Weddings in Meath, Conference Facilities in Meath, Conference Hotel Meath, Dining in Meath - category

By: Our Wedding  05/12/2011

Local Attractions

Horse Racing 
Please check with reception for details on local race meetings. You can contact any of the race courses for details.

The Curragh Race Course Kildare 44 Minutes
Ph:(045) 441442

Naas Racecourse Naas Co Kildare 33 Minutes
Ph:(045) 897391

Punchestown Racecourse Co Kildare 38 Minutes
Ph:(045) 897319

Fairy House Racecourse Meath 42 Minutes
Ph:(01) 8256051

Navan Racecourse Navan, Co Meath 33 Minutes
Ph:(046) 9021350

Kilbeggan Racecourse Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath 42 Minutes
Ph:(0506) 32176

Bellewstown Bellewstown, Co Meath 60 Minutes
Ph:(041) 9842111

Laytown Laytown, Co. Meath 60 Minutes
Ph:(041) 9823425

Local Heritage Sites

Belvedere House Gardens - Mullingar (30 Minutes Drive)

This magnificent early 18

Tyrellpass Castle & Restaurant - Tyrellspass

Ballindoolin House & Gardens

th Century stately home of Robert Rochford, Earl of Belvedere stands on 160 acres of parkland on the shores of Lough Ennell.

15 th Century Tower house, resident if the Tyrell`s, Cousins of William the conqueror approx.45 minutes drive)

Enjoy the slow pace of life in this 19

Trim Castle and Heritage Centre

th Century Georgian Country House with a classical beauty of the recently restores walled kitchen garden featuring a rich display of flowers, shrubs and fruit trees.

The finest Norman castle in Ireland by built by Sir Hugh De Lacy in 1173.It has been modified since completed in the 13th century.

Maynooth College & Gardens – National College of Ireland

Founded in 1795 by Act of Grattans Parliament.

Leixlip Castle

The Castle dates from 1711. Around tower was added onto the square keep in the 14th century with further renovations completed in the 18th century.

Castletown House

Built in 1722 by William Connolly. Considered to be one of Irelands finest Historic Houses. Located in Celbridge, the most significant Palladian style country house in Ireland.

NewGrange Co Meath

Bru Na Boinne ancient tomb graves open all year around 50 minutes away. This centre is designed to present the archaeological heritage of the Boyne Valley, which includes the megalithic passage tombs of Newgrange and Knowth. There is no direct access to either of these monuments and access is by guided tour only.

King John`s Castle

Located in Trim, the “Power and the Glory” exhibition brings to reality the lifestyle of Norman times. King John`s Castle, built in 1220, is the largest and best preserved Norman castle in Ireland and was used as a location for the award winning film Braveheart.

Hill of Tara

Located in Trim it is embraced as the spiritual capital of Ireland, roots of Irish legend and folklore are entrenched in mystical domain of Tara. It was the Hill of Tara that the Ard Ri or High King was crowned, hence its title as the Seat of the High Kings of Ireland.

Carbury Castle

They were originally a Norman family from England who came over with Strongbow. In the 15th century it was taken by the native Irish and in 1562 it was granted to the Colley Family. They were the ancestors of the Dukes of Wellington.

Arthur Pomeroy, who later became Lord Haberton, obtained the lands of Newberry through marriage to Mary Colley in 1747. The Colley family were at this time living in Carbury Castle. It appears that the castle was abandoned in the late 1700s.

The Castle of Carbury is an interesting ruin, which is situated on the summit of a hill. Conflicting histories exist regarding the history of this castle. It was probably built in the 14th Century by the de Bermingham family who owned extensive lads on the Kildare/Offaly border. The Castle dates from 1711. Around tower was added onto the square keep in the 14th

Mondello Park Performance Driving Centre 30 Minutes
Ph:(045) 860200

The Royal Canal, Cruising, Fishing, Cycling, Walking

Japanese Gardens Kildare & St Fiachra`s Gardens
Ph:(045) 521617

National Stud Farm Kildare

Parachuting Kildare

Fort Lucan, Fun Adventure Park for all the family
Lucan, Co. Dublin