What a busy few months we’ve had with guests flying in from all over the world, it’s so wonderful to be welcoming back many of our regular guests and meeting gorgeous new Adventurers. Our Calendar is booking up fast so please do get in touch “sooner rather than later” to book your ‘Memory Maker ‘with us here at The Cottages Ireland.

Cottage news!

The gardens are in full bloom this Spring and looking better than ever. We’ve been working hard on maintaining our high standards, the cottages have all been white washed and are sparking in the sunshine, interiors are looking pristine and Team Cottages are all ready for the season ahead.

Thatcher's Rest from the roof of Rose Cottage
Cottages gardens
Emerald Park logo

Emerald Park, Ireland’s only theme park and zoo located in the heart of the nation’s ancient east, opens it gates again this summer with such a diverse mix of attractions for all the family. With thrill-seeking attractions, a junior area, playgrounds, shows and entertainment plus a fantastic zoo which is home to over 250 animals!

Emerald Park rollercoaster

Emerald Park’s zoo is heavily involved in conservation and research, supporting the “buy an acre challenge” to save the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in central Mexico.

Tiger at Emerlad Park

It is part of the Wild Cat conservation Alliance supporting critically endangered Amur leopard and endangered Amur Tiger. Plus supporting Wildlife Vets International who aid conservationist and local vets around the world to save endangered species.

Boyne Boats

Boyne boats offer tours across the River Boyne and Boyne Canal and this year Ross Kelly had unveiled a unique Neolithic Experience where you paddle down the River and land at Dowth the UNESCO World Heritage site. The boats you travel in are hand built traditional Irish Currach, your guide will fill your head with tales of long gone adventures and mystic folklore. A memory maker if ever there was one!

Boyne Boats

Artisan Food and Craft Market

The Cottage Market

The Cottage Market flyer

Drogheda’s very own artisan food and craft market takes place on the 1st Saturday of every month. Over 30 local homemade, homegrown and handcrafted stalls, plus entertainment & workshops. Situated on the ground floor of Scotch Hall Shopping Centre in Drogheda

Art in the Fresh Air this Summer

The Louth Plein Air Arts Festival will take place over two days at two different coastal locations this year. Carlingford on 8th July 2023 and Clogherhead on 9th July 2023.

If you wish to participate in the festival then please do visit their website for more information. If however you prefer to join in the fun and visit the sites, spur on the contestants and admire the skills then pop along between 10am and 4.30pm on either day. The locations are just breath taking!

Art in the Fresh Air
Louth Plein Air Art Festival 2023

Medieval Drogheda Town Walk

Join one of the many guided walking tours that are organised by Drogheda Museum this summer. Your guide will walk you around this fascinating town with its History, Art and amazing stories.

Medieval Drogheda Town Walk contact them for personal a tour.

Medieval Drogheda Town Walk

Outdoor Theatre at Oldbridge Presents:
The Importance of Being Earnest
on 23rd June 2023

The Importance of Being Earnest


ChapterHouse Theatre brings Oscar Wilde’s hilarious tale of double lives and mistaken identities to life with the unforgettably larger than life characters, the delightful Cecily, the roguish Algernon and the formidable Lady Bracknell are sure to keep you Wildly entertained!

Bring a Picnic and settle down for this exciting new production don’t forget that it is in the open air so Please do bring your own rugs or low-back seating, and do consider the weather when dressing for the event

Gates open at 5.30pm to allow you to get parked and find a picnic space. The event will go ahead rain or shine.

Should you prefer something a little different then Chapterhouse Theatre Company will be performing the classic tale: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett on 2nd July 2023.

There is so much more to discover both North and South from your perfect location at
The Cottages Ireland

Why not check out

Discover the Boyne Valley
Discover Northern Ireland
Visit Dublin

More Dates for your Diary

Trim Hay Making Festival • 3rd Sunday in June 2023.
The Boyne Music Festival • 27th to 30th July 2023.
Bellewstown Races • 6th July to 28th Sept 2023.
National Heritage Week • 12th to 20th August 2023.
Dublin Horse Show • 9th to 13th August 2023.
Royal Meath Agricultural show • 3rd September 2023.  
Laytown Races •12th September 2023
The renowned horse racing event on Laytown strand since 1868.
Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival • 22nd to 24th September 2023.

We look forward to welcoming you to experience the hidden gem that is The Cottages Ireland, to explore more of the mythical Boyne Valley, Dublin City and the many unique discoveries to be made in Ireland’s Ancient East, both North and South.

With warmest regards,
Roger, Liz and all the Team