History & Heritage of Mount Juliet Estate

For more than 270 years, Mount Juliet has continued to earn it's reputation as one of Ireland finest country Estates. 

In 1750, the young Somerset Hamilton Butler Married Juliet Boyle. He was the heir to the Earl of Carrick and Viscount of Ikerrin, she was the daughter of the Earl of Shannon. They begun married life in his father's Castle a Ballylinch Stud. Using her dowry, he bought 1,500 acres across the river and refashioned the existing house which renamed it after his bride to what we know as Mount Juliet. 

In 1762 he built the only bridge that crosses the river Nore over its two mile journey through the Estate. In doing so, he created an uninterrupted island of peace and beauty that remains to this day. 

The McCalmonts bought Mount Juliet Estate in 1914 and this marked the beginning of a glamourous and prosperous period in the history of Mount Juliet. The McCalmonts were a very wealthy family who had inherited large fortunes from distant relatives in England. They set about investing that wealth in reviving the fortunes of Mount Juliet. They built housing for the growing number of staff on the Estate. The Manor House was refurbished with a new porch, stairwell, ballroom and marble fire-places added. They built new kennels that is now the home of the Kilkenny Hunt and build the world-famous Ballylinch Stud that is across the river Nore from the Manor House. 

The Mahony family, owners of the Toyota group in Ireland, bought Mount Juliet Estate in 1986. Tim Mahony was the inspiration and creative mastermind behind the development of Mount Juliet Estate into one of Europe's leading leisure resorts. Jack Nicklaus was commission to design a signature world class golf course on Mount Juliet Estate which opened in 1991. Mount Juliet Estate hosted the Irish Open in 1993, 1994 and 1995 and American Express World Championship in 2002 and 2004.

In 2014 Mount Juliet Estates was purchased by its current owners Tetrarch Capital who have brought Mount Juliet Estate on with building a second 93 bedroom hotel, Hunter's Yard. 

Mount Juliet Estate offers luxurious accommodation with 2 properties

Mount Juliet Estate offers a range of luxury accommodation from the historic Georgian Manor House and the modern laid back luxury with a twist in Hunter's Yard.

The Manor House

The Manor House at Mount Juliet Estate has 32 sumptuous bedrooms, each named after a figure from the house's rich history. Both as a private house, and as a hotel, these rooms have welcomed many illustrious guests down the year. 

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Hunter's Yard

Hunter's Yard a Mount Juliet Estate is a chic country retreat adjacent to the Jack Nicklaus signature designed golf course and a 5 minute walk from the Manor House. Hunter's Yard offers 

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The Manor House provides the finest luxury accommodation with 32 individually designed bedrooms.

Hunter's Yard, located in Mount Juliet Estate, is a chic country retreat offering laid back luxury with a twist.