We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Carlingford | Co. Louth, Carlingford Ireland, Ireland
353 (0)42 937 3682
Improve this listing
Ranked #7 of 19 Restaurants in Carlingford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $51
Cuisines: Irish, International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Built in 1727, Ghan House is a 4* AA rated, fully restored, family run Georgian House now in its 20th 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 recently opened 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. 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, a lockable shed for bicycles and 2 little homes in the stable for dogs. We have a small dedicated team - Orla & Sarah in the office, Jenny & Olavi front of house, Theresa and Dearblaith serving breakfast and of course our 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.
Write a Review

55 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I had a lovely meal here in Ghan house, we were a group of nine and all enjoyed our food, I had pea/ham soup which was so good, I also had fillet steak which was cooked perfect. Lovely ambience, The service was also very good. I will come back one day to stay overnight in this hotel.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dromore, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The meal had been anticipated for several weeks as a special birthday treat. We were not disappointed! We each went for the 33 euros per head mid -week tasting menu which had six perfectly sized courses, and a bottle of wine, suggested by the waiter, to accompany it. The cod and lamb courses were exquisitely cooked and presented. We enjoyed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Excellant hotel with first class food and Hotel. They made you feel at home and did not rush you whats so ever.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The quality of food and standard of service was the best I've experienced at any wedding. The ceremony and reception were both held at Ghan House, around 60 guests attended and all the guests I spoke with were similarly complimentary about the food and service.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at the ghan house full of expectation as we had planned to visit many times but hadn't got around to it, we have a venue coming up and thought we would check out the ghan house before booking it as we had in our heads already chosen this place, Well what a disappointment Waited ages to be served,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheshire UK
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We recently celebrated a pre-booked family wedding celebration. Arrived and had champagne in the garden and the sun was shining, so really nice. Moved to our table over-looking the bay and had a great view and a lovely table, well laid out. It was special for Mum and Dad. The food was absolutely superb, and the waiter service was terrific.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My friends and I have just spent a lovely evening at Ghan House, from our warm welcome on arrival to our delicious freshly cooked breakfast just before departure, the experience was one I will definitely be repeating as often as possible. The house is beautiful with great character and tasteful furnishings. Our bedroom in the annexe was spacious, very clean,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great breakfast served here.Very old fashioned but very clean and friendly staff. on site parking and a nice garden.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

From arriving at this welcoming restaurant until we left this was truly a delicious experience! We visited on Easter Sunday evening expecting it to be busy, this was not the case, most of the diners appeared to be residents hence no window seats available!- we were pleasantly relieved as service and ambience was totally professional and relaxed (apart from the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belfast, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Fantastic place. Met and greeted by name at door and shown to room. Amazing room and amazing dinner. Couldn't recommend enough.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Ghan House also viewed

Carlingford, County Louth
Carlingford, County Louth
Carlingford, County Louth
Carlingford, County Louth

Been to Ghan House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ghan House

Address: Carlingford | Co. Louth, Carlingford Ireland, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 (0)42 937 3682
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Carlingford
Average Prices: USD 28 - 51
Cuisine: Irish, International

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ghan House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?