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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

Ardgillan Castle - Balbriggan County Dublin IReland
Ardgillan Castle & Demesne
Skerries, Co. Dublin
Corrupted from the Irish Ard Choill (high wood), Ardgillan was aptly named until the Rev Robert Tayleur paid labourers a penny a day to clear the land for his new home in 1737. The estate, with its Gothicised house situated in a 200 acre park abo ...
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Golf

Forest Little Golf Club - Swords County Dublin Ireland
Forest Little Golf Club
Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Parkland
Forest Little Golf Club is a par 72 18 hole championship standard parkland golf course designed by Fred Hawtree. The gentle rolling terrain with majestic trees provides a stern and fair test to all levels of golfers and measures 6,500 yards from ...
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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

Tayto Park - Ashbourne County Meath ireland
Tayto Park
Ashbourne, Co. Meath
Tayto Park is a recent addition to Ireland's family-based activity parks and provides an excellent day out for all the family. It covers 55 acres and has over 100 attractions that have been created with all ages of children in mind. There is ...
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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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