DiCamillo Companion
Ireland

Carton House

  • House & Family History: Carton was sold in 2000 and developed into a luxury hotel and golf complex.

    Collections: A pair of silver candlesticks from the Leinster Service, made in London by George Wickes in 1746, were for sale in 2015 by the New York City dealer Shrubsole. The Rococo style candlesticks were part of the largest dinner service commissioned in the 18th century, ordered by James FitzGerald, 20th Earl of Kildare and 1st Duke of Leinster, who was the richest man in Ireland.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: Carton is considered one of the finest examples in Ireland of a Georgian-created parkland landscape. The Carton Estate today comprises 1,100 acres.

  • Architect: Richard Morrison

    Date: Early 19th century
    Designed: Remodeled House for Duke of Leinster, including replacement of curved sweeps with straight colonnades.

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  • John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, 1825.

    Country Life: LXXX, 488, 514, 1936.

  • Title: Great Irish Houses and Castles
    Author: O'Brien, Jacqueline; Guinness, Desmond
    Year Published: 1992
    Reference: pg. 188
    Publisher: New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    ISBN: 0810933659
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Companion Guide to Ireland, The
    Author: Lehane, Brendan
    Year Published: 2001
    Publisher: Suffolk: Companion Guides
    ISBN: 1900639343
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Unknown

    Park Listed: Unknown

  • "Barry Lyndon" (1975). "The Big Red One" (1980). "The Treaty" (1992 - TV movie). "Scarlett" (1994 - TV mini series). "Aristocrats" (1999 - TV mini series, as Carton House). "My Boy Jack" (2007 - TV movie, as Windsor Castle Drawing Room). "Leap Year" (2010).
  • Past Seat of: Gerard FitzGerald, 9th Earl of Kildare, 16th century; James FitzGerald, 1st Marquess of Kildare and 1st Duke of Leinster, 18th century; FitzGerald family here from 1250 until 1949. Lord Brackett, 20th century. Mallaghan family, 1977-?

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel

    Ownership Details: Today Carton House Hotel and Golf Club

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 353-015-052-000

    Fax: 353-016-286-555

    Email: reservations@cartonhouse.com

    Website: http://www.cartonhouse.com

    Historic Houses Member: No