“In lovely grounds at the lough edge, relax and enjoy this country house” - AA Inspector
CARLINGFORD, COUNTY LOUTH
Our Inspector's view
Dating from 1727, Ghan House oozes charm and comfort. Set in a two-acre walled garden, the house is within 50 metres of Carlingford’s centre, making it an ideal base for walking and touring the Cooley peninsula. The bedrooms, either in the house or a converted barn in the grounds, are warm and well appointed. Comfortable public rooms feature log fires and relaxing armchairs. Food is an important element of the business, and a successful cookery school has operated here for many years. Dinner has an emphasis on artisan produce and the renowned Cooley lamb. Breakfast is a treat and includes a choice of fruit compôtes and preserves.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 12
- Family bedrooms: 3
- Bedrooms ground: 4
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Free TV
- Lounge without TV
- Open parking
- Dinner Served
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About the area
Discover County Louth
County Louth is the smallest county in Ireland, but includes two of the region’s major towns, Drogheda and Dundalk. Inland it has a gentle landscape of hills and lakes, which grows more dramatic towards the east where the Mountains of Mourne loom across Carlingford Lough.
All around Drogheda, stretching into County Meath, is a rich cluster of prehistoric and Celtic sites, great abbeys and castles. Drogheda began as two towns, one each side of the mouth of the River Boyne. They were joined by the Anglo-Norman Hugh de Lacy and it was the largest English town in Ireland in 1412. Millmount, a vast, circular, grassy mound topped by a Martello tower, was first raised by the Celts, used by the Vikings for ceremonial purposes, and then fortified by the Normans.
Four miles from Drogheda, at the border with Co Meath, the armies of William of Orange and James II met in battle in July 1690. The impact of this battle on modern Irish history should not be underestimated.
Further north, the huge bird reserve at Dundalk Bay is a wonderful sight, with thousands of wading birds searching for food and shelter among the mudflats.
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