Michael Jackson’s Irish mansion retreat goes on sale – take a look inside

Ballinacurra House

A Irish mansion that was once used by King of Pop Michael Jackson has been put on the market for €6.35 million.

Ballinacurra House is a high end 25-acre private estate and corporate venue. It is extremely grand and certainly is fit for a king.

The property in Kinsale, Co Cork regularly hosts VIPs from the corporate and entertainment world for up to €40,000 per week.

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The guest list is somewhat of a guarded secret but it is believed to include high fliers from international corporations, European royalty and A-list actors and musicians

Despite their VIP statuses, not many of the visitors are likely to have been as well known as music legend Michael Jackson.

The Thriller star stayed at the estate in 2007 with his three children while he was looking for a property to buy in Ireland.

He was attracted to the seclusion as much as the luxury, and the owner Des McGahan said that the Jackson children were just like any regular kids.

He even said they ordered KFC rather than having food prepared by Ballinacurra House’s Michelin-standard chef.

Another US musician Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian were left disappointed in 2014, when they were unable to stay at Ballinacurra House during their honeymoon in Ireland as it already booked for another wedding.

Ballinacurra House is 18,400 sq ft and has 14 bedrooms. There are also cottages on the grounds which bring the room total to 25.

Des and Lisa McGahan have owned the property for the past 20 years and the couple spent several years transforming it from a run down old building to one of the most exclusive properties in the country.

They restored parts of the property and a riding arena and a jetty. They filled the building with wonderful furniture from all over the world.

The McGahans are now ready to sell after their children have grown up and flown the nest.

For more details visit Knight Frank.

Take a look at the pictures below.

Ballinacurra House

Ballinacurra House front


Ballinacurra House living-room


Ballinacurra House lounge

Ballinacurra House seats


Ballinacurra House seating

Ballinacurra House dining room

Ballinacurra House pool table

Ballinacurra House bar

Ballinacurra House outdoor bar

Ballinacurra House kitchen


Ballinacurra House dining-table


Ballinacurra House four post-bed

Ballinacurra House bedroom beams

Ballinacurra House bedroom

Ballinacurra House bench

Ballinacurra House cottage

Ballinacurra House lake


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