Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Horse Country and Mount Juliet

At a glance

Executive summary by darmansjah

Tucked away down a winding driveway in the midst of a 1500-acre, walled estate, Mount Juliet is a magnificent Georgian country mansion overlooking the River Nore. Renowned as Ireland’s most prestigious sporting estate, it has a Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf course, a superb equestrian centre, a fully-equipped health club and spa, numerous outdoor activities and three excellent dining options

Thomastown, just 19 km from historic Kilkenny City. 24 km from Waterford Airport.

Things to enjoy

Gardens, spa, health club, restaurants, bars, equestrian centre and trail rides, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, putting course and driving range, river and lake fishing.

Retaining the atmosphere of a private country home, the bedrooms are individually designed. With rooms in the main house, the garden lodges, clubhouse rooms on the edge of the golf course and two and three-bedroom houses, there is something at Mount Juliet to suit every need.

The range of activities here is phenomenal from golf and fishing in the estate river to horse riding and clay-pigeon shooting, this is a real country playground. More leisurely pursuits include swimming in the indoor pool, a sauna or relaxing treatment in the Mount Juliet spa.


There is plenty to do when you visit Mount Juliet, with a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. From Horse Riding to Angling and Fishing on the River Nore. You can also enjoy Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, our Leisure Centre including high-tech Gym, Swimming Pool and Sauna / Steam Rooms. If all that is too much, there are a variety of walks and trails through the estate which you can take at your own pace.


Bike Riding- Clay Pigeon Shooting- Croquet- Golf Driving Range -Big Game Fishing -Freshwater Fishing -   Hairdresser - Horse Racing - Within 10 Miles / 15 Km-Horse Riding - On Site-Indoor Swimming Pool - On Site-Jacuzzi -Jogging Track -Pitch And Putt Golf -Sailing –Scuba Diving - nooker -Snorkeling -Tennis - Water Skiing -Windsurfing 


In line with our commitment to offer our guests both choice and diversity, Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties offer a range of room categories for you to choose from.

The Clubhouse Rooms are available either as King or Twin rooms. These are modern, bright and airy rooms with en-suite bathroom. Located in the same building as The President's Bar, Kendals Restaurant, The Spa, Golf Shop and Leisure Centre.

Manor House Classic Queen Rooms have Garden views, a Flat screen TV, Broadband, Bath with Shower.

Manor House Superior King/Twin rooms are spacious rooms with Garden views, Broadband, flat screen TV, Bath with Shower.

Nearest international airport:     Dublin (More than 50 Km.)
Nearest local airport:      Waterford Airport (41 - 50 Km.)

Trains & Buses
Nearest train station:     Thomastown (3 Km.)
Nearest bus or coach station:     Thomastown (3 Km.)

Nearest motorway junction:       Waterford Road (3 Km.)

Car Rental
Nearest car rental office:              Waterford Airport (31 - 40 Km.)
Jerpoint Abbey, Kilkenny Castle, arts and music festivals, local craft shops, Rock of Cashel, ancient monuments, heritage museum and Craft Trail.

Jerpoint Glass

At the family-run glassblowing studio, in Co. Kilkenny, each piece is individually handmade. Our team of skilled craftsmen use simple hand tools and 2000-year-old methods. Glassmaking is a most exciting spectacle, from the fiery furnace to red-hot molten glass. When you visit Jerpoint Glass, you can get really close to the action!
Jerpoint Abbey

An outstanding Cistercian abbey founded in the second half of the 12th century. The church with its Romanesque details dates from this period. In the transept chapels the visitor can see 13th to 16th century tomb sculpture. The tower and cloister date from the 15th century. The chief delight of the Abbey is the sculptured cloister arcade with unique carvings. The Visitor Centre houses an interesting exhibition. Access for visitors with disabilities. Guided tours available.
Kilkenny Castle

KILKENNY CASTLE stands dramatically on a strategic height that commands a crossing on the River Nore and dominates the 'High Town' of Kilkenny City. Over the eight centuries of its existence, many additions and alterations have been made to the fabric of the building, making Kilkenny Castle today a complex structure of various architectural styles.

Manor House Riverview King room features include breathtaking views of the river Nore and the estate, Flat screen TV, Broadband, Bath with Shower.

Manor House Presidential King or Twin, with spacious sitting room, Bay window with views of the river Nore and the Estate, Broadband and Flat screen TV.

Rose Garden Lodges

The Rose Garden Lodges have a fully-equipped kitchen, a dining area and lounge. Features also include flat screen TVs, an entertainment system with an Ipod docking stations, broadband, private sun terrace with outdoor seating area, views of the stunning parkland estate and Jack Nicklaus golf course.


Interstate 40 and U.S. Route 70 (Lebanon Road) run east/west through Mt. Juliet, and State Route 171 (Mt Juliet Road) runs north-to-south connecting US-70 to I-40, before continuing toward Interstate 24 in the Antioch area.

Mt. Juliet serves as a stop on the Music City Star commuter rail service into Nashville, operating over freight carrier Nashville and Eastern Railroad.

For commercial air traffic, Mt. Juliet is served by Nashville International Airport, located 9 miles (14 km) west of the city via Interstate 40.


Providence Market Place is Mt. Juliet's largest shopping center

A new, large-scale commercial and residential development called "Providence Marketplace" is located on the city's southern side near Interstate 40. Tenants include Target, Belk, JCPenney, Best Buy, PetSmart, Old Navy, Kroger, and a 14-screen multiplex operated by Regal Entertainment.

Providence Commons is a 200,000 square foot shopping center on a 30.8-acre site on South Mount Juliet Road and Providence Parkway. It is anchored by a 54,000 square foot Publix Supermarket, with three to four anchor and junior anchor tenants, small shop retail, and six outparcels.

Mt. Juliet Crossing is a 37+ acre development of office and retail located in Mt. Juliet at Central Pike and South Mount Juliet Road, with tenants including Hampton Inn & Suites, restaurants, Walgreens, retail stores, and medical offices.

Adams Lane Plaza is a 35,000 square foot retail center located in Mt. Juliet at Interstate 40 and South Mount Juliet Road.

Paddock Place offers one million square feet of retail and office space located in on North Mt. Juliet Road just off Interstate 40. Its anchor tenants include Lowe's and Wal-Mart, plus restaurants and retail outlets.

In 1999, citizens voted to allow Liquor-By-The-Drink sales inside the city limits, in the hope of attracting major chain restaurants.

Nashville Superspeedway, a 1.33-mile (2.14 km) oval hosting NASCAR Busch Series, Craftsman Truck Series, and Indy Racing League events, is located in nearby Gladeville. In 2011 the track notified NASCAR that it would not seek sanctioned races for 2012,but remains available for Race Team Testing.


Mt. Juliet has three public parks:

Charlie Daniels Park (named in honor of the musician who makes his home in Mt. Juliet) is home to tennis courts, a large children's playground, the city's youth football fields, and the Mt. Juliet Community Center (a public meeting place and gymnasium). The city also recently[when?] constructed a bandshell at the park for the purpose of hosting musical festivals.
Sgt. Jerry Mundy Memorial Park (named in honor of a city police officer killed in the line of duty on July 9, 2003) features four softball fields, a soccer field, a frisbee golf course, and a smaller playground. Prior to 2003, this park was called "Millennium Sportsplex."
South Mt. Juliet City Park has a pavilion, sand volleyball court, children's play area, and nature trail in addition to Mt. Juliet's very own "Bark Park," a 3/4 acre fenced-in area allowing people and their dog playspace.
Three state parks are located within a 30-minute drive of the city:
Long Hunter State Park, 7 miles (11 km) to the south
Bicentennial Mall State Park, app. 18 miles (29 km) to the west in downtown Nashville
Cedars of Lebanon State Park, app. 20 miles (32 km) to the southeast

The privately owned little league park features more than a dozen baseball and softball fields.

Fishing and boating are popular pastimes in Mt. Juliet, resultant of the city's proximity to Percy Priest and Old Hickory Lakes.

Swimming is an up-and-coming sport in Mt. Juliet and West Wilson County. Two summer league teams exist: one at Langford Farms and the other at Willoughby Station.

City services

The City of Mt. Juliet operates a police department. Fire and ambulance service are provided by WEMA (the Wilson Emergency Management Agency - operated by county government). There is one fire/ambulance station within the city limits, with three other nearby stations serving city residents. Mt. Juliet has two police stations: the main office at City Hall in the center of town, the other (a much smaller branch office) near W.A. Wright Elementary School on the city's northwest side. In December 2008, the Mt. Juliet Police Department Animal Control Division opened a shelter on Industrial Drive.


Mt. Juliet High School hosts a student-run news program called BNN (Bear News Network) on Channel 9 each school day for a short period with club meetings and announcements and the station runs the rest of the time with school and community information in the form of a slide presentation. The audio on Channel 9 is provided by WPLN-FM, Nashville's NPR affiliate.

Mt. Juliet is currently served by two weekly newspapers, The Mt. Juliet News (50¢) and The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet (free), both published on Wednesdays. Mt. Juliet also falls within the circulation areas of daily newspapers The (Nashville) Tennessean and the Lebanon Democrat.

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