Welcome to the pretty little town of Athboy, the best place to base yourself for your staycation this year. Whether you are travelling with a young family, as a couple or a group of friends there is plenty to keep you occupied in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Here at the Lawrence Hotel we are happy to give you recommendations on the best places to visit, the best walks to explore and more. In the meantime we have drawn up our top 5 places in Athboy to for you to visit this summer.
Athboy Heritage Trail
Learn all about the history and heritage of our beautiful town on this short heritage trail. You will visit 13 points of interest and discover the rich tradition that makes the people of Athboy very proud of their past and present, and confident in their future. Download the brochure here.
Visit the Hill of Ward/ Tlachtga
The birthplace of Halloween. It is here that Samhain began. Samhain was said to mark the harvest and a time of transition, with feasting and celebration as the long winter nights approached. It incorporates aspects of Celtic Irish, Scottish and Welsh customs. Just a 15 minute walk from the hotel or a 5 minute drive. Learn all about our event Tlachtga Abhaile here.
Have a picnic in the Fairgreen
Once a sporting ground for the ancients, the fairgreen is now a beautiful public park only a 2 minute walk from the hotel. Enquire with us today and we can organise a picnic for you. Even better- why not book our Staycation Haven offer that includes a picnic.
Visit Causey Farm
Only a 7 minute drive from the hotel, Causey farm is the perfect day out for the little ones. This year they have their Ice-cream adventure back again. Why not check out our Family Staycation offer which includes tickets to Causey Farm.
Visit Killua Castle
Only a 10 minute drive from the hotel, Killua Castle opens its grounds to the public every Saturday morning at 10am. You can walk around the grounds of this famous building and learn all about the connection with Lawrence of Arabia.
Learn about all of our offers here. We look forward to welcoming you to Athboy, The Boyne Valley and Ireland’s Ancient East.