Welcome to Ballyteige Lodge

Ballyteige Lodge is a historic wedding and event venue situated in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains.

A Dramatic Natural Setting

With Lugnaquilla mountain to the north, and the picturesque village of Aughrim to the south, we offer a truly unique and characterful way to capture an authentic taste of Irish countryside life. Read

Our Colourful History

Ballyteige was built in 1900, as shooting lodge and country retreat, for the eminent Dublin Surgeon, John McArdle. Family members still own the lodge. Read more about the colourful history of the house and its valley >>

The River Garden

The house is a late Victorian lodge set in thirty acres of mature woodland gardens along the River Ow. The intention is to restore, with due sensitivity, the network of paths, steps and bridges around the River Garden and open it to the public in 2013. You can follow this exciting project as it happens, by reading our River Garden Diary >>

How to Get Here

Ballyteige lies close to the village of Aughrim in South Co. Wicklow, around 90 minutes from Dublin. Find maps and driving directions on our Location page >>

Get in Touch

We love to hear from visitors, past and present. You can email us directly on the Contact page >> 



Taster Menu Evenings

On the first Saturday of each month, acclaimed Dublin Chef Tom Lynn (of Sett Food club) will be serving a taster menu in the refined but relaxed environs of Ballyteige Lodge.

These unique meals will be prepared with locally-produced and foraged Wicklow food alone. The price is an extremely reasonable €40 per person (which includes pre-dinner cocktails). Guests are encouraged to bring along a bottle of their favourite game-friendly tipple.

Bed & Breakfast accommodation available on request.

Places at the table for this series of very special evenings are strictly limited. To book seats, simply call us on +353 (0)87 212 5686 or +353 (0)87 611 5016

Alternatively send us an email, using the Contact Page.



Ballyteige was built in 1900 as shooting lodge and country retreat for the eminent Dublin Surgeon, John McArdle. The house is situated at the meeting point of three interlocking valleys along the River Ow. Extensive planting was carried out in the late Victorian era that has, a hundred years on, left a legacy of mature trees and shrubs. Today Ballyteige boasts a small arboretum of Pines, Redwoods, Monkey Puzzles, Limes, Azaleas and Rhododendrons. Intermingled amongst these introduced species are a rich variety of native trees, notably two large belts of oak forest.


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