Our Top ten things to do in Meath for the Easter holidays with the Family
Trim and Navan are set for a €2M boost to their local economy. The Irish National Darts Organisation and the Cusack Hotel Group have signed a significant three-year deal. Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort in Trim has announced that it has signed contracts with the INDO which will see up to 10,000 Dart Competitors travel to the Resort for the 2021,2022 and 2023 for the National Darts Championships. Knightsbrook Resort will host the Main Inter Counties Championships in February and B Inter Counties Championship in April each year. Hotel General Manager, Patrick Curran announced this will be a tremendous boost to Cusack Hotels and the wider Meath economy to have these prestigious dart events come to our county. Sister Property, Newgrange Hotel in Navan have also secured the Youth’s Inter Counties Darts Championships in March during the same three years.
Summer has arrived in the Boyne Valley and with it the longer evenings, with hopefully plenty more sunshine. More often than not the last thing we want to do in the evening is to go home and slave over a hot stove, or sit in the staff canteen at lunch time eating the tenth cheese and ham sandwich of the month. Well we have great news for you! Rowleys pub in the Newgrange Hotel have got amazing new specials for every day of the week that will not break the bank.
It’s one of the most important parts of your wedding day. Capturing the special moments that you can look back on to remind you of the best day of your life. Ireland is lucky in that it is full of great photographers. But what should you be looking for when you choose a photographer? Here are our top 5 tips.
‘Navan Choral and Instrumental Festival’ was founded in 1979 and this year celebrates 40 years of Choral excellence. Having started as a one-day event, it has now grown to a magnificent seven-day Festival. Over the years it has created a significant cultural footprint, and nationally, the Festival has carved out an enviable reputation for musical excellence and quality performance
The Newgrange Hotel has been offering good food and service to the people of Navan and beyond for over 20 years now and this summer they are teaming up with Tara Walker of the East Coast Cookery school to bring you an evening of food demonstration and tips and a sumptuous 3 course meal from Head Chef- Eddie O’Neill.
Are you always worried about what you should be doing for Valentines? Are you afraid that you might not always be getting it right or do you really want to impress this year? These are our 5 things to do for Valentines in Co Meath this year.
On Friday night the 23rd of November, the Newgrange Hotel played host to the 2018 Meath Business and Tourism awards. These prestigious awards are organised every year in association with the Meath Chronicle and all entrants must go through a rigorous judging system to make it to the finals.
Halloween is over and the evenings are getting darker and darker- Christmas can’t be too far away! One of the things that nearly everyone looks forward to is the staff Christmas party night out, or a night out with a gang of friends. But who organises the night? How will we pay for it or how do we even choose where we are going? Fear not- here is our top 5 tips to make you Christmas party night ready!
The weather has definitely started to get colder and couples all over Ireland have just got engaged or are thinking of getting engaged on the run up to Christmas. Any time of the year is a special time if you are getting a ring on your finger. Winter time is becoming increasingly popular to celebrate your big day and you cannot beat the romance of a cosy Irish winter wedding. In this month’s blog we are sharing with you are top five trends for Winter Weddings in Ireland.
The top 5 things to do in Meath this Halloween The Kids are back at school, we can feel the weather getting a bit chillier and people have already started mentioning Christmas shopping! In a few short weeks the kids will be off school again for a week for mid term- so what do you do to entertain them? Here we have complied a list of 5 things for you to do in the home of the Spirits of Halloween festival- County Meath.
Last Wednesday the 22nd of August the finalists were announced for the Hotel and Catering review Gold Medal awards. Now in their 30th year the awards are recognised as the leading independent awards programme for the hospitality industry. The awards feature 13 categories for the hotel industry alone and the Newgrange Hotel in Navan has been awarded a place in the final.
The excitement is building here in Navan for the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018, being held over the road in Drogheda. The town is set to host over 400,000 people from across Ireland and the world for the biggest Irish Music and dance event in the world. From the 12th to the 19th of August people will be flocking to the Boyne Valley to hear the best in Irish music, dance, storytelling and singing.
It’s the summer and we are all thinking of places to visit for a weekend away or maybe a longer break with the kids. Somewhere that is easy to get to, good value for money and with plenty activities to keep everyone entertained. Look no further than Co Meath and Navan! Navan is situated right in the middle of Irelands Ancient East and the Boyne Valley. But it’s not all about history and castles. This region has so much to offer whether you are travelling with kids, as a group of friends or in a couple. Think Kayaking down the river Boyne, tasting the new whiskey at Slane distillery, watching the kids travel down the zip line at Rathbeggan lakes or tasting some of the local produce in one of the local hotels.
Unless you have been living under a rock over the past six months you will be familiar with the hype and excitement caused by the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement in November last year and very soon afterwards confirmed their wedding would be held in May 2018. Granted the newly engaged couple would have had an entire staff of people to look after their wedding plans- we have put together a few pointers on how you could recreate some parts of their day and have your own Irish Royal twist in the Royal County of Meath.
Top 5 Activities to put on the bucket list for Co Meath in 2018 The few days of glorious sunshine in April has really got us excited for the summer to get here. So on those dreary days in between we have come up with the top 5 activities to tick off your bucket list in Meath this year. All of these activities are based a short drive from The Newgrange Hotel in Co Meath also. Perfect for somewhere to stop for lunch on your roadtrip or even to stay the night when visiting Co Meath.
This coming April the Newgrange Hotel will celebrate an amazing 20 years in business on Bridge street in Navan. On the 03rd April 1998 the Cusack family opened the doors to a brand new 32 bedroom hotel (more rooms were added in the 2000’s) and to a hospitality tradition that would sew the seeds of a hotel group in the coming years.
The 28th September 2017 saw the Newgrange Hotel in Navan host an evening of new food, wine and cocktail options in their Bridge restaurant. Guests were treated to the beautiful sounds of Cathal Dolan, enjoyed a sample of cocktails and wines from the new drinks menu, and savoured the amazing food on offer.
We are eagerly anticipating having the world’s biggest traditional Irish music festival right on our doorstep in August this year! Read more about the week-long, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (or ‘All Ireland Music Festival’) in our latest blog.
Destination weddings are so popular these days they’re even making movies about them! So, what's making destination weddings so ‘on trend’ right now? This blog takes a look at some of the general reasons for couples opting for this type of wedding.
So, you’re heading to a business conference in Co. Meath soon and need tips for what to do while you’re here? Meath is good for a number of outdoor activities, and there’s lots to keep you busy during your breaks. Here’s our list of top leisure activities in Meath to add to your travel itinerary.
Panicking – it’s definitely NOT the thing you want to be doing while planning your destination wedding. Because, while there are some very good and natural calming remedies on the market these days, and you’ll be able to laugh about all the trauma in years to come, wedding planning is meant to be more enjoyed than suffered through. Right?
Ireland is swimming in interesting tales and folklore. From Druids and gods to noblemen, queens and knights. But what do they all have in common? Besides the rolling hills of Ireland, there is one beast that has stood by their side – the horse. Thoroughbred horse racing and breeding history dates back centuries and is an integral feature in Irish culture and history.
Irish folklore in Meath stems from the medieval times of the Iron Age Celts and is deeply rooted in Gaelic mythology and Pagan and Celtic beliefs. Dotted across the countryside outside of Navan are the remnants of early buildings, hill forts and secret passage tombs that point to an earlier era of Irish history, making the area an exciting setting for learning about authentic Irish mythology at its roots.
The Solstice Arts Centre offers insight and opportunities into the world of performance, community and self-expression in Ireland. From pieces inspired by world-famous actors, to classes for small children, this central hub boasts the well-kept secret of Irish creativity.
When October rolls around, one of the best things to do in Meath is attend a spooky Halloween event, and the Haunted Spooktacular Halloween event at Grove Gardens in Kells is one of them. If you are looking for an event that is full of laughter, smiles and good times - then this is not the place for you. If you prefer terror, extreme fear and plenty of scares - then welcome.
Cusack Homes residential development at Knightsbrook on Trim's Dublin Road. This development is a new concept in lifestyle developments, incorporating the superb new 4* Knightsbrook Hotel and a beautifully designed Christy O'Connor Jnr Championship golf course, all set amid 186 acres of mature rolling parkland.
Newgrange Hotel is part of the Cusack Hotel Group, and as our guest, you are free to enjoy services offered by our partnering hotels. If you would like to enjoy a swim, you can travel to Knightsbrook Hotel, also part of the Cusack Hotel Group, which is approximately ten minutes away from us. It sports a fantastic 17 meter deck-level indoor pool that is perfect for relaxing in or exercising.
An Irish themed wedding menu is a traditional yet contemporary choice for many couples. The meals included are unique, and can be outstanding if prepared correctly. From stews that encourage a good old family feast to delicious desserts that please the guests’ sweet tooth, the Celts definitely have a keen sense of taste.