Things to Do

Laytown Races

As the only Race Event that runs on a Beach, the Laytown Races holds this unique position in the Irish Racing Calender. Having run for 140 years, this race event takes place annually each September and is something not to be missed for the whole family.


Located in the centre of Bettystown, Funtasia is a fabulous and fun filled day out for all the family. With a huge array of activities, including Fairground Rides, Soft Play Area, Bowling, Pool Tables and lots lots more, this stimulating and exhilarating experience will guarantee that kids (of all ages !) will be kept entertained for hours.

Drogheda and the Black Bull Inn

As one of the oldest towns in Ireland, Drogheda is the perfect location for one of the best loved and long standing family run pubs in Ireland to be based. The Black Bull Inn stands proud in Drogheda for over 35 years. It started out as little more than a country pub and shop, but has developed over the years into one of the best run and best loved pubs and restaurants in the area.

From the finest Gastro Fare in Drogheda, live music at weekends and live sporting events on show, there is something for everyone at The Black Bull Inn

Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club

As one of the oldest golf clubs in the region, Laytown and Bettystown Golf Links has been in existence for over 100 years. It has also played host to many distinguished names from the golfing world stage. Many world class golfers began their illustrious careers on the Bettystwon Links.

Laytown and Bettystown Golf Links welcomes visitors year round and being only 20 minutes from Dublin Airport, and 5 minutes from The Village Hotel, it is the perfect location for your golfing vacation.

Richmond Fort

Located in Millmount, the birthplace of Drogheda, not only does the venue boast one of the most stunning locations in town, when you host an event here the venue is exclusively yours. Brought to you by the same owners behind the Black Bull Inn and now The Village Hotel, Richmond Fort is located over two floors and each has their own unique features and décor. It is the perfect space for all private events and corporate hire.


Newgrange is a Stone Age Momument located in the Boyne Valley and is considered the jewel in the crown of Ireland’s Ancient East. Visitors access the site by guided tour only through the Bru na Boinne Visitor Centre. Open year round. Please check the website as opening times do differ throughout the season.

Tayto Park

Located in Ashbourne, this family friendly theme park is the most wonderful and fun filled day for the whole family. Since its opening in 2010, it has become one of Irelands most popular attractions from the wonderful theme park which boasts spectacular rides for all ages including the famous “Cu Chulainn Coaster” to the playground and pony rides for the younger visitors to the world-famous Tayto Factory Tour. Tayto Park is a must-see day out for the whole family.

Highlanes Gallery

Highlanes Art Gallery opened its doors in October 2006 and was the culmination of many years planning to deliver a dedicated visual art space for the Irish North East Region. The Gallery programmes approximately 5 temporary exhibitions every year. Open from Monday to Saturday, year round, this is a wonderful addition to your cultural experience of the local region.

Slane Castle

Located within the town of Slane, Co Meath, Slane Castle is set in the middle of a 1500 acre estate. The Castle, itself boasts an array of wonderful tours – including both castle and distillery. Slane Castle is also synonymous with world famous artists, with the Castle playing hosts to the likes of U2, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Queen and many more.

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann

Fleadh Cheoil ns hEireann is the world’s largest annual celebration of Irish Music, Language and Song & Dance. Drogheda is proud and delighted to host this festival this year, 2018. The town will come alive and will feature workshops, competitions, concerts, singing, ceilis and lots of fun for all. The festival will run from August 12th to 19th and will be an event that you will want to be part of. It will be history in the making!

Scotch Hall

Located in a prime location in Drogheda, the wonderful Shopping Centre with over shops and restaurants is a hive of both social and retail activity. With over 800 car spaces and only 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre, Scotch Hall Shopping Centre is a retail dream well worth a visit.

The Boyne Valley

Located only 20 minutes outside Dublin city, the Boyne Valley is Ireland’s Ancient Capital and its most sacred and mythical landscape.  The rich valley is home to a range of heritage sites and monuments including Europe’s largest Anglo Norman Castle. The dramatic landscapes have been the backgrounds to the likes of Braveheart and other movies alike.  The is over 5000 years of history in the Boyne Valley area, so a visit to this region is a must for all tourists and locals alike !

Ireland’s Ancient East

Ireland’s Ancient East is a region with plenty of historical twists and turns from Viking Invaders and Norman Knights to High Kings and Monks. With experiences to entertain and delight the whole family, start your adventure now and create new memories of Irelands Ancient East. With an array of activities from Arts & Culture to Family Friendly to Heritage and Seasonal, there is something for everyone.

Baltray Golf Club

Situated four miles from Drogheda, this world famous Golf Course is consistently named within the Top 10 in Ireland. It is always best described as user friendly and provides competition for all handicaps. Baltray has played host to Major National and International events, both amateur and
professional, including The Irish Open in 2004 and 2009.  The course itself offers a Par 72 for Men and a Par 75 for Women, along with a variety of practice facilities including 2 Driving Ranges, 2 Putting Greens and 3 Chipping Greens.