For those visiting Ireland and those who want to see more than Dublin and Cork, staying at Mount Juliet Estate is sure to be one of the highlights of their trip. Mount Juliet Estate is a stunning estate and a nostalgia of a time gone by. It is a magnificent Georgian Manor House and embodies hundreds of years of local Irish history. It also has its own golf course and Michelin-starred restaurant.

Here, travelers can relax in the most relaxing and picturesque countryside that Ireland has to offer. It is an opportunity to enjoy the best of Ireland in one of the best estates in the country.

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History Of Mount Juliet Estate

This magnificent manor home was named by the Earl of Carrick in honor of his wife Juliet (full name Lady Julianna Butler). It is situated on a hill and gazes of the River Nore below. In 1987 it was purchased by the Killeen Group, who then proceeded to develop the site with its 1,500 acres with a golf course, a hotel, a stud, and some residential buildings. For a time it was affiliated with Hilton Hotels.

  • Named After: Lady Julianna Butler

Golf Course

The estate boasts a grand par 72, 7,300-yard, or 6,700-meter golf course which has been voted the best Parkland Golf Course in Ireland twice. The golf course offers the full 18 hole course and has been open since 1991. Five lakes have been built for this luxury golf course and over 80 bunkers have been placed strategically throughout the golf course.

Fine Dining

The restaurant in the manor is called the Lady Helen. As a luxury Michelin-starred restaurant it offers some of the finest dining in all of Ireland. Today this fancy restaurant draws discerning diners from far and wide. The Head Chef is currently John Kelly who sources the ingredients locally.

  • Restaurant: Michelin-Starred

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Equestrian At Mount Juliet Estate

Like many estates in the British Isles, horses have always played an important part in the history of the manor. Today MJ Equestrian offers a state-of-the-art equestrian center that boasts world-class facilities. People can book a trail ride through the 500 acres that are still part of the estate. Riders are permitted to trot or gallop through Irish meadows and forests according to their levels of experience.

MJ Equestrian currently has over 20 horses. MJ Equestrian has a dedicated Sport Horse stable and has several horses competing in that Grand Prix level. They produce some of the top quality sport horses for the world.

The estate's Equestrian center caters to all horse lovers, with horses and riders for horse riding novice through to experienced riders. They also offer fantastic family horse riding tours through private trails led by experienced guides. For those looking to hone their horse-riding skills, one can book private riding lessons and practice showjumping.

Other Activities

Mount Juliet offers much more than luxury bedrooms and decadent Michelin-starred dining. One can ride horses at their equestrian center or go for some country Irish salmon fishing at the River Nore. Other activities include practicing archery and falcon shows and exhibits where visitors can have the falcon land at their command. All of this draws on hundreds of years of Ireland's finest history.

Accommodation

The estate boasts two accommodation residences, the Manor House and the Hunters Yard. The Manor House is the beating heart of the gorgeous estate since way back in 1750. The Manor House is romantic and ideal for weddings and has 32 unique bedrooms. Some of them have stunning views of the River Nore and the paddocks of the Ballylinch Stud.

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The Hunter's Yard has an astonishing 93 rooms and is a haven-like retreat. All the rooms have been modernized with modern amenities and furnishings while preserving the place's rich ambiance.

Hunters Yard: Double Room

  • View: Garden View
  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Cost Per Night: 240 Euros ($285)

Manor House: Double Room

  • View: Garden View
  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Cost Per Night: 260 Euros ($310)

Hunters Yard Executive: 1 King Bed

  • View: Courtyard View
  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Cost Per Night: 290 Euros ($345)

Manor House Executive: 1 King Bed

  • View: Garden View
  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Cost Per Night: 300 Euros ($355)

Manor House Executive: 2 Twin Beds

  • View: Garden View
  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Cost Per Night: 300 Euros ($355)

Wedding Venue

Mount Juliet Estate is also a premier wedding site in Ireland. The estate caters to a range of luxury weddings and people's esoteric and extravagant wedding desires. Its Manor House and Hunter's Yard are idyllically suited for hosting weddings as its 500 acres of the picturesque green Irish countryside.
In short, if travelers can afford it, the Mount Juliet Estate is a must for those exploring the wonders of the Irish countryside. Next: 20 Top-Rated Places To Visit Across Stunning Ireland