Mount Juliet Estate

Mount Juliet, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
Tel: +353 (0)56 7773000 Email: Website: WWW.MOUNTJULIET.IE

The elegant grandeur of a magnificent Georgian Manor House. The chic sophistication of Hunter’s Yard. Our two residences draw on centuries of local Irish history to weave a rich tapestry of vibrant stories and memorable moments for every guest who stays with us… All wrapped up in the very finest contemporary comforts, state-of-the-art facilities and breath-taking surroundings imaginable.

Whether it is our Jack Nicklaus signature-designed golf course that draws your eye, or our Michelin-starred restaurant, or the chance to soak up surroundings that have seduced and thrilled guests in countless years gone by: we’d love for you to add your own experiences to the Mount Juliet story.

There is a legacy to the Mount Juliet experience that stretches far beyond the luxury of the bedrooms and the decadence of the dining options. Perhaps you feel the urge to thunder through open pastures and traipse across woodland trails on horseback. Maybe you want to feel the tug on your line and the splash from the River Nore as a salmon takes your bait. And have you ever felt the singular rush of an arrow flying forth from your bow or a falcon swooping down to land at your command?

We offer a unique range of activities on the estate, unparalleled in the way they combine deep-seated historical traditions with the best modern equipment and practices.

Just like the former Lady of the house after whom it is named, The Lady Helen restaurant is an iconic part of the Mount Juliet story and lives long in the memory of all who visit.  The Michelin-starred restaurant has become a true destination for diners, who long to experience the way that Head Chef John Kelly takes locally sourced produce to soaring new heights with every dish. Against a stunning backdrop of rolling pastoral views, Kelly and his team offer a culinary experience that is conjured from that very land, with many of the dishes using ingredients from the Mount Juliet estate and local suppliers just a stone’s throw beyond its walls. Across varied tasting menus and a carefully composed table d’hote, our dedicated team combine influences from around the world with the most evocative of Irish traditions.

Recent Awards:

AA Hotel of the Year for 2020

Retained One Michelin Star for the Lady Helen Restaurant for 2020

Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards 2019: Best Fine Dining Experience

Sunday Times Magazine - "35 of our Best Hotels" 2019

The Sunday Business Post - 101 Great Restaurants 2019

General Manager:

Mark Dunne


  • From Dublin, take the N7/M7 (Naas Road) 
  • Branch onto the M9
  • signposted "Waterford, Carlow & Kilkenny" which is Exit 11 on the M7.
  • Follow the M9 and take Exit 9 signposted "Kilkenny/Stoneyford".
  • At the top of the ramp turn left onto the N10 heading for Stoneyford.
  • Drive straight through the village of Stoneyford and at the end of the village at the fork in the road (at the school) take the left-hand turn
  • signposted "Mount Juliet 4km"
  • After 4km, Mount Juliet will be on the left.





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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