Places of Interest to Visit and Things to Do in Dunshaughlin, Meath & Dublin



The village of Dunshaughlin is 2kms from Dunshaughlin Self Catering Cottages.  The village is well served with a Supermarket and most types of food, wine and vegetable shops.  There are Banks in the village as well as a Post Office, Pharmacies, Hairdressers, Boutiques, Restaurants, and Pubs. 

There are several choices of Beauty Therapists in Dunshaughlin Village and a Holistic Centre as well.

There is entertainment in the Pubs at weekends and Traditional Irish Music some nights during the week.

Buses from Dunshaughlin to Dublin depart regularly see  Dunshaughlin Bus is '109' and the Bus from the Airport to Dunshaughlin is 109A.

History, Culture & Archaeology 

Dunshauglin Self Catering Cottages are an excellent base for touring The Boyne Valley, Dublin City and environs and Counties Wicklow and Kildare.  County Meath is one of the most historic regions in Ireland.  It contains many ancient monuments including the great Neolithic passage tombs of the Boyne at Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth, and Loughcrew.  The early Christian site at the Hill of Slane are all less than 30 minutes away. 

The Hill of Tara is approximately 6kms from the cottages.  The lovely market town of Trim is less than 20 minutes away where you can visit the Anglo-Norman St John’s Castle and other medieval churches and tower-houses. 

Gardens to Visit

Enjoy visiting Grove Gardens in Kells,  Larchhill Arcadian Gardens, Kilcock; Loughcrew Gardens Oldcastle.

Castles and Gardens to Visit

Dunsany Castle, Beauparc House, St John's Castle Trim, Slane Castle, Ballinlough Castle.

Golfing in Meath

There are many golf courses nearby and the cottages overlook Black Bush 27 hole golf course.  Ashbourne, Royal Tara, Trim, Navan and Headfort are within 30 minutes drive.  Tee times can be arranged.

The 2011 home of The Ladies Soldheim Cup, Kileen Castle Golf Club is 6 kms from the cottages.

Pitch and Putt is available at Dunshaughlin, Rathfeigh or Ratoath.


Outdoor Activities

Take a Forest Walk at Dalgan Park, Kingscourt or Donadea.  

Indoor Swimming Pools at Coolmine, Trim and Navan.  The National Aquatic Centre is situated just off the M3 at Blanchardstown, and a there is a beautiful Beach at Bettystown (south of Drogheda).


Fun Parks for young and old at Rathbeggan Lakes Dunshaughlin and Tayto Farm Park, Ashbourne. 

Play Park in Dunshaughlin Village just behind the supermarket.

Dublin Zoo is a great day out for all the family, situated in Dublin's Phoenix Park.


Horse Racing in Meath & Kildare

Horse Racing at Fairyhouse, Navan, Bellewstown, Laytown – all in County Meath.  The tracks at Punchestown, the Curragh and Naas are less than 1 hour away. 

Tattersalls Horse Sales

Tattersalls Horse Sales Complex is 5 minutes away by car.  In 1766 Richard Tattersall founded the world’s first bloodstock auction house.  Today Tattersalls is an international firm offering thousands of horses each year at many sales in Newmarket in Britain and at Fairyhouse in Ireland.  The Company is renowned for selling top class National Hunt horses in which it continues to lead the field.  Our cottages are conveniently located to Tattersalls Sales Complex where several sales are held throughout the year including the famous Derby Sale which takes place at the end of June.  Short stays are available at Dunshaughlin Self Catering Cottages to accommodate people attending the sales.  Breakfast can be provided, enquire directly to or phone Kathryn on 086 381 4 391.

Eventing Ireland Three Day Eventing

Eventing Ireland host Three Day International Horse Trails at Tattersalls Farm in May/June. For Bookings at Dunshaughlin Self Catering Cottages contact Kathryn at 086 381 4 391. Stabling can be provided for horses at Gaulstown Farm if required, when available.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding is available at Pelletttsown Riding Centre and Royal Meath Equestrian Centre – both close by.  Bookings can be made through Dunshaughlin Self Catering Cottages.



Solstice Arts Theatre Navan

Ratoath Community Theatre

 Gaulstown House, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath +353  1 8 259 147 


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