County Meath Castle

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Sleeps: 14 - 17 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Chateaux & Castles Quirky
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed Wheelchair Access

County Meath Castle holds a wonderful location, set in a tranquil position just an hour from Dublin on the shores of Lough Sheelin. The 500 year old Norman Keep makes a truly unique setting for your holiday and a wonderful base from which to explore beautiful County Meath.

The Castle was commenced in 1533 by Richard Nugent, the 12th Baron of Delvin and was completed in 1537. It is said by many to be one of the most haunted places in Ireland, haunted by Nugent's daughter Sabina, who fell in love with a handsome young man named Orwin, son of an O'Reilly chieftain. The two families were foes and knowing their love would be forbidden, they eloped together and boarded a boat by the shore, sadly however, a storm took them by surprise. Orwin did not survive and the heartbroken Sabina retreated to her tower bedroom, never to leave again. Sabina is said to haunt the castle's walls to this very day, still searching for her true love.

The Castle can comfortably accommodate up to fifteen guests, across six well appointed bedrooms, three of which are situated on the ground floor making them ideal for guests who struggle with any mobility problems. The remaining three bedrooms are set in the tower and accessed via the traditional spiral staircase. On the first floor, a four poster double room, and the second floor, a twin room, each of which boasting their own en-suite bathrooms. On the third and final floor, is Sabina's room which features an antique half tester bed, en-suite bathroom and boasts wonderful views across Lough Sheelin and the surrounding countrysi

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What you should know…

  • The tower room has 65 narrow steps
  • The castle is in a very rural location and so a car will be needed in order to reach nearby amenities

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Wheelchair Access Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Waterfront

Ground Floor
- Master bedroom with 5' four poster bed, additional single bed and en-suite bathroom (an ideal room for those in a wheelchair)
- "Green Room" with 5' four poster bed and additional single day bed- "Yellow Room" with 4'6 small double bed
- Family bathroom

First Floor
- "O'Reilly Room" with 5' four poster bed and en-suite shower room

Second Floor
- "Baron's Room" with twin single beds and en-suite shower room

Third Floor
- "Sabina's Room" with antique 5' half tester bed and en-suite shower room
- "Wizard's Room" with double bed and LED lighting (set just beneath Sabina's bedroom it makes a fun room for young children!)

New Extension
- Large open-plan living & dining area with terrace access
- "Bishops Suite" with 6ft four-poster canopy bed and luxury en-suite bathroom with Victorian slipper bath

Exterior Grounds
- Gardens

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- TV
- Iron & board
- Hairdryers
- Parking

Location

About the surrounding area of County Meath Castle
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The castle is located truly in the heart of Ireland, with an hour and a half drive to Dublin. It is less than an hour's drive from Northern Ireland or the preeminent Irish heritage sites of Newgrange, Trim, the Hill of Tara or the River Shannon. There are plenty of things to keep the visitor for three or four engaging days touring in the area, enjoying many popular and preeminent sites in Ireland.

Wild Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Salmon, Pike, Perch, Bream, Roach and Eel are only some of the most prominent species of fish available to anglers in this area. The extensive waterways such as the River Shannon, River Inny, Gowna Lakes and Lough Sheelin provide many a fine opportunity for some coarse and game fishing. This is an angler's paradise blessed with a multitude of rivers and lakes. Guests to the Castle can pursue the native Brown Trout or go coarse fishing at their doorstep at Lough Sheelin. There are many other small inland lakes in the area, excellent for fishing. However, Lough Sheelin provides the most beautiful setting possible. Visitors can hire a boat.

Why not relax and listen to the rare corncrake on the water meadows of the Shannon near the monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise, or take a walk through the forests at adjacent Mullaghmeen. Visit one of the many local bogs and shore areas teeming with an abundance of bird life, or travel the country roads looking for Irelands avi-fauna.

The Shannon-Erne Waterway is the leading waterway in Ireland. Cruising on the River Shannon and the Grand Canal is an ideal way to experience the Irish countryside. The Castle is ideally located to serve as base for cruising-day trips on the area's waterways.

The scenery around the Shannon and the Loughs in the area is a beautiful accompaniment. The roads are not busy and amenity areas are a regular occurrence for all travelers. The Lough Sheelin Region has a particular attraction for the cyclist in light of the fact that the dedicated cycling route from Killala in Co. Mayo to Ballinamuck in Longford is now open.

Learning to fly or enjoying a fly-over of the area can be arranged through Oliver's VIP Concierge Team. The nearest airport is in Abbeyshrule.

Ireland is the home of Golf! Numerous excellent 18 hole parkland and link courses are situated in this region, providing a challenge to golfers of all levels with a multitude of championship courses to choose from. The nearest course is across the lake at Crover House.

Racing "the dogs" is an Irish tradition, a popular spectator sport where the thrill of the race ensures a thoroughly enjoyable night out. Greyhound Race tracks with frequent races are found in nearby Mullingar and Longord.

Co. Meath contains four horse racing tracks which hold numerous events during the year. Point to Point local meetings are very popular among local horse racing followers in the area. Horse racing at Kilbeggan is an action packed spectator sport and on racing nights the quiet midland town is transformed into a festival.

There are a couple of equestrian centres found in the vicinity offering riding and trekking over farmland, mountain and forest trails. This region offers a horse riding experience to suit both beginners and more experienced riders. The beautiful terrain of this region makes it a very suitable horse riding area. For pony trekking, cross country and showjumping, arrangements can be made at nearby Ross House. The Equestrian Centre will meet all your needs on the horse front. They offer pony trekking, riding lessons, cross country outings or showjumping. It is possible to stable horses there if required.

Lough Sheelin offers opportunities for sailing enthusiasts. Dromineer and Garrykennedy on the River Shannon are ideally suited for those who sail for fun or in competition. Sailing courses are available in some areas.

The Irish Midlands offer an abundance of hiking opportunities: Why not try the Boyne Way, Navan to Slane, or the walking trails around Loughcrew Hills. The Cavan Way offers excellent opportunities for the walker, as do the many unmarked trails and side roads. Mullaghmeen, an extensive forest park only a short distance from the Castle, is the most well known in this area. With its splendid beauty, it is a delight for all walkers and nature enthusiasts.

Some water sports can be carried out on Lough Sheelin in the summer. Opportunities also exist at other lakes in the area, some of which are specialized for certain activities such as sailing or canoeing.

Some more urban activities and entertainment such as bowling, carting, cinemas or pools can be found in the larger towns of Cavan, Longford, Navan or Mullingar, which are all within a 30 – 45 minute drive.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Dublin

(91-100 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Dublin

(91-100 km)

Nearest Village Mountnugent

(5 km)

Nearest Town/City Oldcastle

(12 km)

Nearest Restaurant Oldcastle

(12 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Mountnugent

(5 km)

Nearest Beach Dublin

(91-100 km)

Nearest Golf Crover House Hotel

(10 km)

Region

Welcome to the magical realm of County Meath, where our luxurious Oliver’s Travels property is strategically positioned to let you dive headfirst into the wonders of this amazing county. County Meath, nestled in the arms of the province of Leinster, is like a treasure chest bursting with history, sprinkled with charming towns and villages and bedazzled with a wonderful array of attractions and landmarks. It is the kind of place that makes you want to don a medieval cloak and embark on a quest!

Right at the beating heart of County Meath is the enchanting town of Trim. Trim Castle is a colossal Anglo-Norman castle, standing tall and proud, daring you to explore its secrets. Tales of knights and epic battles echo through its well-preserved walls, paying homage to the county's rich heritage. Just a stone's throw away is Trim Cathedral, a mystical place where intricate architecture whispers tales of the religious history that embraced the area.

The ancient wonder that is Newgrange is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a prehistoric marvel that predates the pyramids of Egypt. Ireland's original architects flexed their knowledge of astronomy and engineering, putting on a show that attracts visitors from all corners of the globe, especially during the winter solstice when the inner chamber lights up like a cosmic disco. Nature and history dance hand in hand at the Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland. The panoramic views are like a grand feast for the eyes and the Lia Fáil, or Stone of Destiny, is the VIP guest that roars when touched by the true king. County Meath's natural beauty is a playground waiting to be explored. The Boyne Valley offers scenic walks and cycling routes and the Loughcrew Cairns, those ancient passage tombs, are a mystical backdrop for your hiking adventures. The Boyne Greenway is like a secret garden inviting cyclists to pedal through the lush countryside along the riverbanks.

Navan, with its lively atmosphere, invites you to a party of contemporary shops, traditional pubs and historical landmarks. Kells, famous for the Book of Kells, is like a time capsule to medieval times while the charming village of Slane is where the River Boyne adds a touch of romance to the fame of Slane Castle and its storybook surroundings.

County Meath is a destination that caters to every fancy. Whether you are on a quest for ancient sites, fancy a leisurely stroll through charming towns or just want to bask in the natural beauty of the countryside, you will be captivated by the richness and variety that this Irish gem has in store for you!

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

County Meath Castle makes a fantastic place to stay for families travelling with children, who are bound to love the novelty of staying in a Castle! The new fantasy bedroom complete with LED lights makes a fun room for children.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Waterfront

Extras

Additional catering is available on request as follows:
- Cooked breakfast €20 p/p
- Continental breakfast £20 p/p
- 3 Course Dinner - includes Starter, Main Course, Dessert and Tea or Coffee for €60p/p. Children under 8 years of age for €25p/p.
Please note that these prices are just a guide and therefore subject to change.

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1000 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time By appointment only.
Departure time 12.00
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? No pets allowed
Changeover day Any day of the week.
End of stay cleaning included? Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people: For every additional guest up to 17, it will cost an additional £109 per person per night.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 £3,473 £5,209 £6,946 £8,682 £10,939
Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - £6,511 £8,247 £11,395
Jan 3rd 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 £3,473 £5,209 £6,946 £8,682 £10,939
Dec 15th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 - - £6,511 £8,247 £11,395

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people: For every additional guest up to 17, it will cost an additional €119 per person per night.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 €3,823 €5,734 €7,645 €9,556 €12,040
Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - €7,167 €9,078 €12,542
Jan 3rd 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 €3,823 €5,734 €7,645 €9,556 €12,040
Dec 15th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 - - €7,167 €9,078 €12,542

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people: For every additional guest up to 17, it will cost an additional $128 per person per night.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 $4,108 $6,162 $8,215 $10,269 $12,939
Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - $7,702 $9,755 $13,478
Jan 3rd 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 $4,108 $6,162 $8,215 $10,269 $12,939
Dec 15th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 - - $7,702 $9,755 $13,478

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Excellent!

    on 18/10/2022

    We rented County Meath Castle for our 15 anniversary of family vacations. The Castle was fabulous, perfect to accommodate our party of 16. The kids had a ball between the great room, the patios, the dining halls, and so many sitting areas we'd find ourselves hanging out in different parts of the castle and addition at all times of day. The grounds and courtyard were equally terrific.
    We took advantage of the concierge service by having a chef cooked and served dinner, a limo driver who took us for a tour of sites through the Boyne Valley, and a professional photographer who did a fabulous job recording our vacation.
    We had to postpone the vacation three times because of the pandemic, quarantine, and a family health emergency and Oliver's Travels was gracious and understanding in granting our request. I couldn't be more satisfied with the way we were treated and would recommend Oliver's Travels to any traveler.

  • A great experience

    on 07/07/2022

    A wonderful experience from start to departure. Accommodation was an amazing experience and we were pleasantly surprised at how much there was to do in the area.

  • Lovely!

    on 29/08/2019

    Lovely genuine Castle tastefully decorated with appropriate accessories. We traveled there with two other families and had 6 parents, 6 teens and a child and everyone enjoyed the two night stay. The teens brought lots of board games to play and there was more than enough room for all of us and for the teens not to be under our feet. Jackie was a fantastic hostess and prepared some fabulous food for us. The castle is a bit remote so you do need transport but it is right in the middle of a very historic area of Ireland so we went to visit a few archaeological sites on the day we were there. Much to my 16 year old's disappointment we were not visited by any ghosts - but I was happy enough myself we had no "additional" visitors! I could certainly imagine its the sort of place ghosts would like to hang out! :-)

  • A Castle all to ourselves...

    on 19/06/2019

    How great to have a castle all to ourselves! The castle was well decorated, stocked with lots of things to make our visit comfortable (e.g. books, travel brochures, coffee, tea, adequate lights for reading, comfy beds and baths, a terrific fireplace). Enjoyed the nearby attractions at Loughcrew (tomb and gardens) and a couple of fine meals at the nearby country club.

  • Amazing

    on 07/03/2019

    What an amazing unforgettable stay we had at county Meath Castle. A unique and very special venue for our company’s conference.

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