Welcome to Ghan House, Carlingford


We're open throughout the year! 

~ Log fires, candlelight, walled gardens




Valentines Day 2017 - Tuesday 14th February


Log fires, candlelit dinners and Georgian ambience make Ghan House a unique place for your romantic getaway.  Valentines Day is due to be an intimate and romantic event with a sumptuous 6 course candlelit dinner and Prosecco cocktail at €45 per person. We also have a special offer to include accommodation, breakfast and our Valentines menu at €120 per person. The restaurant, in the splendid Drawing Room overlooking Carlingford Lough, uses the best of local, Irish produce and herbs & vegetables from the gardens and has retained 2 AA Rosettes for 6 years.  Head Chef Stephane Lesourne has created an exciting menu with innovative and creative dishes.  Dining is at a leisurely pace and you have your table for the whole evening.  You can view our example menu here

For further information or to book, contact Paul, Orla or Sarah on +353 (0)42 937 3682



A little bit about us

Built in 1727, Ghan House is a 4* AA rated, fully restored, family run Georgian House now in its 23rd year of continuous business with 17 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. 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  

John & Sally McKenna's Guide to Ireland - 'Best 100 Places to Stay - 18 continuous years' - 1999 to 2017

Member of Ireland's Blue Book
2 AA Rosettes 2011 ~ 2017
AA 4* Accommodation
Winners of 'Best Hotel & Country House Restaurant in County Louth' for 3 continuous years~ Restaurant Association of Ireland
 "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.