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November 21, 2016

Carton House, one of Ireland’s leading luxury resorts and three-time host to the Irish Open, has appointed PGA professional David Kearney as their new Director of Golf, commencing January 2017.

A world-renowned and highly respected PGA professional and as Director of the Irish Ladies Golf Union High Performance Unit, David brings his 26 years’ experience as a PGA Professional to his new home of golf in the heart of Maynooth, Co Kildare.


Vanishing Art at Carton House

October 10, 2016

This year The Kildare Gallery celebrated its first birthday at Carton House by selecting and curating the finest in Irish outdoor and indoor sculpture. Titled Vanishing Art and running from October 1st through to November 1st, the event was one of the highlights of the Irish cultural calendar with a vast array of sculptures with all different styles of artworks on display throughout the resort’s magnificent grounds.


Ten Years of Carton House

September 19, 2016

A month long festival of celebration offers in August.

Carton House is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special month long festival of offers this August, including complimentary upgrades, special B&B rates and free golfing activities.


AIG All Ireland Cups & Shields Finals

September 12, 2016

The O’Meara Course at Carton House will stage the AIG All Ireland Cups & Shields finals from the 14th to 17th September.

This is probably the largest Inter Club competition that is staged in Irish amateur golf with the provincial winners and golfers from all different levels competing to be Irish Golf Champions. The competitions that will take place in these finals are Senior Cup, Barton Shield, Junior Cup, Jimmy Bruen and Pierce Purcell


Introducing the New and Improved Carton House Golf App

July 27, 2016

Carton house is leading the way when it comes to the latest golfing technology. With a recent addition of the golf skate caddy and now the updated Golf App, Carton House is fast becoming the leading golf course in Ireland when it comes to technology.

The recent upgrade of the app allows you to improve your game in a number of ways and enhance your golfing experience.


Bank Holiday 2016 - We Love Summer!!!

July 13, 2016

Here at Carton we love summer! It’s a great feeling, to wake up surrounded by the beautiful landscape and abundant wildlife, in the bright summer sunshine.  The resort is so pretty this time of year you can’t help but be energised! It’s easy to plan a fun filled day ahead.  

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First Club in Ireland - Golf Skate Caddy

June 22, 2016

Carton house is proud announce that we are the first Golf Club in Ireland to have the latest innovation in the golf world – the Golf Skate Caddy. This new and innovative product is set to revitalise the way golf is currently played. The Golf Skate Caddy is a big hit with our younger members and improves the speed of a game of golf. See Greg Norman Jr talk about the Golf Skate Caddy below.


How to Hole More Short Putts

May 27, 2016

Hi my name is Francis Howley and I’m the managing director of Golf at Carton House. Today I’m here to give you a tip on short putting.

Most short puts are missed from either our head moving or the deceleration in the putting stroke. So what I’ve set up today is a very simple drill that will help you work on both of these aspects of the put. What I’ve set up here is a ball about 3 feet from the hole, I’ve put a little coin on top of the ball and what we are going to try and do is that when we are putting we are going to try and focus on the coin and not on the ball. What we should see if we do this correctly, we should see the coin fall to the ground and not to hit the putter head as we are doing it. That will let us know that 1) we’ve kept our head still and 2) the putter head has accelerated through the put.

Again like we’d normally set up we want to make sure we get the putter aimed correctly, work on our routine of the that tick tocking sound, try and keep the tempo nice and even in our stroke. Then when we walk into the ball, focus on that coin on top of the ball, go through our stroke and there we can see that the ball has gone into the hole and the coin has fallen down on the spot where the ball was. This is a simple exercise you can do on your practice putting green. What it’s going to help you is two of the key elements in being a good short putter, 1) we keep our head still 2) the putter head accelerates through the stroke. If you can do this, I guarantee you that you will see an improvement in the number of short puts that you hole.


Francis Howley's Top Irish Open Moments

April 27, 2016

The Irish Open 2016 is fast approaching and will take place on the 19th – 23rd of May.  Francis Howley, Director of Golf at Carton House, has picked his favourite moments from the Irish Open down through the years


The Arch BBQ Launch

July 28, 2015

Friday, July 3rd saw the launch of “The Arch”, a new and unique BBQ and al fresco dining area at Carton House.

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Summer Pudding

May 08, 2015

Traditional and so delicious, nothing says summer like this vibrant yet ultra simple pudding!

Food Lifestyle

A day in the life... Job Swap Day

April 23, 2015

Every now and then we like to set our senior team a challenge and Job Swap Day allows them to enhance their resort knowledge, build relationships with other departments and most importantly, have a little fun!

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Ireland's Ancient East

April 21, 2015

Introducing Ireland's Ancient East at Carton House. The new tourism initiative focused on heritage and history themed along four pillars - ancient, early Christian, medieval and Anglo-Ireland.


Carton House Most Stylish Lady

April 02, 2015

We are proud to once again host the Most Stylish Lady competition at the Boylesports Irish Grand National, Fairyhouse Racecourse, on Easter Monday April 6th!


A day in the life... Wedding Planner

April 01, 2015

Meet Fionnuala Townsend, Wedding Planner & master of attention to detail at Carton House... 

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Root Vegetable Bake

February 10, 2015

A real winter warmer, serve this to vegetarians as a midweek treat or as a side dish with a roast joint to a hungry family

Food Lifestyle

Taking a leap this January

January 14, 2015

The Salmon conservation and protection story at Carton started over ten years ago when a fish pass was built on the Rye waterfall . In autumn 2014 Carton added another pool to the fish pass and this has proved to be a great help to Salmon travelling upstream to spawn.


Welcome to the Carton House Blog!

December 16, 2014

Welcome to the Carton House blog where we will be bringing you a world of infomation about Carton House Hotel!

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