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Welcome to Ghan House, in Medieval Carlingford

“Loved it….no horrible bling! Informal….top quality….love the locally sourced food….love the blend of old & new….as described….honest advertising….great experience. Value for money….rare in Ireland” Thank you – Edel, Co. Dublin.

We are proud members of Ireland’s Blue Book and Good Food Ireland – we are small with just 11 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 Ghan House voucher.

We’re open – nearly all year!

– 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 open from 6pm;
– Main restaurant menu – last orders 8.30/9pm. (7.30pm on Sundays)

Restaurant closed every Monday (open Monday 30th December 2024) & Tuesday.
We are within 2 mins walk of other places to eat in Medieval Carlingford.

The one we had for Christmas 2023 sold out very quickly – so we’ve released 2024 date in advance as guests wanted to book again for the next one!
A Musical evening with soprano Sarah McCourt & 5 course tasting dinner ‘Christmas by Candlelight’.
on Thursday 5th December 2024, 7.30pm. €75 pp or €105 pp with matching wines.

Book accommodation & ‘Christmas 2024 by Candlelight’ package


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’ 31st year of continuous business with 26 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.

FAQ’s – useful info!

Click here to read more about accessibility for those unsteady on your feet at Ghan House.

And if you’re looking for very reasonably priced Car Hire
The father of a friend of my son runs a very snazzy car hire company in nearby Newry. He can deliver to Ghan House (or sometimes to Dublin & Belfast Airports) – 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 (pre-book this) and a 135 minute drive to the stunning Giant’s Causeway. Even The Gobbins dramatic coastal path (pre-book also – 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!

4* rated bedrooms

All double beds are queen size or larger with extra thick mattresses, allergy free duck down & feather duvet & pillows.
Views of the mountains and gardens, modern bathrooms with power shower and separate* roll top bath (*1 ground floor room has easy accessible ‘wet room’ shower), free 45Mbps wi-fi, hair drier, steam iron & separate board, along with homemade biscuits and the Handmade Soap Company of Slane toiletries – all come as standard.
We are proud 2020 AA national winners ‘Guest Accommodation of the Year’.
Ghan House has achieved the certificate of excellence due to consistently great reviews from TripAdvisor. We also have fabulous reviews from giving us a score of 9.8 for location, 9.6 for comfort, 9.6 for cleanliness and 9.2 overall. Find out more

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