2nd Lord Dunleath planted woods and established cover to create a shoot which attracted such famous sportsmen as the Duke of York, (later King George VI) in 1924 and the Duke of Gloucester in 1935.

The shoot fell into abeyance after the Second World War but was resurrected in the 1990s with each shoot now being managed personally by Lord Dunleath or his son William Mulholland.Since 1997, the shoot has been run as a traditional pheasant shoot, with two spectacular duck drives added in 2004. A number of diverse days of 150 – 300 birds are available from mid October to the end of the season.

Ballywalter Park has been the home of the family for over 150 years, and is still very much a private home whose fabric and contents continue to evolve, as they have, over time according to the tastes and whims of the incumbent members of the Mulholland family. The present Lord Dunleath has been committed to an extensive renovation and modernisation programme which was largely completed in 2004, with the final works – the total restoration of the magnificent domed conservatory – being completed May, 2009.

Parties of guns shooting at Ballywalter Park are invited to stay in the listed Mansion House, which offers 12 luxurious en-suite twin or double bedrooms. Non shooting partners are also most welcome, and advice can be given as to alternative attractions and places
of interest to visit. All of the catering is undertaken by Ballywalter Park’s in-house dedicated team under the personal supervision of Lady Dunleath, who is a professional food historian and the dishes are complemented by vintage wines from the house cellars’ stocks of in excess of 3,500 bottles.

The Castle, which overlooks the lough, dates from the early 17th century, and has been refurbished to create luxury accommodation for up to 14 people, on fully staffed and catered basis. Additional accommodation is available in a renovated coach house and adjoining courtyard nearby. A chauffeur service can be provided to collect shooting parties from the airport at Belfast, approximately 1½ hours drive away.

Getting there
Ballywalter is very convenient to Belfast City or Belfast International Airports and visitors can be collected and transferred directly to the Estate.

Call our team of sporting professionals direct on +44 (0)1738 451 600 or make an enquiry through our contact form. Enquire
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Ballywater Park - Estate Info

Ballywalter Park has provided the perfect environment for a traditional driven shoot since the early years of the 20th Century, when the 2nd Lord Dunleath planted woods and established cover to create a shoot which attracted such famous sportsmen as the Duke of York, (later King George VI) in 1924 and the Duke of Gloucester in 1935.

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