“Abundant, superb shellfish from Carlingford Lough” - AA Inspector
CARLINGFORD, COUNTY LOUTH
Our Inspector's View
Early 18th-century Ghan House is well placed for walks along the seashore and in the Mourne Mountains, in view across the lough from the restaurant. Several menus are offered; from one, examples include pan-fried Castletownbere scallops; shoulder of Mourne lamb; home-made tagliatelle with wild mushroom fricassée; and hake with langoustine tails.
Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 50
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: 1 day a week (varies)
- Lunch served from: 1
- Lunch served until: 3
- Dinner served from: 6
- Dinner served until: 9.30
- Wines under £30: 32
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 17
- Cuisine style: Modern Irish
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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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