Carton House



An 18th-century manor house on 1,100-acre grounds, this upscale golf and spa resort is 2.6 km from Maynooth and 24 km from Dublin.

Stylish rooms include flat-screen TVs, DVD players and free WiFi, as well as tea and coffeemakers, and minifridges. Suites add lounges with dining areas, and individual features such as fireplaces and original architectural details.

There’s an elegant Irish restaurant, a golf-course bistro and a chic bar in the former kitchen, plus ornate drawing rooms. Outdoor activities include 2 golf courses, tennis, biking and fishing. There’s also a day spa, castle remains and a boathouse. Event facilities are also available.