Standing over 21 acres of mature manicured lawns and gardens, Dunboyne Castle Hotel offers guests a peaceful oasis in very close proximity to Dublin’s City Centre, surrounding golf courses and Dublin Airport. Beautifully restored, the historic mansion, once home to the Lord of Dunboyne, today serves as one of Ireland’s foremost exclusive hotel destinations. Every detail within the Castle has been carefully considered, from its dazzling soaring interior to sumptuous soft furnishings and original modern artwork. The Castle also houses one of Ireland’s most exclusive Spas with facilities over three floors including a Hot Tub, 18 treatment rooms and a thermal pool.
The 145 guestrooms at Dunboyne Castle are wide, spacious and have been designed with the specific intention of striking the perfect balance between comfort and elegance. Flooded with natural light, all of the rooms have floor to ceiling windows, allowing each one a spectacular view either across the Castle landscape or over one of its manicured gardens.
All Guestrooms Feature:
Whether a grand occasion or a casual affair, our menus have been meticulously compiled to match every season and event, complemented by an extensive selection of wines individually chosen from vineyards around the World.
The Ivy Brasserie:
The Ivy Brasserie offers guests an innovative selection of modern international cuisine complemented by an extensive wine list, carefully selected from boutique vineyards. Set against views across the Castle landscape, the restaurant offers an intimate yet energetic atmosphere that has become very popular with returning guests and locals alike.
The Terrace Lounge:
A bright, airy, open space, the Terrace Lounge enjoys a shimmering conservatory matched with open air views across the castle landscape. A perfect setting to savour a post-conference wind-down drink, a zingy cocktail with some light snacks, or simply, some good old-fashioned afternoon tea.
The Sadlier Bar:
A relaxed, comfortable ambience in the early evening gives way to a buzzing, busy atmosphere by night – The Sadlier Bar has already been established not just with guests, but with locals as a fashionable place to meet for a drink.
The Cellar Bar:
The last stop for the night, the Cellar Bar is the Castle’s private bar; ideal for pre-dinner drinks, private parties and small dinner functions.
The Boyne Valley
On the Map: The Boyne Valley is a fairly large region located in the east of Ireland in County Meath. Only 30 minutes/ 20km north of Dublin City, the Boyne Valley is accessed via the N2 or N3 roads heading northwest from the city.
The Boyne Valley contains the largest and most decorated megalithic sites in all of Ireland and has been described as “the largest and most important expression of prehistoric megalithic art in Europe”. The large Megalithic sites were built over 5000 years ago between 3800 and 3200 BC, built before both Stonehenge in England and the great pyramids in Egypt. Within a three square mile radius in the Boyne Valley are grouped more than 30 prehistoric monuments including the great passage tombs and their satellite structures, standing stones, barrows and other enclosures. The great sites of the Boyne Valley include Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth, Loughcrew, Fourknocks and the Hill of Tara. Neolithic communities built these sites over earlier sacred spots and it is suspected that they were used for a combination of different purposes, including use as burial tombs, sacred temples and astronomical observatories. The nearby towns of Slane or Navan make ideal bases from which to explore the area.