Áine's Guidebook

Áine

Áine's Guidebook

Sightseeing
Beautiful little village only a few kms from the cottage. Has won numerous awards for tidy towns in Ireland. very quaint and pitcuresque with an old church and graveyard and a lovely scenic walk by the river. famous for it's steam threshing vintage festival held the second Sunday in August
Moynalty
Beautiful little village only a few kms from the cottage. Has won numerous awards for tidy towns in Ireland. very quaint and pitcuresque with an old church and graveyard and a lovely scenic walk by the river. famous for it's steam threshing vintage festival held the second Sunday in August
Beautiful spot if you feel up to a hike to see some stunning views of the surrounding countryside, less than 20 mins away
Lough an Leagh
Beautiful spot if you feel up to a hike to see some stunning views of the surrounding countryside, less than 20 mins away
Lovely forest with plenty walking or cycling options. Also beside Cabra Castle and the town of Kingscourt which is only a 15 min drive away with plenty of choice for food and beverages
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Dún na Rí Forest Park
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Lovely forest with plenty walking or cycling options. Also beside Cabra Castle and the town of Kingscourt which is only a 15 min drive away with plenty of choice for food and beverages
Brú Na Boinne (bend of the Boyne)is only 45 mins from the cottage. It is part of Irelands ancient East along the river Boyne which includes the Megalithic tombs of Knowth, Dowth & the world famous Newgrange. It is a beautiful scenic area with the historic town of Drogheda nearby
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Brú na Bóinne
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Brú Na Boinne (bend of the Boyne)is only 45 mins from the cottage. It is part of Irelands ancient East along the river Boyne which includes the Megalithic tombs of Knowth, Dowth & the world famous Newgrange. It is a beautiful scenic area with the historic town of Drogheda nearby
There is a reason County Meath is called 'The Royal county' and that's because it was the seat of the High Kings of Ireland. The Hill of Tara is where a King was decided upon and Crowned and this standing stone is the exact place it was done so long ago. Not only is it worth a visit for the wonderful history but it's a wonderful place to walk with some fabulous views
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Hill of Tara
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There is a reason County Meath is called 'The Royal county' and that's because it was the seat of the High Kings of Ireland. The Hill of Tara is where a King was decided upon and Crowned and this standing stone is the exact place it was done so long ago. Not only is it worth a visit for the wonderful history but it's a wonderful place to walk with some fabulous views
Apart from the beauty of this building it also holds a fascinating history old and more recent. Slane distillery is not to be missed. You can get a tour around with some great guides to give you a bit of the local history (ask for Gary tell him Áine sent you!) 😉 The Hill of Slane nearby also has a lot of history attached including the story of Saint Patrick. Slane village itself is gorgeous with lots of places to eat
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Slane Castle
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Apart from the beauty of this building it also holds a fascinating history old and more recent. Slane distillery is not to be missed. You can get a tour around with some great guides to give you a bit of the local history (ask for Gary tell him Áine sent you!) 😉 The Hill of Slane nearby also has a lot of history attached including the story of Saint Patrick. Slane village itself is gorgeous with lots of places to eat
The stunning Trim castle where the movie Braveheart was filmed. Nice big town with lots of history
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Trim Castle
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The stunning Trim castle where the movie Braveheart was filmed. Nice big town with lots of history
Probably my favourite place in the world apart from home! Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns (or more properly known as Sliabh na Cailleach/the Hag's chair )is over 5,000 years old as old if not pre-dating Newgrange. A magical place with a nice short walk up to the most spectacular views spanning 4 different counties. There is a lovely little thatched café & giftshop at the bottom
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Loughcrew Cairns
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Probably my favourite place in the world apart from home! Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns (or more properly known as Sliabh na Cailleach/the Hag's chair )is over 5,000 years old as old if not pre-dating Newgrange. A magical place with a nice short walk up to the most spectacular views spanning 4 different counties. There is a lovely little thatched café & giftshop at the bottom
The ultimate must see when you come to Ireland and we are only a 45 min drive away! One of the oldest man made structures in the world over 5,000 years old and beautifully preserved. 21st of June and 21st of December these amazing tombs capture the suns light and it travels through and illuminates the whole end chamber. Book in advance as tickets are limited
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Newgrange
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The ultimate must see when you come to Ireland and we are only a 45 min drive away! One of the oldest man made structures in the world over 5,000 years old and beautifully preserved. 21st of June and 21st of December these amazing tombs capture the suns light and it travels through and illuminates the whole end chamber. Book in advance as tickets are limited
Places to eat/take away options
Park Rí in Kells is a food hall with loads of options.. Supermacs, Papa John's, noodle bar, Cavery, speciality coffee, newsagents and Aldi is just across the road so very handy to pick up any extra bits you need especially as it's only 15 mins from the cottage! If you are looking for something a little more special 'The Cross Guns gastropub' is only a 20 min drive. It has a gorgeous menu/cocktail bar AND they offer our guests an exclusive 10% off for dining in or take away 😁 There are loads of other options in nearby Kells, Kingscourt, Navan etc don't hesitate to ask..
Only a few kms from the cottage this is a beautiful cosy Gastropub with great food and a great atmosphere. Ask for Dermot!
The Cross Guns Gastropub
Only a few kms from the cottage this is a beautiful cosy Gastropub with great food and a great atmosphere. Ask for Dermot!
Most famous for being the town where The book of Kells was discovered but has alot more to offer. Many historic sights and nice places to visit. Also great place to eat with an award winning Hotel 'The Headfort Arms' and nice little cafe's and shops
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Kells
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Most famous for being the town where The book of Kells was discovered but has alot more to offer. Many historic sights and nice places to visit. Also great place to eat with an award winning Hotel 'The Headfort Arms' and nice little cafe's and shops
Loads of nice place to either eat in or get take away. The Wishing well on the main street is one of our favourites and there's an Apache pizza and Peking Asian cuisine on the opposite side of the street!
Kingscourt
Loads of nice place to either eat in or get take away. The Wishing well on the main street is one of our favourites and there's an Apache pizza and Peking Asian cuisine on the opposite side of the street!