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Ghan House

Carlingford, Co.Louth, Co. Louth
Tel: +353 (0)42 937 3682 Email: Website:


Built in 1727, Ghan House is a fully restored, family-run Georgian house and restaurant, celebrating its’ 30th year of operation, awards & continual improvement. It is one of the oldest private houses of its type in Ireland, with 3 acres of walled mature gardens.


It is located a tree-length from Medieval Carlingford, with its’ narrow streets, town gate, mint, castles, priory & ancient walls and shops, cafés, pubs and more restaurants. Ghan House is just one hour from both Dublin and Belfast.


The 2 AA Rosette-awarded restaurant, retained since 2011, utilises the herb & vegetable gardens on-site and celebrates its position on Carlingford Lough with the local seafood and Mourne mountain lamb and beef.


Whether you stay in the old house or one of the garden bedrooms, views of Carlingford Lough, the Mourne mountains or Slieve Foy come as standard. All* double & twin bedrooms have roll top bath & separate power shower. *One ground floor bedroom has easy accessible ‘wet room’ shower.


Heat & hot water powered by 2 x Air Source Heat pumps using 100% renewable electricity.


2 of Ireland’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites are both easily accessible from Ghan House. The 5,000-year-old ancient burial sites of Newgrange is a 45-minute drive and the Giant’s Causeway is just a 135-minute drive. Monasterboice round tower & ancient Celtic crosses, the Hill of Tara (the seat of the High Kings of Ireland) and Trim Castle are all 45 to 80 minutes’ drive. The Scenic Carlingford Lough Ferry - just a 5 minute drive, links across the beautiful Carlingford Lough to the mesmeric Mountains of Mourne.


Recent Awards:


Gold – winners - 2022 award, restaurant – Historic Hotels of Europe


National winners 2020 ‘AA Guest Accommodation of the year’.


John & Sally McKenna's Best 100 Places to stay in Ireland - every year since 1999


Georgina Campbell ‘Best of the Best’ recommended & Good Food Ireland founding member.


One Fab Day's Best 100 Wedding Venues in Ireland


2 AA Rosettes since 2011




Paul and Joyce Carroll






Take Junction 18 on main Dublin to Belfast M1 to Carlingford.


On the left, 10 metres after 50kph sign on the entrance to Carlingford is a stone entrance and gravel drive to Ghan House.

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Ireland's Blue Book is a collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Historic Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants located throughout the island of Ireland. Below is a full list of our houses and restaurants and the map above shows each of their locations.

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