Location

Ballinlough Castle is one hour from both Dublin city and Dublin airport.

The castle is located on the N52 (Kells to Mullingar road) approximately 3 miles south of Clonmellon and 4 miles west of Athboy.

Excursions within 30 minutes

  • Causey Experience – the full Irish rural experience, includes brown bread making, milking a cow, turf cutting, ceili dancing, playing the bodhran (Irish drum), sugan rope making, hurling.
  • Horse riding can be arranged at a number of nearby centres, dependant on your requirements.
  • Golf at Headfort Golf Club (2 courses) and Knightsbrook Golf Resort.
  • Solstice Arts Centre, Navan and Mullingar Arts Centre– plays, concerts & exhibitions.
  • Loughcrew Cairns– 5000 year old passage tombs on top of the highest hills in Co. Meath.
  • Athboy Go-Cart track.

Excursions within 30 – 75 minutes

  • Newgrange – the most well-known ancient burial site in Ireland.
  • The Hill Of Tara – the ancient inauguration site of the High Kings of Ireland.
  • Fishing on the Great Lakes – can be arranged very easily with assistance from a guide or on local salmon/trout rivers.
  • Horse racing at Navan, Kilbeggan, Laytown, Punchestown, Leopardstown and The Curragh.
  • Golf at the former Ryder Cup venue K Club or world-famous Links course, Portmarnock.
  • Dublin City Centre.
  • Kildare Village Factory Outlet.

Also there are a number of private houses/gardens of significant interest which the owners can potentially arrange access to if required.

"Home from home - gracious living at its best in the heart of nature. God bless this wonderful family. May tradition continue."

Elizabeth Spicer, Navan, Ireland