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Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel

Situated in the university town of Maynooth, County Kildare, Carton House is a luxury Irish resort. Over 1,100 acres of sweeping parkland, ancient woodlands and the meandering River Rye, create the perfect backdrop for this awe-inspiring country mansion. Once the ancestral home of the Earls of Kildare and the Dukes of Leinster, this walled garden golfing estate is located just 25 minutes from Dublin International Airport.
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As we navigate through these extra-ordinary times together, the safety of our guests and colleagues is paramount to us. Rest assured, Carton House has taken all of the necessary health and safety measures on board and implemented these across the resort in line with both the ALLSafe code of practice and Irish government regulations.


Guests will feel completely at ease from the moment of arrival through the estate gates and enjoy complete escapism until the moment of departure. Luxurious accommodation, opulent and relaxing surroundings and our welcoming colleagues will ensure this is ensured. A vast array of guest bedroom types are available to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible, whatever your requirements. Choose to stay in The House, an 18th century Palladian style mansion, where stories can be found at every touch point, or in the more contemporary Garden Wing, offering a number of terrace and balcony guest rooms looking outward on the magnificent 1,100 acre vista.

Map & Information

Check-in 3.00pm -
Check-out 12.00pm .
  • Dublin International Airport is located just 32km from Carton House via the M50/M4 motorways. This journey takes no more than 25 minutes in non-peak traffic time.

    Carton House can happily arrange a private transfer to and/or from the Airport for guests. Quotations available upon request.

    Taxi service also available from the Airport to Carton House.

  • From Dublin
    From Dublin, take the main M4 motorway westbound. From the motorway, take the "Leixlip West" exit (Junction 6) and follow the signs to Carton House. Carton House is approximately a 5-minute drive from the M4 motorway exit.

    From The West
    From the west, take the M4 motorway to Dublin and approximately 20km from Dublin city, take the "Leixlip west" exit (Junction 6) and follow the signs to Carton House. Carton House is approximately a 5-minute drive from the M4 motorway exit.

    SatNav Co-Ordinates

    Latitude 53 º, 23', 28'', 53.391111 N

    Longitude -6 º 33', 59'', -6.566389 E

  • Carton House is located in Maynooth and lies on the Western Suburban Railway Line which serves three City Centre stations (Pearse Station, Tara Street Station and Connolly Station) as well as eight other suburban stations (Drumcondra, Broombridge, Ashtown, Castleknock, Coolmine, Clonsilla, Leixlip Confey and Leixlip Louisa Bridge).

    Information on prices and timetables are available from the Irish Rail website here.

    A taxi journey from Maynooth Station to Carton House will take approximately 5 minutes.

  • Carton House offers complimentary car parking on resort for all guests and visitors.

    Valet parking available upon request, subject to additional charge.

Guest Services

"Céad míle fáilte" - a hundred thousand welcomes. A beatiful Irish phrase that you will hear time and time again.

It is extremely difficult to match the level of an anuthentic Irish hospitality experience. We cannot wait to welcome you.

  • Babysitting Available
  • Concierge Service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • ALL Safe Covid-19 Protocols
  • Accepting ALL
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Resort Sustainability
  • Audio Visual Services
  • Valet Service


During your stay, we invite you to experience as much of our beautiful 1,100 acre resort as possible. We have curated a selection of bespoke packages for our guests, depending on the type of experience you wish to enjoy. Choose from luxurious romantic dining breaks, a golfer's getaway to experience the thrill of our championship courses, a relaxing break in our newly renovated spa and wellness facility or perhaps it's a family adventure for the entire family to enjoy. The choice is yours. 


A Home To Irish Golf

Golf at Carton House is like no other. Here, it's not just a game it's a fully immersive experience. You will encounter championship standards, professionalism and insight. Choose from our two championship courses that are primed for fresh victories - the inland links Montgomerie course or the parkland O' Meara course. Test your skill level at the National Golf Academy located here on the resort and see if you can rise to the challenge.

Carton House Spa & Wellness

Check out from the chaos of everyday life with some time at Carton House Spa & Wellness. Thoughtfully restored with the finest contemporary facilities to ensure complete rejuvenation. Choose from a carefully curated menu of treatments delivered by our highly skilled therapists. Complete with an 18 metre indoor heated pool and thermal facilities, Carton House Spa & Wellness promises a mindful experience with meaningful results.


From seasonally inspired menus to dining experiences that will satisfy any craving, see what our chefs are preparing just for you.


Few others can offer a backdrop of extraordinary history and grandeur like Carton House. A unique Palladian style 18th century turned resort hotel, Carton is set on 1,100 private acres of sweeping Kildare parkland and is just 25 minutes from Dublin International Airport. It was the stage for many defining moments in Irish political and social history and is no stranger to important and decisive meetings. Featuring some of the most opulent and gracious event spaces in Ireland, Carton House is a meeting and events destination like no other.

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Sustainable Responsibility

  • Carton estate honey from our own bees is used widely across our dining outlets.
  • Guest access to electric car charging available.
  • Our very own welled water provides all required drainage for our 1,100 acres of landscaped gardens.

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