Category Archives: THe Henhouse

A Day at the Water Park, an Evening at the Cinema

Getting up early is over-rated. Staying in an apartment allows you to start the day at your own pace and for people to drift down to breakfast as the morning progresses. Once people are up and ready for activity, a … Continue reading

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Fashion and War: A Day at the Museum

The museum in Collins Barracks is a huge exhibit focused on Irish military history and also on the fashion industry. There is a huge car park on the old military quadrangle and parking is free. Alternatively you could take the … Continue reading

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A Day at the Beach

County Meath doesn’t have a very long coastline, but there are beaches within reach of Duffys of Ballybin in Bettystown, Termonfeckin or Portrane. The beaches are sandy and – subject to common sense and adult supervision – are usually safe … Continue reading

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Neolithic Tombs and Snail Boxes

A major attraction near Ballybin is Newgrange, a neolithic passage tomb, which is a UNESCO heritage site.  Visitors start off in the interpretation centre, which has a museum and educational films, as well as a restaurant and a shop. Then … Continue reading

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Medieval Dublin and Asian Food

Sometimes it’s nice to have a late start. People drift into the kitchen throughout the morning and graze on breakfast and brunch food, while watching the sheep graze on the far side of the fence. Once people have had a … Continue reading

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Roller Coasters and Medieval Castles

Once people have settled in, they’re often ready for a day of fun in Tayto Park. The best advice is to get there early, because as the day wears on, the crowds get bigger. Tayto Park boasts the second-largest roller-coaster … Continue reading

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Going for a Ramble

The first stop of many guests is the local supermarket. There are a number of supermarkets in Ashbourne – Dunnes Stores, Tesco, Supervalu, Aldi and Lidl.  Of course, you may choose to put that off until later in your visit … Continue reading

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Kind Review from Quarantined Guests

To ensure the comfort and safety of our guests, we implement multi-day gaps between our guests and follow all HSE and Failte Ireland guidelines. We received the following very kind TripAdvisor review from guests who quarantined in Duffys of Ballybin. … Continue reading

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2020 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded a 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award. TripAdvisor awards this after combing through reviews, ratings, and saves from travellers everywhere.

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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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