Local Amenities & Attractions

Glenboy Country Accommodation is 10 minutes walk from the market town of Oldcastle. Oldcastle has a range of shops, banks, churches, Post Office, laundry, restaurants, cafes & pubs, gym, taxis and bus service. A range of music can be found in the pubs at weekends. With it’s the weekly market in the Masonic hall, gaelic football at the weekend and annual events such as the Le Cheile Arts and Music Festival and Agricultural Show, Oldcastle has all the features of a typical rural Irish town where real people work and live.

Within five minutes drive of the accommodation you can choose from the Loughcrew megalithic cairns, on the highest point in Meath, woodland walks (ranging from 1 to 13 miles) in the 365 hectares of Beech plantation at Mullaghmeen forest or renowned fishing/boating lakes such as Lough Sheelin.
Glenboy is located adjacent to the lakeland districts of Meath, Westmeath and Cavan. Hundreds of lakes in beautiful rural surroundings are home to trout, bream, roach, rudd, hybrids, pike, tench, carp and perch. Oldcastle is ringed by renowned stillwater lakes such as Lene (with Blue Flag status) and Bane and Lough Sheelin famed for its mayfly fishing.

The county of Meath is a treasure trove of archeological and historical sites. In the Boyne Valley are Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth with their Neolithic tombs and monuments. The Hill of Tara was a centre of pagan workship from 2100 BC and seat of the High Kings of Ireland until the 11th Century. The Norman castle at Trim constructed by Hugh de Lacy in 1172 was visited by King John in 1610 and 400 years later by Mel Gibson for the filming of Braveheart. A short drive takes you sites such as Fore Abbey in County Westmeath with its 'seven wonders' or the the town of Kells famed for St. Columba's 6th monastery and the Book that bears its name now on display in Trinity College Dublin.
Reeds & Noggin by Steve Neale Knowth neolithic tombs Loughcrew megalithic cairns
Glenboy is also ideally situated for exploring heritage and nature landmarks on the Meath Heritage Trail, Boyne Valley Drive etc. Oldcastle is also situated on the Tain Trail. This trail is 365 mile drive and cycling route along the route taken in the epic tale of An Tain Bó Cuailgne (the Cattle Raid of Cooley) by armies of the legendary Queen Maeve of Connaught in their efforts to capture Ulster's famous Brown Bull of Cooley. A growing range of of award-winning restaurants complement traditional pubs that withstand the passage of time.
An information pack with full details and recommendations is provided on arrival or you may request assistance with advance bookings for specific activities.
Amenities and activities in the immediate vicinity include historical, archaeological and heritage sites such as Loughcrew cairns on the outskirts of Oldcastle,
The Hill of Tara, Brú na Boinne Vistor Centre, Newgrange and Knowth, and Trim Castle.  

Outdoor activities include woodland walks & cycling routes as well as sailing on Lough Ramor, Virginia and Lough Lene, Collinstown. With its many lakes the area is a fishing paradise.

A selection of golf courses include (Headfort, Crover and Virginia) while Irelands unique domestic sports organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association are a feature of every town and village. Leisure centre/swimming pool, include Navan Leisure centre, Kells and massage, reika and aromatherapy is offered by a range of practitioners in the area.

Theatre and arts includes the Navan Solstice Centre,
Mulllingar Arts Centre, Ramor Theatre Virginia.
Heritage and historical information is available from Kells Heritage Centre and
Cavan County Museum in Ballyjamesduff, while the area offers a range of gardens and historic buildings open to the public including, Loughcrew Gardens, Tullynally Castle and Belvedere House .
Horses are synonomous with Meath. A range of venues offer horse-riding including, lessons and racing. Race meetings include the Fairyhouse Irish Grand National horse-racing festival, Navan, Laytown strand races.
Festivals are a feature of the Irish summer, covering arts, music and heritage themes. As well as
Le Cheile, Oldcastle Arts and Music festival, festivals in the area include Witness festival, O’Carolan Harp Festival, Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival, Midlands Festival, Loughcrew Garden Opera as well as a range of traditional music festivals, etc.

County Cavan Tourism - http://www.cavantourism.com/html/activities/activity.asp

Information on events and visit locations along border with Northern Ireland (Newry & Mourne, Banbridge and Armagh in Northern Ireland and Louth and Monaghan) - http://www.borderlands-ireland.com/index.htm

Hotel Le Dune, Porto Pollo, Sardinia - http://www.hotelledune.it/inglese/ 


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