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History Tour

Centuries of history with timeless hospitality


The estate first came into the ownership of the FitzGerald family shortly after Maurice FitzGerald played an active role in the capture of Dublin by the Normans in 1170 and was rewarded by being appointed Lord of Maynooth, an area covering townlands which include what is now our luxury hotel.

His son became Baron Offaly in 1205 and his descendant John FitzGerald, became Earl of Kildare in 1315. Under the eighth earl, the FitzGerald family reached pre-eminence as the virtual rulers of Ireland between 1477 and 1513.

However, the eighth earl's grandson, the eloquently titled Silken Thomas was executed in 1537, with his five uncles, for leading an uprising against the English. Although the FitzGeralds subsequently regained their land and titles, they did not regain their position at the English Court until the 18th century when Robert, the 19th Earl of Kildare, became a noted statesman.


Experiences

The Morrison Room

The Morrison Room Overnight

TMR x Bastible Overnight Offer

The Morrison Room X Bastible

Fairmont Family

Fairmont Family Experience

Carton House 10 websize

Kathleen's Kitchen Overnight

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Spa & Wellness Overnight

2022 game fireworks

Aer Lingus College Football Classic

Golf

It Takes Two Golf Experience

Kildare Village

Kildare Village VIP Overnight

Leona Maguire

KPMG Women's Irish Open Golf Experience

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Bed & Breakfast with €100 credit