Winner of the prestigious Irish Country House Restaurant of the Year, The Five Diamond Award from the Automobile Association for Guest Accommodation, and a member of Irelands Blue Book, Rathsallagh House is a large four star Grade A country house converted from Queen Anne stables in 1798. Although it is located just one hour south of Dublin airport, Rathsallagh is set in a peaceful oasis of 230 acres of parkland
Rathsallagh House is a family run establishment and has a happy and relaxed atmosphere with log and turf fires in the bar and drawing rooms. The food at Rathsallagh is country house cooking at its best, Game in season and fresh fish are specialities. Breakfast in Rathsallagh is an experience in itself and has won the National Breakfast Awards a record four times.
Rathsallagh House also has conference and meeting rooms, Jacuzzi room, billiard room, tennis court, and bicycles for touring the local area. Clay Pigeon shooting, Falconry, Fishing, Archery can be organised by prior arrangement. Rathsallagh is also less than 1 hours drive from some of Irelands other well known Golf Clubs such as The K Club and Mount Juliet. In addition we are only 20 minutes from the Curragh Racecourse, home of the Irish Derby and Punchestown Racecourse, home of Irelands biggest National Hunt Festival., and for the shopper Irelands latest and biggest designer discount shopping outlet , The Kildare Retail Village. And yet the centre of Dublin and Dublin International Airport is less than 50 minuets away. The Wicklow Mountains , and the Wicklow National Park, the Irish National Stud and Kilkenny Castle are all just under 30 minutes from Rathsallagh.
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: I have been overwhelmed with the whole Team at Rathsallagh house from the moment I met them to the weekend of our wedding. The team there from the Wedding Co-ordinators, Duty Manager, Bar and Waiting staff have been wonderful. We stayed the night before and the night after our wedding and we were blown away by the quality and professionalism of every single member of staff at all times, not only to ourselves but to our guests, it was 10star service all the way, if that even exists! The day of the wedding ran like clockwork, we were made to feel by the Wedding Planners and all staff that we were the most important people in the world and they showed genuine excitement for us on our big day, I don’t think I could ask for anything to be done any differently the only sad part was that we had to leave Rathsallagh on Sunday. I would have absolutely no hesitation to recommend this venue to any future couples – enjoy the luxury and first class treatment without paying first class prices. Hospitality at it’s very finest.
Des & Catherine
We would like to write our comments as to how special Rathsallagh House & staff were for wedding. We had an amazing wedding day in Rathsallagh on Monday October 26th. We wish to comment in particular on the food and wine which were delicious and were really enjoyed by all the guests. Also the staff, in particular: Gillian, Stephen, Catherine, Patricia, Sinead and all the serving and house-keeping staff who went out of their way to accommodate all our requests and were so friendly and accommodating on the day and throughout all the planning. I still don’t know how Gillian remembered everything! We had a lot of requests such as last minute changes to the seating plan, extra beds required in the rooms for children, stickers under the plates for prizes, podiums, microphone, stand up tables, play tables!!! Rathsallagh House also allowed both families to get ready beforehand in the hotel, my family in the Orangerie and Hugh’s in the Kilbarry room. It meant that we had a lovely morning with everyone together and it wouldn’t have been the same getting ready in a B&B or in Dublin and then traveling down. So thank you all so much for making our day so lovely, intimate and relaxing. It was exactly how we wanted it to be.
Hugh & Clare
I can honestly say without any hesitation whatsoever that Rathsallagh deserved the highest rating in all categories that I can give, our day and the lead up to was so fantastic on all levels, the venue, atmosphere, food, staff; from professionalism to the friendly and relaxed manner in which it was received. Rathsallagh certainly has something special to offer, of course that is said without a biased opinion based on personal experiences from other weddings I have attended. I would say to any bride to strongly consider Rathsallagh as your venue you most definitely would not be disappointed, I just wish I could do it all again! I am happy to offer further feedback or answer any questions for any brides.
John & Jessica
THE WEDDING THAT ALMOST NEVER WAS We were married in Rathsallagh House in September 2014. In the July before our wedding my husband’s father became very ill and sadly two weeks before the wedding, he passed away. We were left devastated. It was an extremely emotional time for us and the wedding took a back seat, in fact, we weren’t sure if we would go ahead at all. Hens and Stags had been cancelled the previous month and we had no real will to go ahead with our day without him. Catherine and her team at Rathsallagh were so understanding. In the months that my father-in-law was sick they were a quiet voice in the background, letting us know they were there if we needed them but never once putting pressure on us to make decisions about our day. Catherine was a constant support, she was there to advise when needed. When we finally made the decision to go ahead (10 days before the wedding) Catherine pulled out all the stops. She had been busy with preparations in the background during the previous months and all of the hassle of wedding planning was taken away from us. I can honestly say I did not stress about one thing in the lead up to our wedding as I knew she had it covered which meant we were able to grieve and spend time with my husband’s family in the lead up to the wedding. On the morning of the wedding my father took very ill and had to be taken by ambulance to hospital. He suffers from arthritis and literally could not get out of the bed, his pain was that bad. The paramedics felt that once they got him to the hospital and administered some pain relief (morpheine no less!) that he would be able to make the wedding. They took his suit and wash bag with them in the ambulance and told me he’d see me at the church. We delayed the wedding by 1.5hrs. My Welsh cousin went with my Dad but he wasn’t sure of the way back to our church venue so Naas hospital paid for a taxi for my Dad and drove him back to Wicklow, suited and booted and ready to walk his daughter down the aisle. This naturally delayed our reception and again Rathsallagh were amazing. Patricia was there on the day and everything had to be pushed back by a few hours, and nothing was a problem. I wasn’t exactly thinking straight in the run up to the wedding and one of the errors I made was leaving at least 6 people off my seating plan (including my brother and sister-in-law ????). I wasn’t even told about it, Trish had them seated before I even knew there was a problem. I was told not to worry, it’s all sorted. The food on the day was amazing. We didn’t sit down to our meal until 7 that evening and had almost 200 guests and everything was just perfect. They couldn’t have looked after us better. I cannot recommend Rathsallagh highly enough. The venue is so beautiful, the food is amazing (I haven’t even mentioned the tasting day which was such a fabulous experience), Catherine is an absolute gem, I’ve never met someone who can do their job so well almost under the radar, she’s constantly working away and doing her best for you in the background but to say she is a silent pillar of strength by your side is an understatement. We needed all the help we could get and she didn’t disappoint. I haven’t even mentioned the girl who followed me down to the very end of the walled garden with a platter of food while our photographer was busy taking pics, because she had overheard me say to my bridesmaid “I’m starving” as I got out of our bridal car. I wish I could remember her name. And I haven’t mentioned the numerous compliments I received from our guests about everything from the food, to the staff, to the accommodation and the breakfast … oh the breakfast, yum! And the fact that you have the entire house to yourself makes it feel so much more personal. I cannot recommend Rathsallagh highly enough. Our hearts just weren’t in it in the lead up to the wedding and Catherine and her team turned our “let’s just do it and get it over with” attitude on its head and I can honestly say that in spite of the heartache of the previous weeks and the worry of the wedding morning, we had an amazing day and have beautiful memories to cherish from our day, made possible by Rathsallagh.
Cian & Nichey