Welcome to Ghan House, Carlingford


We're open throughout the year! 

~  walled gardens, mountain views, seashore & mountain walks & Medieval Carlingford a treelength away - with shops, cafes, pubs & more restaurants.....







A little bit about us

Built in 1727, Ghan House is a 4* AA rated, fully restored, family run Georgian House now in its 25th year of continuous business with 19 years of awards and nominations (see bottom of page).

We are one of the oldest private houses of its type in Ireland, a tree length from Medieval Carlingford with 3 acres of walled mature gardens.

All of Carlingford's ancient buildings dating as far back at 1210; from King John's Castle, the Dominican Friary, the Mint and Taaffe's Castle are within a 2 minute walk from our front door. The Tholsel, Medieval Carlingford's old town gate, is just 30 metres from our walls.

We are in a wonderful location just one hour from both Dublin and Belfast and two of Ireland’s three World Heritage sites are within easy driving distance - just 45 minutes to Newgrange and a 120 minute drive to the stunning Giant's Causeway.

In addition the Titanic museum in Belfast and the Dublin Convention Centre are both just a one hour drive from our gates.

Ghan House is an oasis of Georgian ambience, gardens and fine dining with beautiful views from every room of Carlingford Lough, The Mourne mountains or Slieve Foy . We have 12 bedrooms in total ~ 4 in the Main House (1 single and 3 double) and 8 Garden bedrooms located 10 yards to the side of the Main House.  The combination of old world charm allayed with modern requirements seamlessly dovetail together to give a thoroughly unique experience. We offer free wi-fi throughout the entire house and all of the bedrooms.

The individuality of the house lends itself to weddings, usually on an exclusive use basis, private dining for special birthdays & hen nights and corporate hospitality - all enjoying the comforts of a private bar, log fires & candlelight. We also have private parking, charging point for electric cars, a lockable shed for bicycles and 2 little homes in the stable for dogs (pets are not allowed in the house or bedrooms, sorry).

We have a small dedicated team - Orla & Sarahs 1 & 2 in the office, Olavi front of house, Dara serving breakfast and of course our multi-award winning kitchen team led by Head Chef, Stephane le Sourne and very ably assisted by Stephen, John-Paul & Cliodhna. All of this is overseen by Paul Carroll. His mother Joyce Carroll is semi-retired ~ she attends to the herb & vegetable gardens, the flowers in the house, some cookery demonstrations and visits to approximately 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  For more information on the history of Ghan House, please click here.


 Good Hotel Guide Recommended

Alistair & Toby 'Sawday's' recommended  - every since 1998

John & Sally McKenna's Guide to Ireland - 'Best 100 Places to Stay - 20 continuous years' - 1998 to 2018

Member of Ireland's Blue Book
2 AA Rosettes 2011 ~ 2018
AA 4* Accommodation
Winners of 'Best Hotel & Country House Restaurant in County Louth' for 3 continuous years~ Restaurant Association of Ireland
 Winners  'Best Country House in Ireland' ~ Irish Ireland Hotel awards 2017
"Best 100 Wedding Venues in Ireland" ~ One Fab Day Wedding

VOUCHERS.....For those who have everything.......give an experience!

....Better still, share that experience!

Please contact us directly on +353 (0)42 937 3682 and we can organise a voucher today and email it to you now!

Vouchers can be for any value - for restaurant, accommodation and any of our special events.