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Bettystown is a bustling seaside village that has expanded substantially since the late 1990s. Offering both the escape of a beautiful sandy beach and the convenience of being just 45km from Dublin City, Bettystown has much to offer the visitor.
Bettystown is synonymous with Ireland 's top indoor family entertainment centre - Funtasia. Open 7 days a week from 10am until midnight, Funtasia offers fun for all the family, with white-knuckle rides for adrenaline junkies and gentler thrills for younger folk. You can eat in a carousel-themed restaurant, wander the jungle zone, enjoy the pool areas, or visit Ireland’s only rooftop roller coaster.
Located in Ashbourne, Co. Meath, just 33km from Bettystown, Tayto Park is a theme park fronted by Ireland’s favourite spud - Mr. Tayto. Spread over 55 acres, the 100-plus attractions guarantee fun for all the family, with the full Tayto Park experience taking about 4.5 hours. You can book Park Ranger Guided Tours, or reserve the Rafters private function room for special birthday parties.
Laytown Races are the only race event in the Irish and English racing calendar to be run on a beach under the rules of the Turf Club. The first recorded meeting was in 1868. Top trainers who support Laytown include Dermot Weld, Kevin Prendergast, Mick O’Toole, Tommy Stack and Michael Cunningham.
Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club benefits from natural sand dunes that sweep down to the sea. The sound of waves and the fresh sea air have been accompanying rounds here since the 1880s Designed by Robert Browne, the course offers superbly challenging golf and an excellent clubhouse.
Adventure DIving is a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre in Bettystown. This is the only full-time, professional dive centre in Ireland with both a purpose-built facility and an on-site training pool.
Bettystown beach is a beautiful sandy beach beloved by families and ideal for swimming, walking and other activities all-year round. It is a favourite among holiday-makers, with a long expanse of sand from Laytown to the mouth of the Boyne at Mornington. One of Ireland’s most important historical finds was made here in 1850, when a peasant woman claimed to have found the Tara Brooch in a box buried in the sand. The Tara Brooch is now on display in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.
Newgrange (21km) is a prehistoric monument in Co. Meath, built more than 5,000 years ago, making it older than Stonehenge and the pyramids of Giza. A large circular mound with a stone passageway and internal chambers, Newgrange is part of the Brú na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the site of a 17-minute phenomenon every December 21st, when a narrow beam of light pierces the main chamber at sunrise on the winter solstice.
The Battle of the Boyne was fought in 1690 between the Catholic King James and the Protestant King William, consolidating Protestant supremacy in Ireland. The recently restored 18th-century Oldbridge House, located on the battle site, is home to the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre and associated parklands
Located near Drogheda, Co. Louth, Monasterboice contains the remarkable ruins of a monastery established by St. Buite in the 5th century. It is home to an graveyard, two churches, a sundial, as well as an impressively well-preserved, 28-metre round tower. The two magnificent high crosses on-site are Muiredach’s Cross and the West Cross - the tallest such cross in Ireland.
Founded in 1142 by St. Malachy of Armagh, Mellifont Abbey, in Tullyallen, Co. Louth (16km from Bettystown) was the first Cistercian monastery in Ireland. William of Orange used Mellifont Abbey House as his headquarters during the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. The ruins include an impressive 13th-century lavabo (where the monks washed their hands before eating), some Romanesque arches and a 14th-century chapter house.
0.5km from Bettystown
This spacious 4 star property is nestled between Laytown and Bettystown in County Meath.
A beautiful two-storey holiday home, it offers two comfortable bedrooms, one of which is a super king-size bedroom. It also has a luxurious main bathroom and a beautiful old pine farmhouse kitchen.
Relax in the delightful dining area, while enjoying the panoramic sea views.
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0.6km from Bettystown
This stunning 4-star property is located between Laytown and Bettystown in County Meath.
A perfect day begins waking up in one of two luxurious bedrooms in this beautiful thatched holiday home. You can enjoy a leisurely breakfast taking in some breathtaking sea views. The charming whitewashed cottage is tastefully furnished throughout. Lose yourself in the old fashioned romance of an open fire. Relax on the window seat, while admiring the beautiful flower gardens.
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This beautiful 4-star cottage is located halfway between Laytown and Bettystown in County Meath. Experience the thrill of sleeping under a thatched roof in this 300-year-old holiday home. The cottage has three comfortable bedrooms. Bed linen and towels are supplied free. The character of the house shows in vaulted oak-beamed ceilings and beautiful sea views. It has a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious lounge.
Stay at an exclusive 300-year-old holiday cottage on the beach, only 25 minutes north of Dublin Airport. These recently renovated cottages offer a luxurious and peaceful setting, with large organic flower gardens, an exceptional standard of accommodation, stunning views, fully fitted kitchens, and comfortable living areas.
The cottages can be enjoyed by families, couples, honeymooners - any one who wants a break from the hustle and bustle of modern living in an idyllic haven of peace.
Stay at a beautiful holiday apartment in Bettystown, Co. Meath, overlooking Bettystown Beach. This apartment is well appointed, with three bedrooms and a master bedroom en-suite with shower and bath. The apartment is located within a minute's walk of this lovely seaside resort's many amenities, including shops, cafes, restaurants, and Funtasia amusement park.
Abundant attractions within the area include Newgrange and the beautiful Boyne Valley.
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Lovingly restored by its owners, this luxury one-bed cottage in the seaside village of Bettystown, Co. Meath, provides an exceptionally high standard of accommodation with stunning views of the sea and the picturesque garden. The delightful interior features vaulted oak-beamed ceilings, solid oak flooring, and an impressive fireplace, as well as traditional Irish pine furniture and a fully fitted farmhouse-style kitchen with every modern convenience.
0.8km from Bettystown
This is an exclusive development of three-bedroom properties in a prime area close to Bettystown in County Meath. The elegant holiday homes are arranged in a courtyard setting and are the ideal base for a family holiday. Each holiday home is equipped to the highest standard, combining the old-world charm of rustic décor with modern facilities. Kitchens have ultra-modern cooking facilities and appliances including a dishwasher and microwave.
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