Honeybee Cottage Bed & Breakfast

We are close to the village of Ardee and the ‘Foodie Town’ of Carrickmacross, where you will find the famous Carrickmacross Lace Gallery.  It’s 30 minutes to the Neolithic Tombs at Newgrange, and 40 minutes to Carlingford in the Cooley Penninsula, home of the legand of The Tain, and where you can go to see the last Leprechauns in Ireland, and hunt for their gold!  Carlingford is also famed for seafood and the Oyster Festival. There are world-renowned  Neolithic structures at Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth, the Hill of Tara, and Lough Crew.

Ireland’s Ancient East

On the doorstep; Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, Trim Castle, the Cairns at Lough Crew, the Cavan Burren, Hill of Tara, Oldbridge and the site of The Battle of The Boyne.

Nearby

 Long Acre Alpacas and the oldest church in Co Louth are right beside us, the old walled town of Ardee is 3.5km.  Kingscourt and The Dun a Ri Forest Park are a 20-minute drive, Carrickmacross and the Lace Gallery are 15 minutes.

Carlingford, Co Louth

The name comes from the Vikings, The first settlement sprang up around the foundation laid for a castle on a rocky outcrop between Strangford Lough and Sliabh Foy by Norman knight Hugh De Lacy in the early 12th century. Once established, Carlingford flourished.  The position on the east coast was excellent for a trading port, the lough had large shoals of herring and the Carlingford Green Finned Oyster was renowned around the world from the Middle Ages on…and still is today!  Carlingfor is known for seafood, history and of course , the Leprechauns!

Dublin in the rare old times

The capital is just one hour away, and there are so many things to do and see…. Clockwise from top left: Halfpenny Bridge, O2 Arena, Temple Bar, Trinty College, Howth, Botanic Gardens, Georgian Dublin, Guinness,  Phoenix Park….and so much more. 

Belfast and Northern Ireland

The Titanic Experience, the Giant’s Causeway and the Game of Thrones tours are some of the most popular attractions in the North of the country, but there is so much more to explore!

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