For freedom and flexibility it is best to have a car, but having said that…

Travel Services on the East Coast of Ireland are excellent, the Dublin to Belfast M1 Motorway means that The Cottages are easily accessed (10 minutes from Exit 7).

Public Transport
Bus: The local bus is regular and dependable servicing the local villages to nearby Drogheda, the nearest stop (Laytown Church) is just 10 minutes walk from The Cottages. There are two routes offering services every 15 minutes starting from 6am with the last late at night. [Routes D1 and D2]

Matthews Coach offers and excellent service to and from Dublin, making sightseeing and shopping in Dublin hassle free with no parking or traffic stress! The coach runs on the hour 6am to midnight 7 days a week, takes 45 minutes and is €10 single / €15 return fare, the nearest stop (Laytown, Race paddockis again just 5 minutes walk from The Cottages. We use this service ourselves and find it excellent.
[Route 910 Bettystown-Laytown-UCD  and  Route 912 Bettystown-Laytown-IFSC]

Train: The nearest station is Laytown and offers regular and dependable services into Drogheda, Dublin. Laytown Station is a 20 minute walk from The Cottages by beach or road. Guests can also avail of the Express Train service from nearby Drogheda Railway to Dublin or Belfast Central.

Transport for Ireland gives you information on local bus and train timetables. Laytown has a train station that facilitates trains into Dublin city centre and to the North into Belfast.


Our local Taxi drivers are also always happy to adapt to your travel needs day or night. We recommend Robert Mullens @ Mullens Cabs you can reach him by email at East Coast Cabs  or

Private Tours
Boyne Valley Tours is personally run by Michael Fox who would be happy to take you on a day trip of the Boyne Valley, taking in all the heritage sites including Newgrange UNESCO site, Monasterboice, Tara, Trim Castle and many more exciting locations here in Ireland’s Ancient East. Michael and his team are happy to tailor trips to your wishes.

Custom Irish tours is personally run by Derek Smith offering a wide range of personalised tours throughout Ireland, North and South. So whether you wish to see the amazing sites of Newgrange to the bright lights of Dublin and Belfast they have a tour for you.

Killeen Chauffer Services
Another local driver service available to our guests is with Brian Killeen who is happy to chauffeur you to your destination of choice.

Pre-booking for Private Tours is essential especially in Summer months.

If you do decide on Car Hire then that’s great too, here is the link Car Hire Village at Dublin Airport.