Mount Juliet Hotel
Mount Juliet,
County Killkenny

Mount Juliet Hotel

Golf Resort & Spa


The magnificent 1,500 acre Mount Juliet Estate is nestled in the beautiful surrounds of County Kilkenny, steeped in history and perfect for short leisure breaks for golfers.

Accommodation features a wonderful choice for guests in the Mount Juliet Clubhouse, Mount Juliet Mansion House, or in the newly renovated Rose Garden Lodges.

Mount Juliet offers two fantastic Restaurants the 2 AA Rosette Awarded Lady Helen serving traditional Irish cuisines and Kendal’s Restaurant features French Brasserie classics.

Golfers can enjoy the Resorts Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, home to the Irish Open on three occasions and the WGC American Express Championship in 2002 and 2004.

A 3-course golfer’s package is also available with Ascot Golf to include Mount Juliet with Waterford Castle and Faithlegg both located 30-minutes from Mount Juliet, with easy access to Waterford Airport with Aer Arann. With the opening of the new M9 motorway, Mount Juliet Hotel is also now just 1 hour from Dublin.

The Mount Juliet Estate offers a wide range of leisure activities including a Spa, Fishing, Equestrian, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Croquet, Snooker and Tennis.

Mount Juliet was voted the 8th best Resort in Europe by Conde Nast Travelers in 2010.


Mount Juliet House Club Room Superior Room Presidential Suite Rose Garden Lodge - Bedroom Rose Garden Lodge - Dining Area Lady Helen Restaurant Kendal's Restaurant Mount Juliet House Exterior View
Mount Juliet House
Club Room
Superior Room
Presidential Suite
Rose Garden Lodge - Bedroom
Rose Garden Lodge - Dining Area
Lady Helen Restaurant
Kendal's Restaurant
Mount Juliet House Exterior View
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Mount Juliet House

Guest Rooms

Clubhouse – 16 Club rooms are equipped with all modern conveniences and are ideally located within easy access of the Spa and President's Bar!

Mount Juliet House – A beautiful 18th Century Georgian Mansion, home to 29 Superior and Riverview rooms with 2 Presidential Suites also overlooking the picturesque River Nore.

Each room is individually designed and furnished. Cable TV, high speed internet, in room safe, tea and coffee hospitality tray are standard in all rooms.

The Rose Garden Lodges – Mount Juliet Estate offers 10 Rose Garden Lodges, each upgraded in 2010 to exquisite standards and boast stunning views of the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course.

Each Lodge has two ensuite bedrooms, TV and telephone, a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge.


Lady Helen Restaurant – 2 AA Rosette Awarded Restaurant serving traditional Irish cuisine using local seasonal ingredients. See Fine Dining for further details.

Kendal’s Restaurant – Sample French Brasserie classics at this 1 AA Rosette Awarded Restaurant.

President’s Bar – Try a simple and satisfying meal at the President’s Bar situated in the Clubhouse with all day dining.

Leisure Facilities

Mount Juliet Leisure Centre includes sauna, steam room, 17m indoor heated swimming pool with bubble pool and hydra water jets and waterfall. The Leisure Centre also has a fully equipped gym.

There is a wide range of classes available including aqua aerobics, step, aerobics, swimming classes (private and group).

Other activities include Spa, Fishing, Equestrian, clay pigeon shooting, archery, croquet, snooker, or outdoor tennis.

Local Area

Mount Juliet History

The Mount Juliet estate as we know it today was originally two separate estates, Walton’s Grove and Ballylinch Stud.

Walton’s Grove The Waltons were an ancient Norman family who owned Oldtown, the townland of Mount Juliet. They changed the name Oldtown to Walton's Grove. They were here for centuries, until Cromwell dispossessed William Walton in 1653. An unknown Cromwellian owned Walton's Grove for a short period, but after the Restoration it became the property of James, Duke of York, later James II. James sold it to a Mr Sweet, who in turn sold it to Mr Kendal in 1719. He changed the name to Kendal's Grove.

One stormy winter's night, "Old Mr Kendal" as he was known, was robbed by highwaymen and an important portfolio was taken. He begged the Rev Thomas Bushe to retrieve it for him. Rev Bushe duly caught the robbers and returned the portfolio. Old Mr Kendal was so overcome with gratitude that he left all his property, including Kendal's Grove, to Rev Bushe. Unfortunately, Rev Bushe was wildly extravagant and had to sell all his property to settle his debts. He sold Kendal's Grove to his neighbour, Somerset Hamilton Butler, 8th Viscount Ikerrin, 1st Earl of Carrick the Earl of Carrick. In 1757 The Earl of Carrick built Mount Juliet on this land.

The Earls of Carrick remained in Mount Juliet from the 1750s until 1914, when they sold the estate to the McCalmont family who lived there until recently. Operating as a luxury hotel since 1989, and as a Conrad Hotel since April 2002, a feeling of period opulence remains present here.

Ballylinch Stud was founded in 1914 by Major Dermot McCalmont as a base for his champion racehorse The Tetrarch. The stud is situated on 1,000 acres of exceptional land which has been farmed since the Middle Ages by the monks of the nearby Jerpoint Abbey and later by the Earls of Carrick.

The McCalmont family enjoyed great success at Ballylinch and developed several influential stallions including The Tetrarch, his son Tetratema, and later Fortino (the sire of Caro) and Sassafras.

In 1987, Ballylinch was purchased together with Mount Juliet by Killeen Investments.

The same standards of excellence have been applied to both Ballylinch and Mount Juliet, and facilities at Ballylinch are now world class and an exceptional band of broodmares has been assembled, including Priory Belle (winner of Moyglare Stud Stakes Group 1), River Keen, winner of the Jockey Club Gold Cup.


The waters of the River Nore and the Kings River deliver the sort of yield that many anglers crave. Atlantic salmon and brown trout angling present a great opportunity for the many anglers who visit the estate to leave with a catch.

“This is game angling at its very best, with wild Atlantic salmon and brown trout angling guaranteeing an exhilarating experience.” Irish Times

Fishing Calendar & Rates

SalmonMar 17 – 30 Sept
Brown TroutMar 17 – 31 May (all day)
Jun 1 – 31 Aug (evening only)
Sept 1 – Sept 30
Full Day€100pp
Half Day€50pp
Ghilliefrom €65

Please ask your Ascot Golf Sales Representative to arrange Fishing with your holiday to Mount Juliet Hotel, Kilkenny, Ireland.

Fine Dining

Lady Helen Dining Room

The idyllic setting of Mount Juliet House is home to a leading restaurant awarded RAC Blue Ribbon Four Stars and two AA rosettes.

The Lady Helen Dining Room: Situated overlooking the estate gardens and River Nore. Head chef Richard Stratton uses fresh produce and herbs, picked daily from the estate's own herb and vegetable gardens. The Dining Room is furnished with traditional stucco features on the walls and ceilings. Gourmet dining and superb service are complemented by an extensive list of fine wines and spirits.

After dinner, guests are invited to retire to the warm atmosphere of the Tetrarch Bar and reception rooms, where log fires burn in original Adams fireplaces.

Guests at Mount Juliet Hotel can enjoy more informal dining at Kendal’s restaurant, situated in Hunter’s Yard, where there are panoramic views of the golf course.


Mount Juliet Spa

The Mount Juliet Spa provides the perfect retreat with treatments in Reiki, hot stone therapy and reflexology for guests at this luxurious country estate in Kilkenny, Ireland.

The Mount Juliet Spa uses the prestigious E-SPA range of products with an emphasis on traditional and alternative health and beauty treatments in a discreet and luxurious environment.

The spa is complemented by a fully equipped health club including a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gymnasium.

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Please ask your Ascot Golf Sales Agent for further details, or to ensure availability at the Mount Juliet Spa for your visit to Mount Juliet, please include your spa preferences with your Ascot Golf holiday reservation.

Horse Riding

Mount Juliet Equestrian Centre

The Mount Juliet Estate has always been synonymous with horses and provides an exhilarating experience for equestrians.

The Mount Juliet Equestrian Centre is one of the most impressive equestrian centres in the country. With two arenas including one International size arena, an American style barn, an exhilarating cross-country course, 18 miles of bridleways, a new set of show-jumps and a new stock of ponies and horses, Mount Juliet offers the rider the best possible experience in all types of riding.

Also within the boundaries of the estate is Ballylinch Stud, where the McCalmont family, bred many world famous racing horses including The Tetrarch, once known as "the fastest horse in the history of the turf". The breeding tradition continues today, and hotels guests are invited to enjoy a personal tour of the stud during their stay.

Instruction: Tuition is provided for all levels, from horse riding novice to the improving intermediate to the experienced rider. All equestrian visitors can expect to work on all elements including basic to advanced flatwork and show-jumping.

On arrival at the equestrian centre each rider’s ability is assessed and a programme is then tailored to suit individual requirements. Not only do you learn and improve your horse riding skills, it is also a great opportunity to meet other people who share your interest and love of horses.

The centre’s ponies are perfect for children whether they are starting out or already experienced riders. Expert tuition is provided to help improve skills and facilities available offer great opportunity to have fun.

Masterclass: Mount Juliet hosts an exciting range of equestrian masterclasses designed to cover many different aspects of horse-riding from show-jumping to hunting.

For example ‘Confidence Building in Jumping’ is a three day course that will be run regularly through-out the year which aims to develop the riders jumping position. Riders will gain confidence as they school the basics with the use of trotting poles and work a course of fences and progress out onto our cross-country course schooling facility.

The cross-country jumping clinic will help riders on their position and balance schooling over a variety of cross-country fences improving their ‘eye’ and recognizing and correcting common faults.

The 3 day hunting course which is held regularly in the hunting season – October to February allows the rider to take part in two days pre-hunting training with riding on Mount Juliet estate with instruction on jumping and cross-country followed by 1 day hunting.

Other masterclasses that are planned to take place at Mount Juliet include side-saddle, dressage, stable management, confidence building in all disciplines, developing a deeper seat and carriage driving.

Please ask your Ascot Golf sales agent for further details or include your Horse Riding preferences with your Golf Holiday booking at the Mount Juliet Hotel, Kilkenny, Ireland.

Mount Juliet

Mount Juliet

Par: 72

Length: 7200 yards

Course designer: Jack Nicklaus

Venue: WGC - American Express Championship

Mount Juliet

The beautiful and challenging Mount Juliet course is a premier golfing venue in ireland. The course features rolling fairways, water hazards and contoured greens all superbly blended into the spectacular setting of this famous old Irish Estate. The 3rd hole is especially memorable, a stunning par-3 from an elevated tee to a green guarded by a stream and lake. The final hole, a long par-4 with water on the left and a narrow approach to the green.

Waterford Castle

Waterford Castle

Par: 72

Length: 6814 yards

Course designer: Des Smyth

Waterford Castle

The golf course at Waterford Castle is set on a 300-acre privately owned island, home of the world-renowned Waterford Castle Hotel, and was designed by former Ryder Cup player Des Smyth.

Despite being completely surrounded by water, Waterford Castle has an additional four internal water features on the second, third, fourth and sixteenth holes and can even boast its own version of the St Andrews Swilken Bridge!

The layout leads you through mature woodland and parkland. Rolling fairways and subtle contoured greens are blended into the great setting.



Par: 72

Length: 6674 yards

Course designer: Paddy Merrigan

Venue: Euro Pro Tour


Opened in May 1993, on the banks of the River Suir, the Faithlegg course has been cleverly moulded into a landscape of mature trees, parkland and five lakes.

The layout involves testing doglegs, blind tee shots, and a testing challenge for even the most accomplished golfer. At a championship yardage of 6,674 and a regular yardage from the white markers of 6,284, distance is not the main feature. The greens at Faithlegg are finely manicured fast - often very fast in summer months, and difficult to read.

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What's included

  • Accommodation in Club Room, Breakfast, Daily Evening Dinner at Kendal's Restaurant, Green Fees as listed, Local Taxes.

What's not included

  • Flights, Car Hire/Transfers, Lunch, Buggy Hire

Standard conditions

  • Holiday Bookings to be received no later than 7 days before travel.
  • Holidays crossing date bands listed above will be priced on a Pro-Rata basis.
  • All Prices listed are subject to availability at the time of Booking.
  • Please await confirmation of your reservation before completing flight arrangements.

Upgrades & discounts

Children Sharing Parents' Room (max 1)
Age 0 - 12 yrs,meals charged as taken. £0 Per Child Per Night
3rd Person Sharing
30% of Standard Sharing Rates. Only applicable in Superior Rooms.
Half Board
Evening Dinner at Lady Helen or Kendal's Restaurant £37 Per Person Per Night
Room Upgrade (Supplement)
Superior Room £23 Per Room Night
Riverview Room £45 Per Room Night
Presidential Suite £91 Per Room Night
Rose Garden Lodge On Request
Waterford Airport (50km)
On Request
Mount Juliet GC
Resort Course On Request
Waterford Castle (44km)
On Request
Faithlegg GC (48km)
On Request
Weekday Rates
Golf Packages and Non-Golfer Prices are based Rates from Sun - Thur. A Supplement will apply for stays on Fri & Sat.
Golf Packages
For 1 Night Golf Packages - Golf is based on Mon & Tues Rates. For 2 Night Golf Packages - Golf is based on Sun - Thur Rates. A Supplement will apply for Golf on other days.

Additional information

Payment terms
A deposit of 20% is payable for bookings made more than 4 months in advance, with the balance payable 45 days before travel.
More than 30 days prior to departure
20% of total price
30 to 15 days prior to departure
35% of total price
14 to 8 days prior to departure
50% of total price
7 to 2 days prior to departure
90% of total price
1 day prior to departure or day of departure
100% of total price
Standard fee per person
Requests to change confirmed holidays should be notified by the Party Leader to Ascot Golf in writing.
If it is possible to make the Requested change, a fee is payable per change, in addition to any additional charge/expense which the change may attract.
£30 Per person per change
Flights may be arranged for your group by Ascot Golf with ATOL protection
For groups, or On Request, we will be pleased to include flight bookings with your Golf Holiday Package.
Car Hire
Ascot Golf arranges car rental and transfers at all our of Golf Holiday destinations.
Please ask for a Car Rental quote with your Holiday enquiry or reservation.

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