Tankardstown House

 Rathkenny, Slane D535 Killarney − Ireland

041 9824621 

Exuding elegance and luxury, Tankardstown comprises an impressive 18th Century Manor House & Orangery; a central courtyard of Cottage Suites; adjacent to the Garden Village where casual Lunch and Afternoon Tea is available along with Classic Evening Dining in Brabazon Restaurant. 


Yours to enjoy.

Along with our friendly service, Tankardstown is truly a special place to visit in the heart of the Boyne Valley, Co. Meath. Known as Ireland's Heritage Capital, Co. Meath is the perfect base to explore the history and heritage sites of Ireland's Ancient East



From Cromwell to Conroy.

Tankardstown was formed by land confiscated in the 17th Century. Lands were merged to create demesnes with large houses as the focal point. In 1710, Tankardstown House passed to the Coddington family who lived at Oldbridge House, the battle of the Boyne site. By mid 18th Century, it was owned by Brabazon Morris.

Brabazon Morris mortgaged Tankardstown until it was bought out in 1815 by Francis Blackburne, Lord Chancellor of Ireland. Tankardstown continued to be a private family residence until the current owners, Brian and Patricia Conroy opened their doors to welcome guests into their beautiful home, the rest, as they say....

The Master Suite

Our flagship Master Suite boasts fabulous bay window views, large marble ensuite bathroom with a double shower and freestanding roll top bath, complete with two dressing rooms and espresso machine. Situated individually from the Heritage Rooms, it offers guests tranquility and seclusion. You won't want to leave.

Library Suite

As it should be, the Library Suite is a beautiful quiet space, to relax and enjoy. Boasting large bay windows overlooking the planted terrace of the orangery, a half tester bed, antique furnishings, large marble ensuite bathroom with free standing bath, his & hers gilt washstands and double shower, complete with Nespresso Machine.

Heritage Rooms

Each of our five Main House bedrooms have their own distinct character and name. However, all offering the same Tankardstown luxury. Experience the emperor sized beds and antique furnishings in Tankardstown's historic rooms, offering great views overlooking the estate. Sleep like a Lord/Lady in elegant and peaceful surroundings.

Courtyard Cottage Suites

Our courtyard cottages are beautifully appointed and open out onto the courtyard and walled garden where the hot tub and small summer house are located. Each with it's own ensuite bath/shower room, downstairs sitting room, kitchen area, electric fire, tea/coffee facilities and mini-bar. 


All our rooms include these goodies


Robes & Slippers

Fine Linen

Guest Bar

Room Service

Nespresso® Machine

Flatscreen TV

Home Baked Treats

Handmade Toiletries

We came, We Saw, We Fell in Love.


Simply Beautiful for your Wedding Day

Celebrate the beginning of your beautiful journey, along with your extended family and friends, at Tankardstown.

Whatever your taste, Tankardstown, exuding understated elegance and luxury, provides the perfect backdrop for the wedding day of your dreams.

On arrival, guests are welcomed into the Main House drawing rooms for pre-dinner drinks & canapés, then following down the winding staircase to the magnificent Orangery where dining, worthy of its surroundings, is served with great care and attention to detail.


What Tankardstown can offer for your special day.

Understated elegance and luxury, providing the perfect backdrop for your big day.

Music playing in the walled garden to welcome guests as they arrive.

Seating for up to 230 guests dining in the Orangery.

Selection of delicious canapés to welcome guests on arrival.

Round Tables with crushed cream linens and chiavari chairs.

We pay great attention to detail, because it's the little things.

Pre-wedding tasting of your selected wedding menu and wines.

Dedicated wedding co-ordinator to ensure everything goes to plan.

A night of style, elegance, convenience and sensational service.


This sample menu can be chosen from the 'Wedded Bliss' Wedding Package


Clogherhead Crab Salad with Avocado

Chicken Liver Parfait with Red Onion, Black Onion Seeds, on Garlic Cruton

Crostini of Goats Cheese with Picked Beetroot, Apple and Hazelnut


Roast Butternut Squash and Sage


Wellington, Confit of Duck with Pickled Beetroot and Lentil Jus

Crab and Crayfish with Little Gems, Tomato and Coriander Salsa and Chilled Red Pepper Sauce


Lime and Champagne


Fillet of Beef with Confit Potato, Mushroom Puree, Tobacco Onions, Micro Herb and Green Peppercorn Jus

Breast of Free Range Chicken with Colcannon, Baby Leek and Morel Mushroom Sauce

Slow Cooked Hay and Cinnamon Baked Lamb Rump with Maris Piper Puree, Garden Roast Root Vegetables with Rosemary Jus

Fillet of Seabass with Crushed Baby Potatoes and Roasted Red Pepper

Baked Stuffed Aubergine with Bulgar Wheat, Aubergine Caviar, Feta Cheese, Mediterranean Vegetables and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce


White Chocolate Créme Brulee with Orange and Pistachio Biscotti

Artisan Cheese Plate  to include Crozier Blue, St. Killian's and Dan Hegarty's Cheddar with Apple & Pear Chutney and Wheat Wafers


Mini Fish and Chips Cones with Homemade Tartar Sauce

Posh Dogs with American Style Pickled Relish

Chilli Marinated Free Range Chicken Wings with a Classic Blue Cheese Dip

Get down to businessat Tankardstown House.


A meeting of the minds at Tankardstown

Think-tank... Think Tankardstown. Brainstorm in a beautiful setting ideally located on Dublin’s doorstep, a mere 45 minute drive north of Dublin City Centre and within 35 minute drive from Dublin Airport. The perfect central location for off-site workshops, conferences and product launches, and the perfect rural location for corporate celebrations. Choice of 6 rooms and the Orangery within the main house, with options of break-out spaces, set up as required. From small to large, any set up is considered. The whole property will be at your disposal.



It is most definitely 'not' business as usual with a meeting at Tankardstown.

80 acre estate providing privacy for intimate meetings.

Located 30 minutes from Dublin Airport, just 10 minutes from the M1.

Boardroom for up to 20 guests in Main House Drawing Room.

To get away from the stress, we have break out spaces available.

We're very flexible, with meetings from 2-200 clients catered for.

Larger presentations, theatre style setup and product launches catered for.

Refreshments available for Tea/Coffee breaks.

Meals are prepared using only the finest and locally sourced produce.

Special overnight rates available for candidates.

Outdoor activities on Estate available, provided by a professional 3rd party.

Fancy a longer stay? 2/3 day conferences are welcome.

Plenty of walking and thinking space on the estate.


Hideaway in our secret place....

The "Hide-Out" is tucked away from the main house beside the walled pleasure garden - offering peaceful respite from the outside world. Lounge in your fluffy robe and slippers and let our in-house therapist make you feel completely rejuvenated.

Sit back with a magazine or newspaper. Order a refreshing herbal tea or take a dip in the relaxing hot tub after a long massage. Whether its pre-party pampering or a well-earned escape, revitalise your mind, body and spirit with our treatments. .

For a detailed list of treatments, please take a look at our brochure.


Appropriately named after the previous owner of Tankardstown, our flagship restaurant boasts fine dining and a cosy atmosphere. With recent accolades including 2AA Rosettes and RAI’s Best Hotel Restaurant in Meath and Best Chef in Meath, Brabazon Restaurant, offers diners a feast for the eyes and the palate.


Wednesday 12-4:30pm, 6-8.30pm | Thursday 12-4:30pm, 6-8.30pm | Friday 12-4:30pm, 6-9.30pm | Saturday 12-4:30pm, 6-9.30pm

Sunday: 12.30- 3.30pm, 6-8:30pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

The Cellar Restaurant

The Cellar Restaurant opens for Sunday Lunch where a carefully created set menu offers a choice of starters, main courses and desserts. A place for good food and relaxation, it provides the perfect setting for private hire or functions. Overnight guests will enjoy a superb choice of breakfast in The Cellar, to finish off their stay in Tankardstown.


Sunday 12:30-5 pm

The Tea Garden

The Tea Garden is a quaint, lop-sided cottage, with odd tables and mismatched china, no pomp and circumstance here just an atmospheric relaxed area for some good old fashioned Afternoon Tea and a chat. Set in the picturesque surrounds of Tankardstown's Garden Village, Tea-goers can choose to dine outside by the fountain on warmer days, definitely worth a trip into the countryside for a relaxing afternoon. Ideal for book clubs, afternoon tea parties, birthday celebrations or baby showers.

Tea and treats surrounded by rustic charm

Menu & Prices

Gluten Free and Vegetarian options available. Please inform us upon booking of any dietary requirements. Want to make a day of it? 


Saturday 1-4pm | Sunday 1-4pm

Afternoon Tea available in Brabazon Restaurant Wednesday - Friday, 12-3:30pm.


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Tankardstown House is a couple of miles out of Slane in County Meath, and less than an hour’s drive from Dublin.

By car
From Dublin follow signs for Navan/Drogheda, taking the exit for Slane. Once you reach Slane Castle, take the right turn opposite and follow until you reach the fork in the road, when you should stay left for two and a half kilometres until you reach Tankardstown House. There’s parking at the hotel.

By train
The station in Drogheda is roughly 20 minutes away by car. From here, services go to Dublin and Belfast.

By plane
Dublin’s airport is a 40-minute drive from the hotel. Ryanair has flights in and out of most of Europe, including Berlin, Barcelona, London and Rome; direct routes to the USA are offered by Aer Lingus.

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