Meath & Dublin Attractions

Onsite Activities


Riverside Walk

With its stunning views and fresh crisp air, it the perfect opportunity to appreciate our stunning surrounding along the Blackwater River.

Estate Parkland

Perfect for your little ones to let off some energy and enjoy the outdoorson our 120 acres of parkland.

Fairy Trail

We have had some very special guests checked-in to the hotel recently and are now living in our enchanted woodland. The fairies do welcome visitors into the woodland but they can be shy and may not appear by themselves. However, sometimes you may catch a glimpse of them as they go about their day so keep your eyes peeled to catch a glimpse of the magic

Leisure Centre

Our Leisure Centre features a 20m swimming pool with separate kid’s pool, outdoor hot tub, sauna and steam room.

Bike Hire

Enjoy a cycle ride around The Johnstown Estate with views the Black Water River and why not venture a little further and enjoy the Royal Canal Walkway located close to the hotel.


Our custom-built playground is ideal for your little ones to get hours of fun in our bright and airy green area located at the back of our self-catering lodges.

Ireland's longest off-road cycle route: Over 100km between Maynooth and Athlone

The route starts in Maynooth just 20 kms away from The Johnstown Estate, from there you travel along the Royal Canal Greenway for over 60km to Mullingar.

Just west of Mullingar you can continue along the Royal Canal on to the River Shannon at Clondra which is just over another 50km, and before Clondra is a short sub-10km branch to Longford and then onto Athlone.

There’s load of different options for day trips or easy multi day cycles.


Attractions in Meath


Tayto Park

Tayto Park is a fun-filled park which is one of the first of its kind in Ireland with over 100 attractions. At Tayto Park, they have an abundance of facilities to make your visit to them more enjoyable. The park and play area guarantees hours of fun for all the family.

Base Entertainment Centre

Is perfect for a family day out! Featuring a huge Soft-Play area, Space Bumpers, 8 bowling lanes, American style diner, Laser maze and many more exciting amusements there is something for all ages, all under the one roof.

Lullymore Heritage Park

Lullymore is set on 60 acres of breath-taking landscape and explores Irish heritage, culture and environment with woodland/peatland trails, gardens and exhibitions. It’s also a great place for the little ones with a state of the art indoor forest-themed play centre, outdoor play area with crazy golf, pet farm and train trips. Experience a 9,000-year journey through landmark periods of Irish history – the past truly comes to life with the Parks interactive multi-media, replica dwellings and exhibitions.

Wallaby Woods 

Wallaby Woods is a family run Open Farm set in 16 acres of woodland incorporating a number of water features. With 35 species to see and lots of activities on offer, it is a wonderful experience for all ages.

Donadea Forest Park

There are many historical features including the remains of the castle, walled gardens, church, tower, ice house, boat house and Lime Tree Avenue. There is also a 2.3-hectare lake with ducks and other birds and a wonderful display of water-lilies in the summer.

Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens

The Irish National Stud, the Japanese Gardens and the St.Fiachra's commemorative Garden all are icons of scenic and panoramic views and continue to amaze the visitors since their opening. The premier aim of the National Stud was to provide class stallions to the Tully farm. The Japanese gardens are a living monument of the East meeting the West on Western ground. The St.Fiachra's garden was created in commemoration by the National Stud for St. Fiachra to celebrate the millennium.

Trim Castle

 Trim Castle is a Norman castle on the south bank of the River Boyne in Trim, County Meath, Ireland. it is the largest Norman castle in Ireland. 

Bective Abbey 

Bective Abbey is a Cistercian abbey on the River Boyne in Bective, County Meath, Ireland. The abbey was founded in 1147, and the remaining structure and ruins primarily date to the 15th century.

Hill Of Tara 

The Hill of Tara is a hill and ancient ceremonial and burial site near Skryne in County Meath, Ireland. According to tradition, it was the inauguration place and seat of the High Kings of Ireland, and it also appears in Irish mythology.


Oldbridge is a townland near Drogheda in County Meath, Ireland. The area is home to the Boyne Navigation, the Battle of the Boyne Interpretive Centre and the Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge.

Enfield Canal Walkway

An easy half day walk from Enfield to Longwood, Meath passing Hill of Down a townland in County Meath. 


Attractions in Dublin


Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the world but has gone through an impressive metamorphosis over the last decade. The most recent addition is the Kaziranga Forest Trail, a wonderful new habitat for the zoo's breeding herd of Asian elephants.

National Aquatics Centre

AquaZone, at the National Aquatic Centre, is one of the most innovative water parks in Europe. A whole host of exciting features ensures that there is lots of family fun, thrills – and something for everyone.

The Dublin Wax Museum

The National Wax Museum Plus is an exciting interactive visitor attraction located in the heart of Dublin's city centre Temple Bar district and just off Dame Street. The museum is housed over four floors and 13,000 square feet in a historic Foster Place landmark building, previously the home for Ireland's gold store and arms at the turn of the last century.

National Botanic Gardens

Established in 1705 by the Royal Dublin Society, the National Botanic gardens are an asset of plant species. The garden, stretching over an area of 19.5 hectares is home to at least 20,000 plant species and is a constant source of amazement for all the visitors.

Guinness Storehouse

The adventure starts as soon as you enter the giant building the Guinness Storehouse is an experience of a lifetime and not to be missed. Go down the historical trail of the origin of Guinness, world's best-loved beer and indulge yourself in the sheer joy of seeing the process of this best-loved beer. The Guinness experience is one that's not to be overlooked.

Irish Museum of Modern Art

The Irish Museum of Modern Art is Ireland's leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art.

National Concert Hall

The National Concert Hall is one of Dublin's premier venues. No matter what your interest in music, the National Concert Hall has events throughout the year to suit your tastes.

Trinity College

The Book of Kells dates from circa 800 AD and is one of the most beautiful illuminated manuscripts in the world, comprised of richly decorated texts of the gospels in Latin. More than half a million visitors flock to Trinity College Dublin each year to view the Book of Kells.

Croke Park

Lasting approximately 90 minutes, the Sky Line tour at Croke Park features a specially- designed walkway suspended above the Croke Park pitch, offering a view of Ireland’s most famous arena from a completely different angle. There are five viewing platforms on the 0.6km rooftop walkway. Admission includes a multilingual audio guide and admission to the GAA Museum.

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