Category Archives: Louth

County Louth

Latest Leinster news

There’s a lot going on at Donnybrook, as Leinster prepare for the new season.

First, a new Rugby Development Officer has been named. Everyone at Leinster Rugby is delighted at the appointment of David McAllister.

The former Leinster and Ireland Under-21 out-half will be responsible for the North Midlands area. Hopes are high that his experience will help him unearth some exciting new talent.

But that’s not all. You can now sport the colours of your favourite team, as the new home jersey for the 2007/08 season is now available at the Leinster Rugby Store. Short sleeved jerseys are only €77, with long sleeved shirts costing €80.

The 2007/08 season looks to be a very exciting one for Leinster. Season ticket applications have almost doubled since last year. Priced at just €199, a new batch of Bronze season tickets has been released after the initial tickets were snapped up within weeks. Make sure you get yours quickly to avoid disappointment.

For devoted Leinster fans who can’t make it to all the home games, Leinster Supporters Memberships are available for next season.

Exile packages (€50) are designed for those Leinster fans all across the globe. The kids can join the Leinster Cubs for just €30.

Look out for more rugby news as the 2007/08 season approaches.

Boyne Valley Hotel

Boyne Valley Hotel is a splendid country house in County Louth. The hotel is spread over an area of 16 acres. The hotel provides seventy two en-suite bedrooms designed for comfort and relaxation. The rooms provide useful facilities such as TV, telephone, trouser press and everything needed to make your own tea or coffee in your own room. Conference and banqueting facilities at the hotel are designed to accommodate about 450 people. A leisure centre is present to prevent the guests from getting bored. An indoor swimming pool is quite popular with the patrons. Sauna and Jacuzzi available here can be a nice way to spend the time in a relaxing fashion. A beauty salon is available with all the latest tricks and tips to look good among your peers. An all weather tennis court appeases the guests looking for a little exertion. Guests can also have a go at practicing pitch and putt at the 18-hole course on the grounds. Some nice relaxing walks can be taken in the garden. Pets are allowed through arrangement. Delicious meals with unforgettable wines can be ordered at the Celler Bistro.

Triple House Restaurant

Triple House Restaurant is a quiet little restaurant in County Louth that is quite popular among the locals. The restaurant is located in a converted farmhouse that is almost two hundred years old. The farmhouse is situated in beautiful gardens, giving the whole place a serene atmosphere. On winter nights, the log fires keep you warm and cosy while you study the menu, having a hard time deciding what to choose from among the excellent dishes. Seafood that is bound to make you salivate with hunger includes fresh prawns, crabs, and Port Oriel Pot-Pourri, a uniquely conceived dish. Smoked loin of pork with a nectarine & Calvados sauce is quite popular among the customers of this restaurant. It is especially hard to get tired of eating Boyne salmon with orange and dill. Spinach-filled crępes will simply win over the hearts and minds of vegetarians. The quality of the various types of cheese available at this restaurant is much sought after by those who delight in stimulating their taste buds with new and fascinating tastes. The wine list is quite extensive and reflects a preference for top quality wines.

Green Door Hostel

If you want to spend some peaceful and quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin, you really need to check out the Green Door Hostel in County Louth in the city Drogheda. The burial chamber of Newgrange, monastery of Mellifont and fine beaches are some of the places you can visit if you take the bus at the bus station located just two minutes away from this hostel. If you have a passion for angling, you can also check out the many small fishing ports nearby. The staff at this hostel is very friendly and will always help the tourists with any questions they might have. The rooms available here range from private rooms and family rooms to dormitories either large or small and with or without en-suite facilities. The hostel has enough beds to accommodate fifty people. The beds are all handcrafted and equipped with accessories to give a unique sense of decoration. A fully equipped self catering kitchen is available where the guests can cook the food to their liking. Linen is included in the price. Laundry facilities are available. Continental breakfast is provided free to the guests. A restaurant and dining area is also available. The common room or lounge room has a TV with an open fire to keep the place warm and cosy.

Slieve Foy

Tired of walking through mostly flat terrain and looking for a seemingly insurmountable challenge? Slieve Foye in County Louth might just be what you need to get your legs aching. Slieve Foye stands 588 metres high above Carlingford Village. You need to be pretty healthy and active to have a chance of climbing up this steep mountain without giving up. The summit of the mountain is so high that it is easily visible from anywhere in Carlingford Village. If climbing the mountain is not your cup of tea, there are plenty of other easier walking routes for you to choose from. Of these, Tain Way is one worth mentioning. If you happen to be there in August, you can also get to enjoy the various delightful events at the Oysters, Jazz & Blues Festival.