It’s a time when weddings need to be celebrated more than ever. Whether they are for 5 people or 50- there’s always time for love. Speaking of love- we were delighted when Sinead and Paul shared their wedding story with us.
Our top spots to play golf this Autumn The Royal County has always been well known for its golf courses and now more than ever people want to get out in the fresh air and play one of these courses. There are 15 GUI affiliated golf courses in Co Meath, making it the perfect destination for a midweek or weekend golf break.
The majority of us will be holidaying at home this year and where better to spend your staycation than Co Meath. The county is full of historical sites, activities for all ages and plenty of wide-open spaces. We have put together a list of walks for you to enjoy on your next visit.
It has been a busy week for hotels reopening all around the country and ensuring the health and safety of their staff and guests has been a priority. Fáilte Ireland has issued sector specific guidelines for tourism and hospitality businesses to guide them in how best to meet the Government's public health advice. Businesses were then given the opportunity to apply for the Covid-19 Safety Charter, where all employees undertake a specific training course to ensure health and safety within their business.
We are all hoping and praying that we can all get away this summer for a family staycation once its safe to do so. The endless days of sunshine at the moment are encouraging everyone to make plans for a few trips to keep the kids entertained and to spend some time as a family outside of the home. This year we are delighted to have amazing family packages that will suit everyone’s needs- rain or shine!
Trim and Navan are set for a €2M boost to their local economy. The Irish National Darts Organisation and the Cusack Hotel Group have signed a significant three-year deal. Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort in Trim has announced that it has signed contracts with the INDO which will see up to 10,000 Dart Competitors travel to the Resort for the 2021,2022 and 2023 for the National Darts Championships. Knightsbrook Resort will host the Main Inter Counties Championships in February and B Inter Counties Championship in April each year. Hotel General Manager, Patrick Curran announced this will be a tremendous boost to Cusack Hotels and the wider Meath economy to have these prestigious dart events come to our county. Sister Property, Newgrange Hotel in Navan have also secured the Youth’s Inter Counties Darts Championships in March during the same three years.
Last Saturday, the 15th of June, 10 baking finalists descended on the Ardboyne Hotel for the last round of the inaugural Great Boyne Valley Bake off. Almost 50 people had entered the competition back in April and their task was simple. Bake something delicious using ingredients and products sourced in the Boyne Valley. To help them along the way all entrants had to use Martry Mill Wholemeal flour in their bake.
Our top ten destinations in Meath for all the family this Summer The days have gotten longer and the weather is starting to improve so there is not better time to start your bucket list for the summer. The Boyne Valley is full of history, beautiful walks, some of Irelands best hotels and lots of activities for the family.
This April the judging kicks off at the inaugural Great Boyne Valley Bake off in the Ardboyne Hotel. Taking its lead from the ever popular TV show, the Great Boyne Valley Bake off will celebrate Boyne Valley produce. Martry Mill are teaming up with the Ardboyne Hotel for this event, which is featured in the Boyne Valley Food Series.
2019 has arrived and with it, another year of new wedding trends. The Wedding industry is one of the biggest in Ireland and so suppliers and venues are working hard all the time to keep up with all the new trends out there. None more so than the Cusack Hotel group and the Ardboyne Hotel.
This year is the 10th year of the Spirits of Meath festival in the Boyne Valley. A celebration around the birthplace of Halloween and our rich local history. Samhain, the ancient Celtic Festival that we call Halloween, originated here in the Boyne Valley more than 3,000 years ago. Samhain marks the end of the old Celtic Year and the beginning of the New Year. The Celts believed that this was a time of transition, when the veil between our world and the next came down, and the spirits of all who had died since the last Oíche Shamhna (Night of Samhain) moved on to the next life.
On Friday night the 23rd of November, the Newgrange Hotel played host to the 2018 Meath Business and Tourism awards. These prestigious awards are organised every year in association with the Meath Chronicle and all entrants must go through a rigorous judging system to make it to the finals.
There is nothing like a good wedding at Christmas time. All the family are home, people love dressing up and there is just something very romantic about this time of year. If you are wondering whether to go for a Christmas Wedding vs an Autumn or Summer one- Christmas Weddings will always be our choice. Here is the top 5 trends at the moment for Christmas 2018/19.
The Boyne Valley is one of those destinations in Ireland that has something for everyone. History, culture, beautiful lakes and rivers and plenty to do and see with the family too. Here are our top 5 reasons to visit the Boyne Valley this summer with the kids.
Planning a wedding these days is no walk in the park. Once you’re engaged you need to decide on the date, start looking for a venue, register your intent to marry and then start making a list of all the other jobs that need to be done. Book a band, book your church or celebrant, book hair and make-up etc- the list is long. To take some of the hassle out of this very long list some hotels offer all inclusive packages.
Last Wednesday the 22nd of August the finalists were announced for the Hotel and Catering review Gold Medal awards. Now in their 30th year the awards are recognised as the leading independent awards programme for the hospitality industry. For the first time, The Ardboyne Hotel in Navan are delighted to have been announced as a finalist for the award of Best Three Star Hotel in Ireland.
For years now the Ardboyne Hotel in Navan, Co Meath has been welcoming couples from all around Ireland to celebrate their big day. The management and staff in the hotel are well aware of the importance of each and every wedding in the hotel and how special the day is for all of their wedding couples. This September they will be inviting and treating any newly engaged couple or couples looking for a venue for their big day, to attend their wedding open day hosted by award winning wedding blogger- Sara Kennedy.
Taste the Boyne Valley at the Ardboyne Hotel The Boyne Valley is an area steeped in history and tradition in Irelands Ancient East. The region also has some amazing food producers of artisan products like cheese, oil, preserves, whiskey, cider and beer to name just a few.
The Ardboyne Hotel Introduce- Wine and Dine Friday. Last October the Ardboyne Hotel launched their new gastro style Bar and Restaurant menu for the Kells Bar and Hugo’s Restaurant. The new food and drinks menu has gone down an absolute treat with guests and locals alike, so much so that the hotel has decided to offer a new wine and dine offering to compliment both.
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.
Can you believe, St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner? As a visitor to Navan, County Meath, you’ll want to know about the fun, family events lined up for the holiday weekend, where locals and tourist alike will be celebrating this uniquely Irish holiday with good food, music, parades, dance – and a whole lot of green (of course)!
Good news: schools are out for a good two weeks at the end of March for the Easter break! It’s an excellent time to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to enjoy some quality time with friends and family. We’ve teamed up with Tayto Park and the Rathbeggan Lakes Family Adventure Park to offer some great Easter hotel deals over this time.
If you’re a Netflix subscriber, you may have already seen the reality TV series, Cheapest Weddings. As its name would suggest, each episode in the Australian-based series documents two or three engaged couples trying to pull off their dream weddings on shoe-string budgets.We can learn a lot from these tenacious couples when it comes to planning a memorable occasion ‘on the cheap’? Here are our top four lessons...
Brides and wedding planners gearing up for a December wedding may feel tempted to choose a predominantly white, red, gold and green colour scheme to reflect the festive season. Think fake snow, ice sculptures, spray painted pine cones and sprigs of holly for table decorations, and barmen and waitrons dressed to look like Santa’s little helpers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.