The story of Johnstown House is like that of many country houses in Ireland, with Irish history etched in its tale. Luckily, unlike so many other grand houses which stand no more, the Johnstown House remains and is in use to this day as The Johnstown Estate Hotel and Spa. Johnstown House was based on the design for a “Country Gentleman’s House”. A five bay, three-storey block with gables and big chimneys, its design is typical of many houses built in North Leinster in that period. The family lived and entertained in the main block. The South wing housed the kitchens, larders, washhouses and staff quarters, while the coach house was located in the North wing. Today, the house has been reconditioned back to its former glory, under the watchful eye of the Meath County Council as the house is a Grade One listed building. The hotel was bought by its new Irish owners at the beginning of 2016 and rebranded The Johnstown Estate.
Situated on Ireland’s Ancient East learn the stories of a place and you’ll come to understand the soul of its people. From ancient high kings to modern-day poets, saints and scholars to ramblers and fishermen, Ireland’s Ancient East pulsates with legendary tales.
The Johnstown Estate is ideally located for exploring Dublin’s vibrant city centre or relaxing in the surrounding countryside. The 1750’s Georgian Rural Residence is set on 120 acres of parkland, overlooking the river Blackwater nestled between the villages of Johnstownbridge and Enfield. Located only 35 minutes from Dublin City and Dublin International Airport with direct flights from Aer Lingus from many cities in the US to Dublin including; Boston, New York, Washington, San Francisco, Dallas and many more destinations.
The hotel includes 126 spectacular bedrooms & 40 self-catering luxury lodges and is also home to Ireland’s Premier Spa Resort and Leisure Club with a 20-metre pool and state of the art Gym Facility. Located on the Meath/Kildare border off the N4, you can take advantage of the best attractions in Meath, Kildare and Dublin. Attractions in Meath and Kildare include Tayto Park, Lullymore Heritage Park, The Curragh, Hill of Tara and The Irish National Stud, Irelands only stud farm open to the public. Allow for between 30/40 minutes of travel time. Dublin attractions within 30/40 minutes of the hotel include Dublin Zoo, the Guinness Storehouse and The Book of Kells at Trinity College.
Additionally, if you want to relax and unwind within the Estate we have everything you desire. Recharge in our Award Winning Spa and discover the true meaning of a Spa break, indulge in some of the finer things in life such as Afternoon Tea or taste the passion, in the newly opened FIRE & SALT steak and seafood restaurant.
A huge advantage of travelling back to the US from Ireland is that you will pass through U.S. Customs and Immigration in either Shannon or Dublin airport before you fly ensuring your arrival home is without delay.