Winter Solstice Live Stream 2017

The winter solstice at Newgrange is a major draw for visitors to County Meath, on December 21st, the shortest day of the year. The video  action starts thirty minutes into the video.    

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Cars, Buses and Taxis: Getting to Duffys of Ballybin

Most of the guests at Duffys of Ballybin self-catering accommodation arrive with cars, which is the easiest way to get around the countryside. However, there is also quite a good bus service, from bus stops around 2km from the farm. … Continue reading

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Boyne Greenway from Drogheda to Slane

The Boyne Greenway has been developed from Drogheda to Slane, through some of Ireland’s most historic and archeologically important areas. The Greenway is only a twenty minute drive from Duffys of Ballybin self-catering holiday accommodation.

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Slane, a Beautiful and Historic Village

The village of Slane – famous for the rock concerts held there each summer, which have featured U2, The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen – has released a video promoting the town. The song featured on the video doesn’t match … Continue reading

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Boyne Valley Driving Route

The Boyne Valley Driving Route is an interactive map for visitors who wish to visit the main archeological points of interest in County Meath. The Boyne Valley is situated in the east of Ireland and is the site of Ireland’s … Continue reading

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Roller Coaster at Tayto Park

  This year’s big addition to Tayto Park – only five minutes from Duffys of Ballybin self-catering accommodation – is the Cú Chulainn roller coaster.  The Cú Chulainn is 32 metres tall and 1,000 metres in length and lasts for … Continue reading

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An Afternoon of History and Music at Duffys of Ballybin

Professor Debra van Tuyll from Georgia Regents University, with traditional musicians Professor Carl Purdy and Elizabeth Hunt; and Ashbourne residents Ciaran Buckley and Therese Foster. The photo was taken at a history and traditional music event in the grain loft … Continue reading

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Horse Riding at Sallows Woods Stables

A group of us went up to Sallows Woods Stables for a horseriding session. It’s only around 10 minutes from Duffys of Ballybin self-catering accommodation. The centre is run by Margaret, who offers horseriding for adults and children from 5 … Continue reading

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Halloween in Meath

The popular international festival of Halloween started in County Meath, at the Hill of Ward, where people traditionally celebrated the festival of Samhain. It was an end-of-year celebration and the belief was that the dead could escape from the afterlife … Continue reading

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Emerald Isle Classic – Navy Versus Notre Dame

Navy and Notre Dame are playing each other in Dublin this weekend, in the Aviva Stadium. Football fans who would like to stay in Meath – or just in the country generally – could stay in Duffys of Ballybin. Our … Continue reading

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