Enjoy the fresh country air and rolling countryside of the Boyne Valley, the birthplace of Ireland’s Ancient East. Follow the footsteps of Ireland’s High Kings and explore the mythical landscapes along the Boyne Valley Drive. It’s the perfect place to relax, unwind and experience new adventures with your family and friends.
Connell’s House & Barn is only 5 minutes from junction 8 on the M1 motorway, providing easy access to Dublin airport and other motorway routes around the island.
Dublin Airport 30 mins by car
Dublin City 40 mins by car Belfast City 90 minutes by car
Newgrange (Brú na Boinne) 10 mins by car
Battle of the Boyne 10 mins by car Laytown and Bettystown Beach 15 mins car
Tayto Park & Funtasia 15 minutes
Duleek is a typical Irish farming village with a variety of shops along the Main Street. Enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast in the local farm cafe, lunch in a classic Irish pub and dinner within the ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey! You can pick up all the essentials in the Londis or Spar convenience store and both have ATM machines (the Spar is open until 10pm Tuesday – Saturday & 9pm Sunday – Monday).
There is also a Post Office, butcher, green grocer, pharmacy and laundrette. Beo cafe sells delicious coffee, fresh bread and pastries.There are a couple hair dressers and a barber shop, so you can easily arrange to have your hair done before attending a wedding.
The larger supermarkets are only 10 minutes away in Drogheda, where you’ll find Tesco Extra, Lidl, Aldi, Dunnes Stores and Marks & Spencer. There is a direct bus service from the village to nearby Drogheda and Dublin city centre.
If you don’t fancy cooking, there are a number of take away places on the Main Street, including traditional Fish & Chips, Chinese and Italian food. The Apple Green petrol station is on the main road as you approach Duleek from the M1 motorway. It’s ideally located for re-fuelling a hire car on the way back to Dublin airport.
No visit to the Boyne Valley is complete without exploring Newgrange (Brú na Bóinne) and taking a walk along the banks of the River Boyne at Oldbridge.
Make sure to visit the Discover Boyne Valley website, whilst planning your trip to Ireland. There are endless possibilities for exploring megalithic ruins, beaches and coastal paths, woodland walks and don’t forget to sample some of the delicious produce, grown right here in the Boyne Valley. Happy Holidays!