Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel is a luxury resort located 25 minutes from Dublin in Maynooth, County Kildare. Set on 1,100 acres of private parkland with the Rye River meandering through the grounds, the estate features 169 guest bedrooms including 18 state rooms and suites in The House, 2 18-hole championship golf courses, luxury spa & wellness facilities plus a wealth of resort activities including fishing, falconry and walking and cycling trails. In 2021 the resort completed an extensive restoration and re-opened as Ireland’s first Fairmont property and the oldest in the prestigious collection of hotels.
The heart of the resort is The House, an 18th Palladian style manor, once the home of Irish aristocracy. As well as the sumptuous breakfast and decadent Afternoon Tea which are served in The House overlooking the perfectly manicured rose gardens, there are 6 unique food and beverage experiences that await you at Carton House. Enjoy casual, all-day dining in The Carriage House gastropub or in Kathleen’s Kitchen with live cooking. Indulge in a whiskey tasting with our expert in The Whiskey Library or a wine tasting in the unique surround of the Duke’s Rest. Experience fine-dining in one of Ireland’s grandest dining rooms, our destination restaurant The Morrison Room and soak up the atmosphere in The Courtyard Bar with one of our signature cocktails.
Located in the old servant’s kitchens, the setting retains many original features – including the vast cast iron stoves of the 1700s – which give the restaurant its unique character. Kathleen’s Kitchen is an all-day dining bistro with a live kitchen serving the finest locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
The Carriage House
Stylish yet relaxed and sophisticated, The Carriage House fuses the atmosphere of a cosy inn and the warmth of an authentic Irish welcome. A place to retreat, to relax after a game of golf or socialise with family and friends. The Carriage House is a modern yet traditional gastropub serving hearty comfort food, craft beer and cocktails.
The Courtyard Bar
The Courtyard Bar at Carton House is an exquisite welcoming space in the heart of the resort that perfectly fuses the natural beauty of one of Carton House’s finest estate courtyards, with the elegant refinement of its iconic interiors. Relax and indulge in our
specially curated drinks menu and light bites selection or enjoy a morning coffee and pastry.
The Morrison Room
A breathtaking space, The Morrison Room at Carton House is one of our country’s grandest dining rooms. Here, guests are invited to immerse themselves in an exclusive fine dining experience prepared by our talented culinary team, headed up by Head Chef Charles Degrendelle and inspired by local, Irish ingredients.
Our Afternoon Tea experience is one to savour in the most ornate settings of The House. Enjoy handmade pastries, patisserie and sandwiches by our talented pastry team while sipping on the finest Jing tea and gazing out at the magnificent Rose Gardens or admiring the interior of the Gold Salon or Drawing Room.
The Whiskey Library
The Whiskey Library is an exclusive venue dedicated to the appreciation of whiskey, set in the beautiful booked lined, original library of The House. Our whiskey tasting experiences include the finest Irish whiskey as well as those from around the world, all presented by our whiskey expert.
The Duke’s Rest
The Duke’s Rest is an exclusive venue dedicated to wines from around the world. Set in The Duke’s Rest, the original game hanging room for the FitzGerald family of Carton, our sommelier guides you through your wine tasting accompanied by cheese and charcuterie.