Mount Juliet Estate in Kilkenny has been awarded a five-star rating by Fáilte Ireland to reflect the estate’s high standards across its facilities.

Mount Juliet Estate, which includes the 32-bedroom Manor House, newly-opened 93-bedroom Hunter’s Yard hotel and Michelin-starred restaurant the Lady Helen, is well-known for its gorgeous 500-acre estate that overlooks the River Nore. This new accolade acknowledges the 18th-century walled estate’s exceptionally high standards, making Mount Juliet Estate Ireland’s 42nd five-star hotel.

Speaking about the new rating, newly-appointed general manager Mark Dunne commented:

“We are extremely proud to have obtained a five-star classification from Fáilte Ireland. This recognises the highest standards of excellence within the hospitality industry and it is a testament to the work of the entire team and exceptional level of service that Mount Juliet Estate delivers on a daily basis.”

Lady Helen restaurant at Mount Juliet Estate.

Lady Helen restaurant at Mount Juliet Estate.

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This accolade joins many that Mount Juliet Estate has already been awarded, which includes a Michelin star for its fine-dining restaurant the Lady Helen. Helmed by executive chef Ken Harker, the Lady Helen has retained its star for five years in a row. The Hound in Hunter’s Yard, which was awarded a Michelin Plate, offers more informal dining, while guests can also enjoy afternoon tea in the Manor House while overlooking Ballylinch Stud.

Mount Juliet Estate was founded by Somerset Hamilton Butler in 1750, who bought 1,500 acres of land after their wedding to refashion his father’s castle, which he then named for his wife Judith Boyle. Since then, the Estate has been owned by various families and groups, including the McCalmonts, who built the world-famous Ballylinch Stud, and the Mahony family, who commissioned the signature golf course, which helped to develop the Estate into one of Europe’s leading leisure resorts. Mount Juliet Estate is now owned by Tetrarch Capital, who recently opened a second 93 bedroom hotel on the property, Hunter’s Yard.

Congratulations to the whole team at Mount Juliet Estate on their new five-star rating! For more information on the property, click here.

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