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Bettystown, Co. Meath

Bettystown (Irish: Baile an Bhiataigh) is a famous seaside resort with a fine, sandy stretch of beach - that hosts an annual horse racing meeting during the summer, it is the only official race on a beach in Europe - from Laytown to the mouth of the Boyne at Mornington. In recent years, with the huge increases in Dublin house prices, Bettystown has expanded to cater for large numbers of commuters to Dublin.

The eight century Tara Brooch, one of the best examples of the goldsmiths art in early Christian Ireland was discovered on the beach at Bettystown in 1850.

Leisure facilities in the Bettystown area include Funtasia, a family amusement park with a variety of attractions, a golf course and a dive centre offering a range of courses, trips to local dive sites and organised trips further afield. There is also a local links golfcourse known as "the Burrows."

Gardens

Beaulieu House & Gardens, Drogheda County Louth
Beaulieu House, Gardens and Car Museum
Drogheda, Co. Louth
Beaulieu is a very special place, remarkable for its age, its history, and the fact that the same family have lived in the house ever since it was completed in 1666. The enclosed garden dates from a few decades later may have been designed by the ...
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Golf

Beaverstown Golf Club - Donabate County Dublin Ireland
Beaverstown Golf Club
Donabate, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Parkland
Beaverstown Golf Club's unique design, laid out on 132 acres that includes 20 acres of mature apple trees, borders the shores of Rogerstown estuary and nature reserve. It makes the best use of these and its other natural features - six lakes an ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Tankardstown House & Cottages
Slane, Co. Meath
Tricia and and Brian Conroy’s magnificent Georgian country house with cottages is available to hire for an exclusive stay or to host a private house party (maximum sixty guests). Set in parkland near the charming village of Slane in Coun ...
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What's On

Portmarnock Market - Co Dublin - Sundays
Portmarnock Market - Sunday 10am-5pm

Portmarnock Golf and Country club, Portmarnock, Co Dublin

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Tourist Attractions

TouristAttractions
Battle of the Boyne
Drogheda, Co. Louth
The Battle of the Boyne between two rival claimants of the English, Scottish, and Irish thrones King William III and his father-in-law, King James II, was fought on 1 July 1690 (11 July according to our modern calendar). French dominance in Europ ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Beaulieu House, Gardens and Car Museum
Drogheda, Co. Louth
Situated on the banks of the River Boyne, downstream from the town of Drogheda, Beaulieu was one of the first unfortified houses built in Ireland. It was built in the Dutch style between 1660 and 1666 for Sir Henry Tichbourne, of whom the present ...
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