Some of the wonderful places you can go and see nearby with Pheasant Lane, your perfect base for discovering the real Ireland.

  • 2 mins walk : The Warty Well 
  • 4mins drive : Clonmellon , home of Marions café , REI takeaway and the Chinese & there is a Farmers Market once a month Sunday 11am to 1.30pm 
  • 5 mins drive : Killua Castle : The grounds are open to the public every Saturday 10am to 4pm
  • 9 mins drive : Ballinlough Castle : Home of the Body & Soul Festival 
  • 10 mins drive : The Girley Bog : 3.5 mile Eco trail
  • 12 mins drive : Clonabreany House , Wedding Venue 
  • 15 mins drive : Loughcrew Cairns : Megalithic Tombs with breathtaking views of 4 counties, older than Newgrange & the Pyramids. 
  • 16 mins drive : Kells is a heritage town where the world famous ‘The Book of Kells’ was written. Parts of the ancient monastery still exist including the round tower, the chapel as well as the wonderfully sculpted high crosses. Kells also has more modern features such as The Spire of Lloyd (a famine time folly which is a lighthouse 50km from the sea) and Headfort Golf Club with two top quality 18 hole courses 
  • 16 mins drive : Fore Abbey the picturesque ruins of an ancient abbey. Discover the 7 wonders of Fore as you walk around the sheltered safe pathway (approx 4kms), ideal for kids and buggies. Borrow our picnic blanket and picnic basket and bring a packed lunch. 
  • 17 mins drive : Oldcastle is a picturesque Irish village where you will find lovely pub grub in Caffreys , open every Thurs to Sunday. 
  • 17 mins drive : Sheridans Cheesemongers : Visit the home of Sheridans’ cheeses 
  • 23 mins drive : Mullaghmeen Forest : The largest beechwood plantation in Europe with smooth paths for cycling and walking and for pushing a buggy. The kids will love it! 
  • 25 mins drive : Tullynally Castle Gardens , open Thurs to Sunday 11am to 5pm 
  • 26 mins drive : Navan , the capital town of Meath , great for shopping ,theatre , cinema , swimming , horseracing if you want to avoid Dublin. 
  • 28 mins drive : Trim Castle , another historical gem. The main feature being the largest Norman castle in Ireland which was used by Mel Gibson for the movie Braveheart. There are super guided tours all day long in high season. A fabulous 5km river walk along the Boyne-ideal for kids. Water sports also available. 
  • 30 mins drive : Mullingar , the capital town of Westmeath , great for shopping ,theatre , cinema , swimming , greyhound racing if you want to avoid Dublin. 
  • Westmeath is known as the lake county there are many lakes nearby including Lough Bawn, Lough Lene, the mythical Derravaragh. These lakes are brimming with fish, particularly pike and some have small beaches suitable for swimming.
  • 31 mins drive : Hill of Tara , Visit the “ Stone of Destiny “ , the home of Irelands Ancient Kings 
  • 33 mins drive : Cavan County Museum , a Full size WW1 trench replica  
  • 33 min drive : Bective Abbey , medieval ruin , used as location for Braveheart and recently by Matt Damon 
  • 41 mins drive : Slane Castle & Distillery , the King of the outdoor concerts 
  • 42 mins drive : Emerald ( Tayto ) Park , home of Irelands only rollercoaster 
  • 44 mins drive : Bru Na Boinne Newgrange , the World Famous prehistoric monument, older than Stonehenge & the pyramids . Pre-Booking essential or else turn up first thing in the morning.  
  • 50 mins drive : National Aquatic Centre , Blanchardstown & Funtasia Waterpark , Drogheda 

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