Hope all good with you and you are looking forward to the Summer ahead. We are immensely proud to share with you the launch of the Ireland’s Ancient East website.

Browse though time and enjoy the Boyne Valley, the Heartland of Ireland’s Ancient East. We will be happy to host you on your voyage through time, ensuring that your holiday is the best experience possible… A Memory Maker!

Visit Ireland’s Ancient East

Exploring Ireland's Ancient East

Garden Visits

Spring was a tad late this year but came up smiling in the end! The combination of sunshine and showers makes Irish gardens sing! These beautiful tulips are from June Blake’s garden in Wicklow. Have a look at our suggested garden visits for Summer and Autumn.

Some great gardens to visit

June Blake's Garden
June Blake’s Garden


The Boyne Valley Food Series celebrates with over 40 unique, mouth watering, fun events over the coming months. Delighted to be able to say that all this talent and yumminess is just minutes from your cottage door. There really is something for everyone!

View all Events & Meet the Producers Here

Boyne Valley Food for Foodies

Walking Guide

New addition to our Walking Guide is the Carlingford Greenway and Strandhill Emporium is a must for a treat on the way home.

Reacquaint yourselves with the many and varied walks in and around The Boyne Valley.

New additions to The Cottages Walking Guide

Walking in the Boyne Valley

Photo Competition

Our annual photo competition is now OPEN for entries. The winning prize is a fabulous 3 night luxury stay for 4 guests here at The Cottages. So a great opportunity to share some of your holiday shots with us? You can enter as many times as you like. Good luck!

Enter the Competition

Mr Squirrel - Photo Competition 2016
Mr Squirrel enjoying brunch at The Cottages

College Football is Coming!

The atmosphere is truly electric at these games and Boston College Eagles V Georgia will be no exception. Make sure to get your tickets and secure your cottage soon as the last college football game at the Aviva Stadium is selling fast! #GameOnIRE

Dates for your diary

Bloom Garden Festival 2nd – 6th June http://bloominthepark.com
RiverFest 4th– 6th June http://dublinriverfest.com
Taste of Dublin 16th – 19th June http://dublin.tastefestivals.com
National Sandcastle Competition 3rd July http://www.nationalsandcastles.ie
Irish Maritime Festival 9th – 10th July http://maritimefestival.ie
Dublin Horse Show 20th – 24th July http://dublinhorseshow.com
Laytown Strand Races 13th Sept http://www.laytownstrandraces.ie
Halloween Spirits of Meath 15th Oct – 5th Nov http://www.spiritsofmeath.com

Have a wonderful Summer wherever you are and we look forward to
welcoming you back to The Cottages sometime soon.

With warm regards,
Roger, Liz and all the Team