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Welcome to Ghan House, in Medieval Carlingford

We are proud members of Irelands’ Blue Book and Good Food Ireland – we are small with just 12 bedrooms – National Winners of ‘AA Guest Accommodation of the Year 2020’, large drawing room for the restaurant & large walled gardens, Medieval Carlingford a tree length away & the wide open spaces of the mountains, seashore & Carlingford Lough Greenway – we accept Blue Book, Good Food Ireland & Dundalk ‘Shop Local’ Vouchers.

Buy a voucher.

We’re open all year!

(except Mon 23rd January to Sun 5th February 2023 inclusive – however the office will be open weekdays 9am to 2.30pm. And 24th, 25th, 26th & 27th & 31st December 2023).

– both for accommodation & evening dining for residents & non residents.

We do not offer a ‘2nd sitting’ you have your table for the evening – so best book in advance!

Restaurant closed every Monday & most Tuesdays (Open Valentine’s Day – Tuesday 14th February!).
We are within 2 mins walk of other places to eat in Medieval Carlingford.

Restaurant open from 6pm;
– 6 course Midweek (not on Fri/Sat/Sun/bank holiday) Tasting menu – last orders 7.30pm.
– Main restaurant menu – last orders 8.30/9pm. (8pm on Sundays)

Get away & relax with large dining rooms – the Drawing Room & Ballroom for breakfast, high ceilings.
And many seashore & mountain walks to breathe in & smell the fresh air!


The exterior of Ghan House was one of the locations used in the film ‘Finding You’ – click this to see the trailer…


Built in 1727, Ghan House is a 4* AA rated, 2 AA Rosette fully restored, family run Georgian House, now entering its’ 30th year of continuous business with 25 years of awards and nominations.
One of the oldest private houses of its type in Ireland, it is a tree length from Medieval Carlingford with 3 acres of walled mature gardens and 8 acres of stables & horse fields.

We are in a wonderful location just one hour from both Dublin and Belfast airports.

And if you’re looking for very reasonably priced Car Hire
The father of a friend of my son who goes to the same junior school runs a very snazzy car hire company in nearby Newry. He can deliver to Ghan House (or sometimes to Dublin & Belfast Airports) – it seems all airport Car Hire companies are extremely expensive or have no availability at all – except this one! Say Paul from Ghan House recommended!
Also try (pick up in Dublin city) – UFO Drive.
for electric car hire with free charging! We’ve 2 car charge points here at Ghan House.

Two of Ireland’s three UNESCO World Heritage sites are within easy driving distance – just 45 minutes to Newgrange and a 135 minute drive to the stunning Giant’s Causeway. Even The Gobbins dramatic coastal path (pre-book this guided walk – only for the fit & very able) is just a 90 minute drive (great visitor café here too). Trim castle, the ancient towering Celtic crosses at Monasterboice, Faughart healing stones, Proleek Dolmen and Clontygory Court Tomb are all a short trip away, making Medieval Carlingford a great base to explore the area!

Award-winning restaurant

Ghan House 2 AA Rosette restaurant since 2011, winners ‘Best hotel restaurant in Co. Louth” and “Best Chef in Leinster” boasts stunning views over the gardens and the Mourne Mountains. We celebrate all that we have around us – the Carlingford oysters & mussels, lamb & beef from the Cooley or Mourne mountains and herbs from our herb garden. Find out more


If you want the whole of Ghan House to yourself & your guests – then you can!
Our wedding packages for over 30 guests include exclusive use of the whole house & gardens, which means no other guests apart from your own! Alternatively, for smaller weddings, you can hold your Civil Ceremony followed by dinner in your very own private dining room. Find out more

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“Elegant guest house which has been garlanded with accolades.” From The

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Ghan House
Old Quay Lane, Carlingford, Co. Louth
Ireland, A91 DXY5