A very big welcome to our Spring Newsletter, it’s been such a long-awaited Spring this year as it’s been for lots of you our guests around the world.


Our little green house by the sea is at full throttle producing lots of interesting plants for the cottage gardens. The Boyne Valley Garden Trail offers a great choice of superb gardens to visit during your stay.

Cottages greenhouse with an overlay of the garden.

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2018

The Big Boyne Valley Event this year is of course Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann from 12th – 19th August, it’s proving to be a continuous build up to the big event with Gigs and Celebrities springing up all over the place in preparation. Drogheda is taking centre stage as the true traditional music & cultural centre that it has always been.

Young people with harps

The recent Drogheda Arts Festival Event at Beaulieu House this May Bank Holiday gave us a taste of just one of the superb experiences in store for us at venues around Drogheda, how magical it’s going to be during Fleadh week.

Beaulieu House & Gardens

Book Bru na Boinne Online

DO REMEMBER to book Bru na Boinne online. Plan ahead and book your tour it makes for a wonderfully smooth visit to this Mystical World Heritage Site.

Book Bru na Boinne

Sunrise at Newgrange
Mythical Ireland

150 years of Laytown Races

Laytown Races are Celebrating 150 years on September 6th, promising to be an extra special race meeting. Here is some footage from a 1921 British Pathe Newsreel, found in 2013 by Roger Lawlor.

Our New Brochure

We’re delighted with our new brochure, we hope you love it as much as we do! If you’d like a hard copy just let us know and we’ll be happy to pop one in the post for you. A big thank you to Anglo Printers and their team of experts.

The Cottages Ireland Brochure Cover

Foodie News

The Boyne Valley Flavours Events Guide is packed full of extra special days and nights out to tantalize your taste buds. We’re particularly happy to have Drummond House growing wonderful asparagus just across the river, can’t get much fresher than that.

Available at Forge Field Farm Shop in Termonfeckin where you can also indulge in delicious coffee and home-made yummys.


The Village Hotel and Gastropub

We’re excited at the prospect of having the Village Hotel re-opening next month together with their Gastropub. Head Chef Robert Sabongi promises to deliver delicious seafood together with the very best of local Boyne Valley produce. The Gastropub is a sister venue to the Black Bull Inn in Drogheda long renowned for good food and comfortable surroundings.

Slane Distillery

Brown’s Café and Gandon Room Restaurant at Slane Distillery are also proving very popular Foodie destinations with our guests. A great place to lunch or dine after your whiskey tour. Did you know that Irish Whiskey is spelt with and ‘e’ and Scotch Whisky isn’t! Not a lot of people know that :0)

Updated Privacy Policy

You have likely received lots of notices about changes in privacy policies in advance of new EU Regulations. Our updated privacy policy can be viewed on our website.

Please take the time to read it and refer to us with any questions you may have at info@cottages-ireland.com.

The Cottages Privacy Policy

Dates for your Diary

27th May Sheridan’s Irish Food Festival
30th May — 3rd June Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair
31st May — 4th June Bloom in the Park
16th — 18th June The Irish Maritime Festival
8th July 16th National Sandcastle and Sand Sculpture Competition
13th — 15th July Seafood Rocks Festival
3rd — 5th August Boyne Music Festival
12th — 19thAugust Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann
6th September Laytown Races

Photo Competition

Our Photo Competition runs all year round so do send us some of your favourite Boyne Valley or Cottages holiday photos.

Why not take advantage of a one to one Photographic Tutorial with Eimhear Collins and get some Professional tips for even better holiday shots!

Enter Now

Overlooking garden to beach and sea

Have a wonderful Summer! We look forward to welcoming you back to
The Cottages sometime soon.

With warmest regards,
Roger, Liz and all the Team