It’s easy to plan epic family holidays in Meath

The October mid-term holidays are coming up – just in time for Halloween! – which may leave many parents scratching their heads about what to do with the kids over this five-day school break. The good news is that planning memorable family holidays in Meath is an absolute breeze thanks to all the family entertainment activities on offer throughout the County. The following are a couple of ideas to get you started with your holiday plans.

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Ardboyne's Gastro-Style Menu Launch

On the 05th October 2017, the Ardboyne Hotel, on the Dublin road in Navan, hosted an evening of new food, wines and cocktails in Hugo’s Restaurant. On the night, guests were treated to the beautiful sounds of Darren McIlhenny, enjoyed a sample of cocktails and wines from the new drinks menu, and savoured the amazing food on offer.

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What's a good family hotel in Ireland?

Ireland is well known for having many historical sites as well as a stunning countryside, which are things that even a child can enjoy and learn a great deal from. The country also offers a great deal of activities which make it a prime family vacation destination. The Ardboyne Hotel in Co. Meath offers close proximity to a vast array of family orientated holiday options which are bound to give you the memorable vacation that your family deserves.

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Famous Irish Heroes in History

From pirate queens who took on rival ships at sea, to the men and gods that helped them, we love to hear the tales of local legends and famous Irish heroes who have, over the centuries, left their mark on the imaginations of Irish children and adults alike.

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Learn the Local Slang

If you've already booked a luxury room at one of the premier hotels in Meath and are looking for a taste of local culture, cuisine and hospitality, there are a multitude of places to visit in and around the area. In addition to the ancient historical sites that inspire wonder in travellers all year round, there is also a colourful local atmosphere that one can only truly understand if they've been immersed in it. To prepare you before you visit, here's a look at some of the local slang you might encounter while touring. Taken from www.slang.ie with Meath selected as the county of choice, some of the phrases that were most popular include:

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Ancient History and Folklore of County Meath

Irish ancient history and folklore run deep in County Meath. Casually known as the Royal County because of its association with the High Kings of Ireland, Meath is a fascinating place to visit. With over 5000 years of history, you can truly experience this magical country through ancient sites, local storytelling and folklore that’s been passed down the generations.

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An Authentic Irish Wedding

Traditional Irish weddings are characterised by warmth and beauty, camaraderie and good cheer. This enchanting culture enables the inclusion of romantic Gaelic touches in the special event, without compromising on any modern comforts. An Irish wedding is a joyous occasion for the happy couple, and there are many different traditional elements for the bride and groom to include in their nuptials. By renting a venue in the historic county of Meath, you’ll set the scene for age-old ceremonial customs such as ‘handfasting’ or locking the church door.

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Ardboyne Funtasia Waterpark

The Funtasia Waterpark is an awesome location for family entertainment and wholesome fun. This excitement centre is short drive through the Irish countryside, located in the city of Drogheda. Its proximity makes it the perfect place for guests of the Ardboyne hotel looking for some all-ages enjoyment Visitors to this theme park can expect attractions such as: • Splash pools • Indoor activities • Restaurants and a Casino Funtasia’s main attraction is the Pirate’s Cove which has multiple interactive games and surprises for the kids.

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5 Tips to Getting the Best Value out of the Festive Season

The time we all enjoy is fast approaching. Yes, folks, the festive season is almost upon us and there is nothing better than having so much to look forward to. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of tips so you can enjoy the festivities the way they should be celebrated.

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Eating Out in Navan

Navan is the largest town in historic County Meath, and features a number of world-class restaurants. With a charming mix of modern and traditional buildings, and a close proximity to Dublin, it’s a fascinating and cosmopolitan place to explore.

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Ireland's Ancient East

WHERE IT ALL BEGINS... ... is right here, in this lush green landscape. Over 5,000 years of history lie buried within the verdant meadows, bustling towns and rugged stone monuments of Ireland's Ancient East. Each landmark has its stories to tell, as indeed do the locals, who delight in telling tales that are rich in famous battles and magic rituals.

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Cusack Times Edition 28 - Jan - March 2017

We are delighted to bring you the newest edition of The Cusack Times

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Ireland as a Destination Wedding

People often want to go somewhere foreign and interesting for their wedding, and create new memories as they start the next chapter of their lives. Famous for its otherworldly beauty and sweeping vistas, Ireland has long been a favourite option for those who’re after a destination wedding. From the picturesque churches to the friendly folk, this country makes an unforgettable setting for nuptial celebrations.

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Ancient Sites in Meath

The historical sites in Meath offer a glimpse into a past life, where kings and queens resided in castles, epic battles raged and took the lives of thousands. The cobbled streets, many of which have been refurbished now, were more than just a pretty feature but rather the foundation for street markets, carts and noblemen and women riding horses.

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Four reasons to visit Meath

Meath is one of the most desirable destination spots in Ireland for a variety of reasons. Not only will you find luxury hotel accommodation and a myriad of bustling tourist spots to marvel at, but the landscape, local history and vibrant culture will ensure you have a holiday to remember.

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Cusack Times Edition 30 July - Sept 2017

See the newest edition of our Cusack Times

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Celebrate the arts in May

Thanks to the Bealtaine Festival, May is a month of sublime creativity. If that interests you we suggest finding hotel accommodation in Meath soon, so you can be part of the day to day celebrations which will run throughout the month.

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Get Married in Meath

Happy couples from around the globe have been privileged to have their weddings in Meath. This area of Ireland is an exceptional and unique setting that’s not to be overlooked. The rolling green hills and rivers, coupled with a rich history that’s prevalent in the towers, castles and buildings here, offers a spectacular landscape and setting, that’s sure to impress.

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Ardboyne Hotel Spring Wedding Fair

The Ardboyne Hotel is hosting its Spring Wedding Fair Sunday 25th March from 2pm – 5pm throughout the hotel. This event promises to be one of the top Wedding Fairs with an opportunity to speak with a variety of wedding suppliers from the local area. The Ardboyne Hotel Management team will also be on hand to show you around this amazing venue giving you their fantastic wedding offers available at the moment.

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Conference Venues in Ireland

Ireland has an astounding variety of conference venues, ranging from sloping auditoriums to formal meeting rooms. Whether you opt for the hustle and bustle of Dublin, or the relaxed ambiance of nearby Meath, the spirit of hospitality and community is in the air. By choosing correctly, you can elevate a simple business event into a memorable, productive occasion.

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What are the local tourist attractions in Meath?

Taking some time off to enjoy a lovely holiday in Meath gets you that much closer to experiencing all that this county has to offer. Ardboyne Hotel has gathered all the information you need to know about the tourist attractions that you can visit while enjoying your stay with us in Meath. With our impeccable services and accommodation, your holiday in Meath will be that much more pleasurable and memorable.

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Do I need a special driving permit when driving in Ireland?

The answer to this question rests on which country you are from. Ireland recognises both North American and Canadian driving permits or licenses. This means that, if you are from either one of these two countries and / or hold an officially issued driver’s permit, you can operate a vehicle on Ireland’s roads. Those who do not hold a North American or Canadian issued driver’s permit would need an internationally recognised permit that certifies them as a competent driver.

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Meath Cultural Heritage Site

There are a wellspring of things to do in Meath, Ireland, as it is arguably the cultural capital of the country and features an array of heritage sites including, castles, monuments, cultural sites and detailed information on the old family trees. Recent information from Kentucky has shown that many American travellers intent on taking a trip to Ireland also intend to make a stop in Meath and the Boyne Valley.

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Green Tourism, and NOT just for St. Patrick's Day!

Green tourism is no longer just designed for a back pack and a tent in the wild, there are plenty of ways to be green in any of Meath’s Hotel Accommodationoptions. Should you choose to visit Ardboyne Hotel, we are more than happy to cater for guests looking to have a greener stay.

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Bon Jovi and Irish Acts Ready, Set and Going to Entertain

With Bon Jovi and supporting Irish acts taking the stage on 15 June 2013, the county of Meath in Ireland is in for a session of entertainment that will cement some exceptional memories for much time to come. Bon Jovi have enjoyed popularity for almost three decades, starting with their debut album release in 1984. Worldwide hits include songs like Livin’ on a Prayer, You Give Love a Bad Name, Bed of Roses and It’s My Life, amongst numerous others.

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Pick the Perfect Wedding Dress

You said yes or perhaps you were the one to propose. Either way, the start of your marriage is quickly approaching, and you can finally begin planning one of the most momentous events of your life. Apart from selecting a church, wedding décor and hotel venue, finding the ideal frock in which to say I do is often the biggest challenge. To help your search, we’ve compiled a few top tips for buying a gorgeous gown that suits your needs best.

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The Perfect Wedding Venue Checklist

Now that you’re engaged, there’s a certain amount of pressure on you and your fiancé to set a date and find the best place to have the ceremony. That’s why you should assemble your perfect wedding venue checklist. This will help you to decide on what you need in terms of décor, theme and menu. We recommend this handy checklist to help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

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What hotel in Meath is good for weddings?

It’s often said by brides-to-be that they want more than anything for their wedding day to be “perfect”, and there are a few venues out there that have established themselves as experts in accomplishing this feat. It can be really tough to make a final decision regarding which hotel you’ll choose to host the most important day of your life, but one thing that makes it easier is knowing that the establishment you select has a proven track record for delivering on every aspect of a successful wedding.

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