AA 5 Star rating & Irish Tourist Board Approved. Spacious restored stone barn, walking distance of the village of Oldcastle, on the Cavan-Meath border. Views of Loughcrew megalithic cairns, Glenboy offers traditional Irish farmhouse style with the luxury for a holiday to remember. South-facing sunroom, patio/BBQ, 4 en-suite bedrooms (1 wheelchair accessible bedroom/bathroom), underfloor heating & wood stove, WiFi, secure parking & enclosed garden
10 min walk to Oldcastle village with pubs, restaurants, shops etc.
An hour to Dublin & 2 hours to Belfast/Donegal, Glenboy is the perfect base for fishing, walking, cycling, golfing, horse-riding & exploring historic sites in the area or sampling traditional music & arts. Advance bookings of amenities can be arranged, a number of facilitie offer discounts to Glenboy guests. Level 3 ranking in ITB Accessibility Scheme (wheelchair ramp, downstairs wheelchair accessible bedroom/bathroom). Airport pick-up, organic food/catering by arrangement
An hour's drive from Dublin on the M3, Glenboy Country Accommodation is 10 minutes walk from the village of Oldcastle. Oldcastle has a range of shops, banks, churches, Post Office, laundry, restaurants, cafes, pubs & nightclub, library, gym, taxis & bus service to Dublin & neighbouring towns. A range of music can be found in the pubs at weekends. With its weekly market, sports (pitch & putt, soccer,Gaelic football) & annual events like Le Cheile Arts & Music Festival, Oldcastle Agricultural Show, Oldcastle has all the features of a typical rural Irish town where real people work & live.
Within 5 minutes drive of Glenboy are the Loughcrew megalithic cairns, on the highest point in Meath, woodland walks (ranging from 1 to 13 miles) in the 365 hectares of Mullaghmeen forest or renowned fishing/boating lakes such as Lough Sheelin. Glenboy is located adjacent to the lakeland districts of Meath, Westmeath & Cavan & provides a perfect base for day trips to Dublin, Donegal & Northern Irela
Glenboy is ideally situated for exploring heritage & nature landmarks on the Meath Heritage Trail, Boyne Valley Drive etc & the Tain Trail. The trail is a 365 mile drive/cycling route along the route of the epic tale, the Tain Bó Cuailgne (Cattle Raid of Cooley) by armies of the legendary Queen Maeve.
County Meath is a treasure trove of archaeologica l & historical sites, including Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth & the Hill of Tara, seat of the High Kings of Ireland. The Norman castle at Trim constructed in 1172, visited by King John in 1610 and 400 years later by Mel Gibson to film 'Braveheart'. A short drive takes you sites such as Fore Abbey with its 'seven wonders' or Kells (famed for St. Columba's 6th monastery & the Book that bears its name now on display in Trinity College Dublin). From Glenboy day trip options range from Dublin or Belfast to the rural delights of Donegal or the Cooley peninsula on the East Coast & the seafood delights of Carlingford.
Golf courses nearby include (Headfort, Virginia, Ballinlough Castle, Delvin Castle & Kileen Castle venue for the 2011 Solheim Cup. Ireland's unique domestic sports organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association are a feature of every village. Leisure centre/swimming pools, include Navan, Kells, Cavan. Massage, reika & aromatherapy is offered by a range of practitioners in the area & the Farnham Health Spa in Cavan features an indoor-outdoor hydrotherapy infinity pool, thermal suite.
Theatre & arts includes the Navan Solstice Centre, Ramor Theatre Virginia. Heritage & historical information at Kells Heritage Centre & Cavan County Museum in Ballyjamesduff, while the area offers a range of historic gardens (Loughcrew Gardens, Tullynally Castle & Belvedere House) with events during the year. A range of venues offer horse-riding lessons & racing, including Fairyhouse Grand National festival, Navan. laytown strand races. Other activities include ballooning, aqua-sports, paintballing..
Before being rebuilt and restored to its current state in 2005 the building was a farm barn home of Martin Corrigan prized Clydesdale horses In the 19th and early 20th century it was also location for 'American wakes' where family and neighbours gathered together for farewell parties to mark the departure of loved ones emigrating (often to the US and often not expected to return hence the expression 'American Wake').
Glenboy combines rural character (exposed stone walls, antique furniture) with modern comforts (WiFi, underfloor heating, top-of-the-range pocket-sprung beds etc). It is designed to be a perfect base to explore the area but also a place for family and friends to gather and relax. Glenboy offers get away from it all privacy, views across fields to Loughcrew hills and their 5;000 year old megalithic cairns with the convenience of being walking distance from a village that retains the true character of Irish rural living and an hours drive to Dublin. Our most cherished accolade is that a growing number of guests return to stay with us year after year.
Glenboy is 1km from Oldcastle village (off the the M3). Oldcastle is located on the border of Meath & Cavan, 1 hours drive from Dublin on the M3 (towards Cavan). From Dublin take the M50 Junction 6 exit and follow the M3 signs. After Kells at the Drumbarragh Roundabout follow signs for Oldcastle.
From Belfast follow the M1 south to the N52. In Kells take the Oldcastle road. Oldcastle has a range of shops, banks, churches, Post Office, restaurants, cafes & pubs, library, gym, taxis/bus service. A range of music in the pubs at weekends. With gaelic football at the weekend & annual events such as Le Cheile Arts & Music Festival & Agricultural Show, Oldcastle is a typical rural town where real people work & live. From Glethe you can visit the Loughcrew megalithic cairns, archaeological & historical sites of the Boyne Valley, woodland walks in Mullaghmeen or renowned fishing/boating lakes Lough Sheelin & Ramor. Contact us for advice on activities & amenities
Golf: A selection of 9 and 18 hole golf courses can be found within 15 minutes drive from Glenboy including Crover & Park House Virginia and one of Ireland's top 10 ranked courses at Headfort, Kells offers spectacular parkland championship course designed by Christy O'Connor Jnr. Meath has some 17 course in total including, Royal tara, Navan Golf course with its excellent sand based greens for winter golf & a traditional links course Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club. Courses in nearby In Westmeath include Ballinlough Castle opened designed by Druid's Glen designer Pat Ruddy on the grounds of a castle dating from the early 1600s. Glenboy is also a short drive to Killeen castle host of the 2011 Solheim Cup on a course designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Pitch & Putt is available in Oldcastle and Collinstown.
Glenboy guests benefit from discounted green fees with a number of golf courses in the vicinity.
Ski: the occasional snow fall makes for great tobogganing on loughcrew hills! but unless we see major climate shift local skiing is off the agenda .. for now!
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Nov 1 2013 - Apr 30 2014
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