Welcome to Ghan House, Carlingford




Please note that tickets for all of the events below can be purchased in advance for a unique Christmas/birthday gift





"Celebration of a Carlingford Christmas"

Sunday 13th December ~ 12noon to 5pm

Free admittance all day!

Christmas carols, live festive music, kid's cupcake decorating classes, local businesses and crafts-people in house, wine and beer tasting, Santa's Grotto and much more!

Please click here for detailed information



"Dinner with Bond........ James Bond"

Friday 22nd January 2016

€65 per person including 6 course dinner and show.

An evening with West End & Broadway singer

David Shannon – singing theme tunes from Bond movies during a 5 course dinner.

Appropriate dress encouraged!




"My Funny Valentine"

Friday 19th February 2016

€65 per person including 6 course dinner and show.

‘My Funny Valentine’ ....and other romantic songs from the David Shannon repertoire. Interwoven around a 5 course dinner, candlelight & log fires. A real alternative romantic night out!





A little bit about us

Built in 1727, Ghan House is a 4* AA rated, fully restored, family run Georgian House now in its 22nd year of continuous business with 16 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, Mint. Taaffe's Castle and old town wall 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 have free wi-fi.

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 (not in the house or bedrooms, sorry).

We have a small dedicated team - Orla & Sarah's 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. 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 11 grandchildren.




Good Hotel Guide Recommended



Member of Ireland's Blue Book
2 AA Rosettes 2011 ~ 2015
AA 4* Accommodation
Winners of 'Best Hotel & Country House Restaurant in County Louth' for 3 continuous years~ Restaurant Association of Ireland
17 continuous years of 'Best 100 Places to Stay in Ireland' - 1998 to 2015 ~ Bridgestone Guide
"Best 100 Wedding Venues in Ireland 2013 & 2014" ~ One Fab Day Wedding