Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel

Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland

Step in to History

Queen Victoria knew it well. Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier came for a holiday. Peter Sellers and Marianne Faithfull lived here for years. When the 1st Duke of Leinster chose it for his country seat in 1739, it stayed in the FitzGerald family until the mid 20th century. Now it’s all yours and you’ve never experienced anything quite like it.

Step back in time and enjoy centuries of history with timeless hospitality at one of Ireland’s most historic resorts; Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel. Set upon 1,100 acres, our all encompassing resort is yours to enjoy…

Get into the swing of it with 2 world-class championship eighteen-hole golf courses, relax and unwind at the oasis that is Carton House Spa & Wellness, indulge with a visit to one of our many eateries, explore with our vast array of resort activities or simply enjoy a restful night’s sleep in one of 169 bedrooms, 18 of which are located in The House. The resort is also the very proud home of a purpose built conference and events centre which can hold up to 500 delegates, private training facilities, the Kildare Gallery, the national headquarters of Golf Ireland and our very own onsite team building and events experts; Orangeworks.

Accommodations + Meetings

Carton House is a unique venue that has been hosting special guests since 1739. Whatever your purpose – private dining, a board meeting in the Leinster Boardroom or a gala event or seminar in the magnificent Carton Suite, we have ample space available for your event.

The old and the new blend seamlessly together with the modern conference and events facilities subtly connected to the original house by glass corridors, affording views of the magnificent grounds with everything within easy walking distance.

The modern conference and event space, the Carton Suite is designed with business in mind. Enjoy understated styling and natural daylight with invigorating break-outs on manicured lawns. Take it as one suite or split it into three, with its own entrance and pre-function foyer, it adapts to your individual needs. From business conferences, to product launches, exhibitions and even car launches, the space is suitable for an array of events. By night the Carton Suite transforms into a sophisticated space, ideal for a drinks reception or a shimmering silver ballroom for 350 gala dinner guests.

Carton House is also the proud home of Orangeworks, the only tailor-made teambuilding company in Ireland offering a unique combination of forest adventure, ropes courses, 4×4 driving, archery, falconry and clay pigeon shooting. An ideal and exciting way to motivate and enhance team dynamics, Orangeworks offers a unique combination of the most challenging team-building activities and up to date facilities.

Our brand new meeting & event space The Fitzgerald Suites have just opened with private, walled garden entrance, outdoor decking, bright breakout areas and magnificent views of the estate vistas.

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Nearest Major Airport: Dublin International Airport (DUB)

Distance from Airport: 19 miles / 25 minutes

Area Member DMC: Wallace Travel Group – Platinum DMC Collection


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