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Outdoor Pursuits


Host venue of the Irish Open in 2005, 2006 and 2013 along with numerous other golfing competitions, Carton House boasts a superb golfing pedigree. The Golfing Union of Ireland has its headquarters and National Coaching Academy
here. We also have two magnificent golf courses, designed by the legendary Colin Montgomerie, and Mark O’Meara to choose from – or why not try both! If you don’t have time for a full 18 holes we will try to accommodate you with something to suit your schedule. Golf clubs are also available to hire.

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There are 9km of cycling trails throughout the 1,100 acre estate at Carton House - ideal for cycling holidays in Ireland, leisurely cycles or off track, some exciting mountain biking.

Click here to download the map of the trails so that you can decide which route you like to take.



Hidden bluebell-lined pathways, babbling brooks and romantic pockets of lakeside grassy knolls - Carton House Estate is waiting to be explored - the vastness of the demesne meaning "you'' have most of it to yourself.

Walking through the estate while you holiday, shows the true beauty of Ireland.

Watch out For:

The Love Seat
Tyrconnell Tower
Bluebell Pathways
Rare Species of Birds
Flora & Fauna
Special areas of conservation

Click here to download the map of the trails so that you can decide which route you like to take



Perfect for those with a competitive streak or just for fun! Our two outdoor tennis courts are available for residents’ use. No
pre-booking required just ask Guest Services for equipment. Tennis balls and rackets are available from our Guest Services Team located in the Main Lobby.

There is no pre-booking required.



Fishing in Ireland at Carton House

Types of fishing available at Carton House in Ireland between March and September:

Pike fishing
Wild Brown Trout fishing
Salmon fishing
All fishing trips must be accompanied by a Ghillie.
If you are interested in any of the above, please email us at or call + 353 1 505 2000.

Fishing Prices

€50 per person


€60 (1-2 people)
€75 (3 people)
€100 (4 people)

This fee includes fishing gear and boat if required. We advise that weather appropriate clothing is worn.
All fishing at Carton House needs to be accompanied fishing.

Pike and Trout fishing in Ireland

Pike fishing: Pike fishing is suitable for beginners and experienced anglers. It involves spinning (normal/easy fishing) or fly-fishing for the pike.

It is a very leisurely form of fishing but can be very rewarding, with Pike weighing in excess of 24lbs being caught and released in the lake at Carton.

Trout fishing:

The majority of people requesting to trout fish will be experienced. It is possible to spin for trout but guests usually request to fly-fish. The Ghillie can provide fly-fishing tuition for beginners if necessary.
The guest has an option of fishing in the river or the lake. The lake offers bigger fish and the river a larger quantity of smaller ones. The river can be tight and tricky to fish due to overhanging trees etc.



Offering bespoke and exciting team-building solutions tailored to meet specific group demands - the Orangeworks crew leads you through themed games and challenges, down zip lines, off-road in 4x4 training Jeeps and along a myriad of state-of-the-art obstacle courses designed by experts from the world-renowned U.S “Survivor” Television series.

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In 2015, the Bear Grylls Survival Academy was launched at Carton House offering a range of survival courses for both individuals and groups. Visit or ring +353 (0)1 690 2070 for more information.
For further information on all resort activities please contact our Guest Services team. 


T: +353 (0) 1 651 7770