An 1826 engraving of the House from "Neale's Views of Seats"
An illustration of the House from a 1874 issue of "The Graphic"
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.
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.
Book Type: Hardback
Title: Companion Guide to Ireland, The
Author: Lehane, Brendan
Year Published: 2001
Publisher: Suffolk: Companion Guides
Book Type: Softback
House Listed: Unknown
Park Listed: Unknown
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