We hope you are all keeping well and enjoying a great Spring, the daffodils are in full bloom at The Cottages and the tulips are catching up fast, our tulip photo is fresh from this morning.

A Taste of Ireland to wish you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day

For all of you who love our scone’s here is Liz’s Scone recipe so you can have fun making them at home. We are more than happy to help if you need any advice…
1lb plain flour
3oz granulated white sugar
4fl oz sunflower oil
1 level teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda (important only a level one!)
1 teaspoon salt
Buttermilk to mix

Pre heat your over to 190 degrees.

Sift all the dry ingredients together, add butter milk, oil and mix lightly to a dough ball consistency.  Knead lightly on a pastry board just to pull the mixture together. Pastry cut and place in oiled muffin tin, bake for 30 minutes.

Serve hot with butter and your favourite yummy jam.

Enjoy! – but do beware Girls they sit well on the hips!

Hot Tip –  If you use coarse stone ground brown whole meal flour and leave out the sugar this recipe can be used to make delicious Irish Brown Bread. Perfect with smoked salmon.

New Email System for our New Website

We are changing the way that we send newsletters to you, with an exciting new system that will let you keep up to date via email, on our website, via Facebook, Twitter or RSS! We regularly update our site with late availability and special offers and our new system will give you the opportunity to stay up to date with these fantastic offers.

We’ll be sending email updates about once per month and in order to carry on receiving email updates with special offers and news updates, you need to indicate your preferences by subscribing here.

Subscribers to the new system will receive a special discount code, so don’t delay – fill in the form now!

If you don’t fill out the form, you will shortly stop receiving updates from us.

Competition Winner

Congratulations to Shane Pollard the lucky Winner of a 3 night stay for two at The Cottages in the  ‘ely Valentine’s Competition’  Shane is thinking of bringing the whole family to Thatcher’s Rest Cottage.  We look forward to meeting them all.

Photo Competition

Talking about Competitions we have had a great response to our Photo Comp with lots of good entries coming in, keep them coming. Watch out on our Facebook page – you’ll be able to upload your photos there shortly.

Lots of interesting things coming up here is a small taster, we will be back with more, or keep an eye on our facebook page…

Drogheda Arts Festival

Balloon and Kite Fiesta over Easter

Newgrange Farm Easter Egg Hunt

Did you know there are 70 million people in the world who claim Irish descent… It’s going to be a good day. Have a great one!

With warm regards from

Roger and Liz, Mel, Lorraine, Tom and Mary.