Lovely to be writing to you on a beautiful Spring day with temperatures of 14 degrees, a gentle breeze and the daffodils in bloom! What News do we have for you? Well…
First and foremost we are delighted to welcome our niece Anna Karellas to the team at The Cottages, Anna will be working with us in the office Monday to Friday mornings, available to help you with any queries you may have regarding your upcoming holiday at The Cottages. Here she is with a beautiful Owl called Tiny from the Newgrange Falconry collection at the recent Boyne Valley Conference.
The Lime Kiln Gastropub
The Lime Kiln Gastropub in Julianstown has just opened its doors and is looking great! With Chef Rob Thompson on board it’s definitely going to be a winner! We wish the Macken and Carson families every success with their new venture. The summer months will see the opening of their bakery and food store with additional plans to provide a courtesy bus between the local villages in the evening which will be a great plus on a night out.
Newgrange Farm re-opens this St Patrick’s weekend where you can make wonderful memories with the new born lambs and even get to feed them, sheer joy from Thomas! The Redhouse family have a great Easter Festival lined up 4th, 5th and 6th April with Easter Egg Hunts and Goodies for all the children.
On the other end of the spectrum…
Tayto Park are well under way with their €25 million expansion plan which includes a massive new roller coaster. The roller coaster will have a strong Irish mythological theme and will not only be Europe’s largest inverted wooden roller coaster, but also the ONLY one of its kind in Europe.
Work is being spearheaded by one of the world’s top roller coaster design companies and is due to open this summer, here is an artists impression….
Dates for your Diary
|5th – 7th April||Fairyhouse Easter Race Festival|
|27th April – 4th May||Drogheda Arts Festival|
|19th – 21st June||Maritime Festival|
|28th – June||National Sandcastle and Sculpture Competition|
|24th – May||Sheridans Food Festival|
|28th – 31st May||Irish Open Royal County Down|
|28th May – 1st June||Bloom Garden Festival|
Take Advantage of Exchange Rates
If you live outside the Euro monetary zone there’s never been a better time to visit Ireland, the exchange rates are amazing! Almost parity with the Dollar and 72c on the pound sterling a whopping great 28%!
We’re looking forward to having past friends return and new guests to come and discover The Cottages. There is a lovely saying in Ireland….
“A stranger is just a friend you’ve yet to meet”
We look forward to meeting you all
With warmest regards,
Roger, Liz and all the team at The Cottages