Local Area



Athboy


Athboy (Irish: Baile Átha Buí, meaning "Town of the Yellow Ford"), is a small agricultural town in County Meath in Ireland. It is located on the junction of the N51 and R154 roads. The town is located on the Yellow Ford River, in wooded country near the County Westmeath border.


Local transportation: Kevin McCormack Taxis, 086 251 6612




Places of Interest



Killua Castle


Killua Castle, and the nearby Raleigh Obelisk, are situated near Clonmellon, County Westmeath, Ireland. It is the historic home of T.E. Lawrence's Father.



Ballinlough castle


Home to the Body & Soul Music festival, Ballinlough Castle is a 17th-century country house situated near the rural town of Clonmellon in County Westmeath, Ireland on a hill overlooking two nearby lakes.



Ráth Chairn


Part of the Co Meath gaeltacht area established in 1935 which runs Irish language and cultural courses throughout the summer.



Causey Farm 


Causey Farm is a fun based venue for a variety of entertainment, tourism and educational programs. They provide interactive cultural experiences in a friendly atmosphere for Irish and international groups, as well as fantastic seasonal events for families and individuals.



Trim Castle


Trim Castle is the stuff movies are made of. It’s no wonder that the makers of the movie ‘Braveheart’ chose Trim in County Meath as the shooting location for their epic thriller. One look at Trim Castle’s stony outline against a dramatic Irish sky and storybook images of valiant warriors and timid monks spring to life.



Hill of Tara


It is the wealth of history and legend associated with Royal Tara as the ancient spiritual and political Capital of Ireland, and its central place in Irish History, which attracts ongoing, national and international interest. For here on this lonely hill, once stood a royal acropolis.



heritage trails


Meath, Ireland's Heritage Capital offers eight different heritage trails to ensure you don't miss any of Meath's fascinating ancient past and most recent history. 



Historic Houses


There are a number of historic houses open to the public within reach of the hotel. Please talk to the concierge for more information and to book tickets.



Golf


Boyne Valley offers quality and value to the visiting golfer and you will be assured of a warm Irish welcome wherever you go.



Hill of Ward


The Hill of Ward (Tlachtga) is a hill in Co Meath that in medieval times was the site of great festivals. This includes the lighting of winter fires at Samhain, the festival that evolved into Halloween.



Horseracing


Where else to go racing than in County Meath?  There is plenty of choice.  National Hunt and Flat racing is regularly held at Fairyhouse (home of the Irish Grand National) and Bellewstown (for over 300yrs). Navan Racecourse is one of the finest possible tests for National Hunt horses. Laytown is a unique event where the horses race on the beach.