British billionaire James Dyson bags Ballynatray House in Youghal for €35m

The 850 acre estate on the banks of the Blackwater River was sold off-market

Ballynatray House, an 18th century mansion on the banks of the River Blackwater, has sold off-market for €35 million to the vacuum cleaner tycoon James Dyson

James Dyson, the British billionaire best known as the inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, is behind the recent off-market purchase of Ballynatray House, the Business Post has learned.

The mansion sits on 850 acres along the banks of the Blackwater River on the Cork-West Waterford border and was bought for about €35 million. The sale would make it the second highest private house sale in Ireland after Sean Dunne’s €59 million purchase of Walford ...