At the heart of Longueville is our Restaurant with a home grown menu offering the freshest produce from our walled garden and farm. Chef/Proprietor William O'Callaghan is at the centre of this field-to-fork ethos and is the driving force behind its working farm, extensive gardens and distillery, ensuring all this precious produce comes to the table.
Longueville House offers laid back luxury and welcomes residential group gatherings for lunch and dinner, accommodating corporate and family occasions very well. We offer four dining spaces for private dining catering for up to 40 resident guests at one sitting.
Three of these dining areas are inter-connected - The Turner Room, The Presidents' Room and The Library. The Chinese Room is located nearby and set slightly apart.
A large, curved glass room, (designed by Richard Turner in 1865, the finest ironmaster and glasshouse designer of the Victorian era), seats a maximum of 80 Guests spread over nine tables and because of the under-floor heating system, can be used year round. Light and bright, stylishly decorated and lit by candle and soft fairy lights, has magnificent views overlooking The Blackwater Valley. It's as close as one gets to dining outdoors here in Ireland!
A fine, elegant room which links The Turner Room and The Library, with centre point Adams marble fireplace depicting Neptune, seats a maximum of 40 Guests at two long tables. (It is named after the family collection of specially commissioned portraits of Ireland's past Presidents which hang in The Presidents' Gallery behind our Drawing Room. Some of these past Presidents still visit us today).
The room is stylishly decorated in soft shades of taupes and toffees on the walls and fabrics, with tall Georgian windows and a southern aspect make it bright, airy and warm.
Our Library seats 14 Guests at one large table or two narrower tables of eight Guests. It's located next to The Presidents' Room and is beautifully decorated in tones of heritage green, with black Kilkenny marble fireplace, gilt mirrors, two specially commissioned Mahagony book cases housing hundreds of books, oil portraits of historical characters and pretty china plateware on the walls. This makes it a much sought after private dining space and a favourite of the O'Callaghan family too.
Our Chinese Room stunningly and richly decorated in Golds and Royal Reds, seats 18 Guests at a large rectangular table. It borrows it’s name from a custom practiced in the Big House in the 18th century when the owners travelled abroad on a ‘grand tour’ and purchased souvenirs to decorate their homes. This gorgeous room overlooks the Palladian Court yard at the rear of the house.