There is so much to Celebrate this summer at Carrig Country House & Restaurant, Killorglin, Co. Kerry. Described as one of the most enchanting Country House Hotel’s on the Ring of Kerry, it truly is a unique experience, located on the shores of Caragh Lake.
Just a short drive from Killorglin, your visit to Carrig Country House & Restaurant will begin the moment you sweep in the drive to the lush lined gardens that surround the house, from there it really feels as if you have escaped the pace and pressure of everyday life.
Owner’s Frank and Mary Slattery along with their daughter Claire are fantastic hosts, and the warmth of the welcome is evident from the moment you arrive. For many guests, there is something almost magical about Carrig, described by Frank Bruni of the New York Times as “the perfect place to stay”, that will ensure that you will always want to “Come back to Carrig”. Equally, first time guests are captivated by the views of Caragh Lake from the dining room, the relaxed atmosphere and of course the award-winning dining experience.
Carrig Country House & Restaurant truly is a family focussed business, established in 1996 when Frank & Mary fulfilled a long-held dream and purchased a Victorian Lakeside Manor. Their daughter Claire joined them in 2015 and in doing so has secured the plans in to the future as she plans to take over the running of the business in 2020.
Along with their dedicated team they have grown an incredible business in both accommodation and the restaurant from the ground up, and their focus and determination to place excellence at the core of everything they do is evident when you visit with them. Carrig are members of The Blue Book, Ireland premier and prestigious Country House & Restaurant collection. It is also a member of Historic Hotels of Europe Collection. Carrig has also been selected and are members of Sawday’s ‘Special Places to Stay.’
Under Frank & Mary’s leadership, and with the help of their wonderful and dedicated team, Carrig has been the recipient of many awards & accolades for its accommodation and food over the last 22 years. The latest, this year being Georgina Campbells ‘Irish Breakfast Award’ in association with Failte Ireland.
Head Chef Patricia Teahan won the best Chef in Kerry Award from The Irish Restaurant Association in 2015 and has done many stageres in Michelin Restaurants in Ireland and Paris over the years, the most recent being at The Ledbury Restaurant in Notting Hill, London.
John Mc Kenna of the Bridgestone Guide shared his thoughts on visitinnset or a stroll around the beautiful lakeside gardens. Chef Patricia sources great local Kerry produce, that include the famous Kerry Lamb, Cordal Goats Cheese and mussels and oysters from Cromane.
Why not make an evening of it and choose to stay in one of our magnificent 17 bedrooms, each room enjoys spectacular views of Caragh Lake and the surrounding mountains. Those who like to indulge can enjoy the sumptuous comfort of the Presidential Suite with its own separate panoramic sitting room, male and female dressing rooms, and bathroom with Jacuzzi bath.
From our doorstep you can enjoy a dip in Caragh Lake before breakfast, a game of lawn croquet, fishing on Caragh Lake, or a sunrise or sunset kayak on Caragh Lake. Many guests enjoy a challenging Bohereen Loop Walk through Caragh up to Glencar and back to Carrig. For cycling enthusiasts, you can explore the back roads and trails of Caragh Lake, Glencar, and our famous Mountain Passes – Ballagh Beama, Ballagh Oisin while taking in Blackstones Bridge & Lickeen Wood.
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