Plunkett House

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Sleeps: 17 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 6


Wedding Venue
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed


Book a 2023 villa holiday by 31st January and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

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Plunkett House lies some 80 km northwest of Dublin and is set among the beautiful hills of north Co Meath. It has been in the same family since the 17th century and has had a very interesting history. The remains of the church of Saint Oliver Plunkett can be seen at the the nearby gardens.

The house is beautifully furnished and has open fires and two TV rooms with wide screen TVs. The house has been decorated with great artistic flair and an emphasis on comfort and relaxation for all guests. A private tennis court, 200 acres of parkland and gardens surround the house.

Nearby, the amazing megalithic tombs are internationally renowned and are largely undisturbed. They are believed to form a solar calendar even older than Stonehenge.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • In the shower downstairs beside main entrance the hot is cold and cold is hot.
  • The house does get quite chilly in the winter but electric blankets are put in the beds.

Property Features

BBQ Tennis Court Working Fireplace Heating AGA Conference Facilities Waterfront

The property sleeps up to 17 and is made up of the 4 double room, 4 twin rooms and 1 single room.

Main House
- Library/Living Room: solid fuel stove with a stock of firewood and a flat screen TV
- Drawing Room: fine formal room with comfortable couches, a piano, solid fuel stove with stock of firewood, double doors opening onto the front patio and a large dining table and chairs perfect for large group meals
- Kitchen: domestic sized kitchen complete with large AGA stove, electric cooker, crockery, utensils and fridge
- Sun Room: fine room with flagged floor and glazed roof. Large double doors to garden and carpark
- Hall with pantry and guest WC.
- Office.
- Living Room.
- Utility/Boot Room.
- Five bathrooms with bathtub/shower rooms
- Four double bedrooms
- Four twin rooms
- Single room

- Tennis Court with rackets
- Sun Patio at front of house
- Café on estate with historical grounds & gardens

Outside the house sits within 200 acres of parkland and grounds. There is a lake and a tennis court for your use. Generations of the family have been creating the gardens since 1660. The result is a stunning garden comprising water, trees, vistas and archaeology rather than flowerbeds. A host of enchanting features are displayed in a setting steeped in atmosphere and history. Within the gardens stand a mediæval moote and St. Oliver Plunkett's family church and Tower House.

The surviving 17th century features include a magnificent yew walk, foundations of a longhouse and a walled garden from which a canal and a parterre have been relocated in replica. The yew walk trees are exceptional, of remarkable form and girth. Other trees are mound-planted, leaving the root system exposed as an extension of the impressive contorted trunks.

In the 19th century these earlier elements were enveloped in a comprehensive development of parkland, watergardens, specimen trees, follies, rockeries, woodwalks and magnificent vistas. The central area of approximately six acres now includes a lime avenue, extensive lawns and terraces, magnificent herbaceous border and physic border. Don't miss the grotesque rockery and grotto, the Rootery, Hellfire garden, watermill, fountain, and symbolic statues and sculptures.

The main gardens are open to the public from 10am-5pm but there are private outdoor areas exclusive to guests next to the house.


About the surrounding area of Plunkett House
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The house is situated in the middle of the beautiful rolling drumlins of north County Meath next to the prehistoric passage graves of international renown. The area around is one of the unknown delights on the doorstep of Dublin. The surrounding landscape is atmospheric and serene, with rolling parklands, forests and ring forts.

The property is 3 miles from the thriving market town of Oldcastle and is within easy reach of the Kells, Navan and Cavan towns. Dublin City and International Airport is approximately 50 miles away and the new M3 motorway, when completed, will offer even swifter journey times to the city.

In a landscape of inspiring beauty and intriguing history, the cairns form the largest complex of passage graves in Ireland. The Cairns are megalithic structures originally built about 4000 BC as burial chambers. The cairns are in two groups. Carnbane West is about 15 cairns, including Cairn L which is roofed and contains superb symbolic carvings in good condition. This group is some 2 km walk from the car park on gently sloping ground. Carnbane East includes Cairn T, also roofed and with excellent engravings, and is a shorter but steeper walk.

Also within the estate is an adventure course that can be hired. It includes:
- Adult and junior obstacle courses with zip wire and climbing wall
- Mind games and brain teasers
- Raft building on the lake
- Archery
- Camp craft and bush survival overnight

Guests can experience exhilaration and excitement. The estate can provide a tailor made package to suit individual and group needs. This service is ideal for corporate days, sports clubs, schools, youth groups, hen and stag parties and family fun.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Dublin  

(100 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Dublin  

(100 km)

Nearest Village Oldcastle 

(5 km)

Nearest Town/City Oldcastle 

(5 km)

Nearest Restaurant Oldcastle 

(5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Oldcastle 

(5 km)

Nearest Golf Kells

(15 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Tennis Court
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Event information

Plunkett House makes a truly unique and magical venue for your special day. The gardens make the perfect setting for a splendid al fresco reception and the ultimate backdrop for photographs, with ancient yew walks surrounding a magnificent marquee with acres of lawns, water features and follies.

Wedding Reception
A reception with up to 140 people can be hosted in the banquet hall and larger groups could be seated under a hired marque in the grounds.  For standing drinks and canapes etc. there is the bar area which would host up to 100 people and the courtyard for up to 150 people. Dancing could continue inside the banquet hall with music playing until 2am.

Wedding Ceremony
A ceremony could take place for up to 100 people in the house’s on-site Church ruins. Larger groups could have a ceremony in the grounds or under a hired marquee on-site. The site is fully-licenced to hold legal marriages.

Where to Stay
Up to 17 people can sleep at the property with the possibility of a few extra beds on-site. Nearby, within 5km many more guests would be able to find accommodation in a range of hotels and B&Bs. The owners can supply details of local transportation firms.

Wedding Planning
The venue has an in-house wedding coordinator who works with the clients for all event planning needs. The venue has a wide-range of supplier suggestions.

The venue has a range of external caterers to recommend or client may provide their own caterer. The venue has wine and bar packages or the client pay provide their own drinks with no corkage fee.

Other information
Event fees are part of a package including accommodation. Events can continue with late night drinks inside the house after the amplified music is switched off.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €300. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 2pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
Pets welcome? Sorry no pets
Smoking Allowed? No smoking

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jan 28th 2023 - Mar 31st 2023 £3,929 £5,894 £7,858 £9,823 £13,750
* Easter £4,321 £6,483 £8,644 £10,805 £15,125
Apr 17th 2023 - Dec 20th 2023 £3,929 £5,894 £7,858 £9,823 £13,750
* Christmas + New Year £4,321 £6,483 £8,644 £10,805 £15,125
Jan 3rd 2024 - Jan 5th 2024 £3,536 £5,304 £7,072 £8,839 £12,375
Jan 5th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2024 £3,929 £5,894 £7,858 £9,823 £13,750
* Easter £4,321 £6,483 £8,644 £10,805 £15,125
Apr 6th 2024 - Jul 31st 2024 £3,929 £5,894 £7,858 £9,823 £13,750

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jan 28th 2023 - Mar 31st 2023 €4,200 €6,301 €8,402 €10,502 €14,700
* Easter €4,620 €6,931 €9,242 €11,552 €16,170
Apr 17th 2023 - Dec 20th 2023 €4,200 €6,301 €8,402 €10,502 €14,700
* Christmas + New Year €4,620 €6,931 €9,242 €11,552 €16,170
Jan 3rd 2024 - Jan 5th 2024 €3,780 €5,670 €7,560 €9,450 €13,230
Jan 5th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2024 €4,200 €6,301 €8,402 €10,502 €14,700
* Easter €4,620 €6,931 €9,242 €11,552 €16,170
Apr 6th 2024 - Jul 31st 2024 €4,200 €6,301 €8,402 €10,502 €14,700

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jan 28th 2023 - Mar 31st 2023 $4,567 $6,851 $9,136 $11,420 $15,985
* Easter $5,024 $7,536 $10,049 $12,561 $17,583
Apr 17th 2023 - Dec 20th 2023 $4,567 $6,851 $9,136 $11,420 $15,985
* Christmas + New Year $5,024 $7,536 $10,049 $12,561 $17,583
Jan 3rd 2024 - Jan 5th 2024 $4,111 $6,166 $8,221 $10,276 $14,386
Jan 5th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2024 $4,567 $6,851 $9,136 $11,420 $15,985
* Easter $5,024 $7,536 $10,049 $12,561 $17,583
Apr 6th 2024 - Jul 31st 2024 $4,567 $6,851 $9,136 $11,420 $15,985

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Gorgeous location

    Posted by Limor on 16/05/2022

    The house is situated on beautiful grounds. The location is stunning for scenery.

  • Couldn't of asked for more!

    Posted by Matilda S. on 25/05/2017

    To Veronica & Agnes + Debra & Shaun, thank you for the best day and night of my whole life - everyone is raving about laughcrew!! Can't wait to come back! xxxx

  • Had the best wedding

    Posted by Rebecca L. on 03/03/2017

    Lovely laughcrew. Unforgettable wedding.

  • Amazing Weekend!

    Posted by Gareth P. on 23/02/2017

    Amazing weekend - fab location + activities - Thank you!

  • Brilliant Day

    Posted by Mia H. on 28/10/2016

    Unforgettable 'Not-a-wedding'. Thanks for everything.

  • Unforgettable!

    Posted by Grace H. on 24/10/2016

    Thank you so much for an amazing night! The house is fabulous. We can't wait to come back.

  • Thank You!

    Posted by Olivia & Elliot B. on 19/10/2016

    Thanks to Sarah and AC for the nice party.

  • Great Stay!

    Posted by Jonathan B on 30/08/2016

    Best place even staff are unreal - Thanks for everything

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