Category Archives: Meath

County Meath

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.

Sixth section of Royal Canal Way

Hill of down is the place walkers need to be at to start the sixth section of the Royal Canal Way. This section ends at Riverstown Bridge. For this section of the walking trail, walkers will take in the delightful views of County Meath in the Leinster province. This section of the walking route is also easy like the previous sections and doesn’t any difficult climbing. Walkers will have to cover a distance of a little over ten kilometres. Three and a half hours should prove to be enough time for them to get from start to finish of this section. The surface terrain of this section of the Royal Canal Way consists of road and track. There is a wooded demesne called Hyde Park near D’Arcy’s wood. The old canal boats on D’Arcy’s bridge remind newcomers of the Leech family who were the last traders to work on the canal before its closure. Walkers will be able to view a fine harbour at Thomastown that owes its existence to the widening of the canal here. From this point onwards, there are two towpaths to follow on both sides of the canal. The southern path is even good enough for driving vehicles.

Slane Farm Hostel

Want to spend a nice vacation in County Meath with a tight budget? Slane Farm Hostel might be the answer you are looking for. This hostel is based in restored stone farm buildings on a working farm with plenty of cows, sheep and horses about. Three family rooms and three dormitories make up the accommodations available at this hostel. All of the rooms are en-suite. Bed linen is included in the price. Hairdryers are available. The laundry/drying room at the hostel allows the guests to use the washing machines and dryers for minimum charges. The kitchen is fully equipped and well stocked. Toasters, fridge, cooker and microwave can be availed by the guests. Tea, coffee, sugar and jams are also available here. There is a game room at the hostel that has pool, table tennis, darts, board games and Playstation for the guests to entertain themselves with. The living or TV room has internet access in addition to many books and DVDs. It is the perfect place to lose yourself in the evening. The hostel also has a camping ground with the capacity to accommodate twenty tents. Hot and cold water, toilet and kitchen are provided for the campers.

Kells Hostel

Kells Hostel is a family run hostel in County Meath. This hostel is registered with the Irish Tourism Board. The hostel has nicely comfortable bedrooms that will greatly appeal to the guests. The bedrooms are all en-suite which is a major plus point and a bit rare for hostels since the emphasis is on cheap accommodations. A fully equipped self catering kitchen on the premises satisfies the cooking needs of the guests. It features many microwaves to facilitate the guests. A dining area allows the guests to have a nice dinner conversation while eating together. International guests from Germany, France and Spain are welcome since the languages of these countries are fluently spoken by the staff of the hostel. A common room is present for the guests interested in socializing and making new friends. Laundry facilities are offered at reasonable rates. Linen is included in the price. Car parking is free. Bicycles can be hired to explore the beautiful sights and sounds of the surrounding area.

Penny’s Restaurant

Penny’s place in County Meath is famous for its home made traditional dishes. At lunch, you can choose to have pies, curries, salads or delightfully cooked meat dishes. The homemade cakes and desserts prepared at this restaurant are delicious to the extent of inducing your mouth to water just by hearing about them. They can actually? pose a potential threat to your fitness if you fail to keep yourself from indulging in them too much. The staff of this restaurant is very attentive and provides prompt service to the customers.