First built in 1725, Ballintubbert house is a fine example of early Georgian domestic architecture. The original settlement dates back to 1540

The house has wonderful literary & theatrical associations

Sir John Hurt

During the 90s Ballintubbert Gardens & House was owned by highly acclaimed English actor Sir John Hurt CBE whose cinematic career has spanned six decades

Sebastian Shaw

In the 1940s & 50s, the house was owned by film & stage actor Sebastian Shaw who famously starred as Anakin Skywalker’s second-self Darth Vader in Star Wars Return of the Jedi

C. Day–Lewis

Famous poet C. Day–Lewis, ultimately poet laureate & father of actor Daniel Day–Lewis, was born in the house in 1904

Day–Lewis returned to the house in the 60s, resulting in his poem The House Where I Was Born

Archives reveal that pilgrimages were made to Ballintubbert for the beneficial water.
Today Ballintubbert Gardens & House is blessed to have this delicious, pure & mineral rich, alkaline water through all her taps & feeding all her gardens