Amenities

Bettystown  Beach.

 

Bettystown, previously known as Betaghstown is a small, rapidly expanding village in Co. Meath.  Together with the neighbouring villages of Laytown and Mornington, it comprises the census of  Laytown-Bettystown-Mornington.

On the beach at Bettystown one of Irelands most notable historical finds was made.  In 1850 a peasant woman claimed to have found the Tara Brooch in a box in the sand, the Tara Brooch is now on display in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.

 

GOLF

With several championship courses in both Co. Meath and Co. Louth, they are  a golfers paradise.  The wonderful natural terrain around our coastline provides superb links and parkland courses.

Laytown and Bettystown

Julianstown

Baltray

Seapoint

Skerries

Balbriggan

Dundalk

Ardee

 

ANGLING

It is easy to reach the rich fishing grounds around Co. Meath and Co. Louth from Beach Lodge, with over 200km of coastline, it is one of our resources both counties possess an abundance of clean rivers & lakes to cater for the course and game angler; the river Boyne in particular is well known for its salmon fishing.

 

EQUESTRIAN

With horse-riding being such a popular leisure activity in Co. Meath and Co. Louth, its no wonder that we have such a selection of excellent equestrian centres to choose from.

As well as leisure riding, guests can avail of quality-approved instructors for riders of all standards, along with cross-country, show jumping and fox hunting.

 

HORSE RACING

Enjoy an exciting days racing at Laytown on the beach horse racing, the only venue of its type in Europe.  The well known Bellewstown Races a three day event with Ladies Day a hugely popular outing.

Dundalk Stadium, enjoy horse and greyhound racing  at the only all-weather floodlit track in Ireland.

 

CASTLES

The harmony between great Victorian revival castles and their surrounding ornamental grounds is rarely seen to such perfection as at Slane Castle, Ardgillan Castle in Skerries, Smarmore Castle in Ardee, Darver Castle in Dundalk, Trim Castle.

Slane Castle is the venue for some of the largest Concerts in Ireland,the sloping grounds of Slane Castle form a natural amphitheatre, which is ideal for concerts.

 

NEWGRANGE-KNOWTH-DOWTH

These are neolithic period megalithic Passage Monuments located in Co. Meath.

Built by local farming communities about 5000 years ago, the passage tombs have clear astronomical alignments such as the Winter Solstice Sunrise at Newgrange and the equinox Sunrise at Loughcrew.

 

MORNINGTON BIRD-WATCHING

Co. Meath and Louth are widely known as the best counties in Ireland for bird watching.

 

TLT THEATRE

The new TLT Concert hall and theatre is a purpose built, state of the art 900 seat theatre for Drogheda and the north east, that hosts  a variety of performing arts and commercial events.

 


Local Facilities;

Bus Stop – Routes to Drogheda & Dublin (southbound)

Drogheda & Belfast (northbound)

Train Station – In Laytown we are on the main Dublin-Belfast line.

Local bus service (Matthew Coaches) run a frequent bus service between Dundalk and Dublin daily.

Airport Shuttle Service