Carton House

“Carefully renovated with sumptuous fabrics and a polite welcome” - AA Inspector



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Carton House dates from 1739 and many of features of that period are reflected in the careful renovation of the fine public rooms and event spaces. While some suites of the hotel are in the original house, most of the bedrooms are in a modern block to the side. All are spacious and comfortable and appointed to a high standard. There are a number of dining options on the estate, including The Coach House in the golf club and The Linden Tree for more formal evening dining. Set in over 1,000 acres, there are plenty of walks and cycle paths to be enjoyed. The property is surrounded by two golf courses and has a strong reputation for its many sport training facilities and spa treatment rooms.

Carton House
Phone : 01 5052000


  • En-suite rooms: 165
  • Family rooms: 12
  • Bedrooms Ground: 46
  • Satellite TV available
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Indoor Pool
  • Golf Course
  • Hard Tennis Court
  • Private fishing
  • Gym available
  • Spa Available
  • Weekly Entertainment
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme
  • Lift available
  • Night porter available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 500
  • Accessible bedrooms: 9
  • Walk-in showers
Room rates
  • Single room, minimum price: £155
  • Double room, minimum price: £180
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Holds a civil ceremony licence

About the area

Discover County Kildare

Just to the left of Dublin, County Kildare is one of Ireland’s richer counties. It’s home to 140 racehorse stud farms, and a number of hi-tech industries.

Kildare also has a large number of peat bogs, the largest of which is the Bog of Allen. This amazing area has provided Ireland with peat for centuries, as well as preserving some of the nation’s most interesting and revealing archaeology. The bog holds up to 20 times its own weight in water and, in places, the peat can be 32 feet or more in depth.

For centuries Kildare was a struggling frontier town on the edge of the English Pale (area controlled by England). However, with the development of the Curragh, and the construction of the turnpike road from Dublin to southwest Ireland in the middle of the 17th century, the town’s fortunes revived.

You can see the last vestiges of Kildare Castle behind the Silken Thomas public house. Although a motorway cuts across its heart, the area known as the Curragh, which begins on the eastern edge of town, is still the largest tract of semi-natural grassland in Europe.


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