We (Justin & Jenny Green) are experienced hoteliers, having gained international management experience in some of the best hotels in the world - Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, the Legian Bali and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. Prior to returning home to Ballyvolane, Justin was General Manager of Babington House in the UK and is an expert at planning and running all kinds of hospitality events. We will take endless care to ensure you and your guests have an unforgettable time at Ballyvolane.
We couldn’t deliver the memorable experience of staying at Ballyvolane without our incredible team at Ballyvolane – Weddings Coordinator Lillian, House Chef Sarah and Bernie and all the other house staff play an integral role in creating the magic of Ballyvolane.
The Greens of Ballyvolane
The Pynes built the present house and lived here until 1953, when it was bought by the late Cyril Hall Green (AKA Squirrel Green) and his wife Joyce (née Blake), on their return from Malaya, where Squirrel had managed rubber plantations since the 1920’s. Ballyvolane was passed on to Squirrel’s son, Jeremy, who ran it as a mixed tillage and dairy farm until the mid 1980’s when it became one the founding members of the Hidden Ireland group, an association of town and country houses offering a unique and exclusive style of accommodation and chosen for their architectural merit and interesting characteristics.
Ballyvolane was managed as a successful country house guesthouse by Jeremy and his wife, Merrie until January 2004, when the reins were handed to his son Justin and his wife, Jenny. Justin, Jenny and their three kids, Toby, Jamie and Fleur now live at Ballyvolane.