Our family

Led by Managing Director Niall Rochford, with over 20 years of service, our warm and welcoming team provides the perfect introduction to genuine Irish charm.

Exceptional heritage

This 800-year-old castle is the former home of the Guinness family. In 2013, Red Carnation’s five-year restoration brought these ancient walls back to life.

Best of the best

We are proud of our many accolades, which include our award as a Forbes five-star hotel, the first hotel to achieve such a status in Ireland. Countless other awards pay testament to our remarkable teams.

Boundless adventures

Expansive parklands and dense woods provide the verdant backdrop for a vast range of outdoor activities and adventures perhaps unsurpassed in Ireland, suitable for couples and families alike.

Delicious dining

We believe in sourcing fresh produce from skilled local producers, as well as growing ingredients in our own gardens. Afternoon Tea is a real occasion, while our variety of dining venues feature wholesome Irish dishes and delicious fine dining.

We care

We adhere to important sustainability measures, support our local community and believe deeply that our legacy is as important to us as the joyful experiences we offer to guests.

Inspired design

We pour our creativity into every exquisite room and suite, inspired by our unique, historical surroundings to create rich and layered interiors. Rare, antiques complement silk-lined walls and carefully curated artworks.


Crowned 'Ireland's Best Spa' for the eighth consecutive year, our state-of-the-art facilities include an invigorating Hammam, steam room, relaxation pool and gym with breathtaking views over the lake.

Local experiences

We offer a variety of MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences, from exclusive visits to the studios of local craftspeople to a private recital from Ireland’s most prominent traditional piper.

Meet our team

Every member of our team is empowered to make a difference, offering exceptionally considerate attention to detail, and our warm, Irish welcome is world-famous.