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Carrig House Restaurant

Everyone should savour gorgeous Irish country house cooking at some point (it’s good for the soul), and Carrig Country House is the enchanting getaway destination to try it. On the shores of Caragh Lake, this home-away-from-home boasts some of the most unspoilt scenery in Ireland. If you’re not relaxing, hike the hills, tour the Ring of Kerry or go horse riding on the beach – all before cuddling up in a squishy king-size bed as you drift off to the sounds of the lake lapping on the shore.

Mini-moon now, long haul later

A Victorian hunting lodge on the shores of Caragh Lake in Killorglin, Carrig House is a romantic hideaway owned by the charming Slattery family. The cosy country house enjoys sublime views and perfect sunsets – hire bikes, swim in the lake or hang out on Rossbeigh beach, before returning in the evenings for dinners in the Lakeside Restaurant. The canopied rosewood bed in the Presidential Suite belonged to an Indian Maharaja, making this our favourite room in the house.

6 Bucket list trips for 2019!

6 bucket list trips in 2019

Home to Ireland’s highest mountain, the Reeks District in Co. Kerry is an absolute bucket-list climb. The region itself has won plenty of awards, including The Rough Guides ‘Best Place to Visit in 2019’. If you’re not climbing Carrauntoohil, there are all kinds of easy-to-moderate walks throughout the region to enjoy. Maybe you can tick off one or all of the five ‘B’ activities in the region: we’re talking boots (for walkers and climbers), to bikes (available for hire at Carrig Country House & Restaurant), to boats (to glide across Caragh Lake), to boards (calling all surfers) to body and mind rejuvenation.

A shore-to-shore guide of Europe’s best lakes

It’s known for its wild, fairytale landscapes, but if you want to find Ireland’s most beautiful lakeside secret, Caragh Lake will blow the rest of the country’s away. Hidden away on the Ring of Kerry, Carrig Country House is the most glorious base for your serene break. You’ll experience nothing but genuine old-fashioned Irish hospitality: the perfect spot to explore the southern section of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, including the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula and the Killarney National Park. From fishing to watersports, the lake has no end of activities. Return in the evening to an unforgettable meal in the Lakeside Restaurant and sink into a blissful night’s sleep in a squishy king-size bed before waking to the sound of soft waters lapping on the shore.

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Meet our Head Chef, Patricia Teahan

We meet Patricia Teahan, the Head Chef at Carrig Country House & Restaurant, for a quick chat on her passion for food, favourite food memories and the ingredients she couldn’t live without.

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