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Looking for a rural retreat holiday in Ireland?  A stay in Fordstown could be an ideal choice for you. Surrounded by pastures and unspoilt countryside, Fordstown offers visitors plenty of rural charm. Located within the County of Meath, this part of Ireland is renowned for its rich history and historical sites and is also conveniently close to the cosmopolitan city of Dublin. Experience the peace and tranquillity of the Irish countryside and combine this with the sights and sounds of Dublin for the best of both worlds on a cottage holiday.

What Fordstown offers for Self-Catering Breaks

As a small village, Fordstown really does offer visitors the chance to get away from it all and take it easy on a self-catering break. For shops and pubs, the larger town of Kells is just 4 miles away. Kells has its own tourist information centre which you can freely access during opening hours for leaflets and information about this historical town and local area. Kells is a heritage town and as such is home to some fascinating historical and medieval buildings.  Well worth a visit is Kells Abbey with its round tower and five important historical high Celtic crosses depicting Christian biblical stories. The original use of the 11th century round tower is hotly disputed. The town is also famous for The Book of Kells, a beautiful illuminated manuscript which dates from the 9th century.  A perfect copy of the book can be seen in the town's Heritage Centre and the original is now housed at Trinity College in Dublin.

When enjoying a self-catering holiday in Fordstown why not take a day trip to the city of Dublin and discover the original Book of Kells as well as a wide assortment of other attractions? Dublin is just 41 miles from Fordstown and easily accessible for a day out. With its riverside setting, historical buildings, bars, restaurants and café society, Dublin comes highly recommended for a memorable day out.

After a fun-filled day out in Dublin, return to the oasis that is Fordstown for more relaxation and peaceful times. There are plenty of outdoor activities in Meath for those who enjoy country living. There is an equestrian centre at nearby Kells and for golf lovers Kells Headfort Golf Club has a wonderful 36 hole complex.  Located beside the 18th century World Heritage Headfort House, the course is surrounded by ancient trees and lush countryside.  It is said to to be one of Ireland's most scenic golf courses.

For walks in a beautiful setting, don’t miss Grove Gardens and Open Farm in Fordstown. Here you can discover beautiful gardens along with an open farm where children can feed the animals. This Open Farm can be a brilliant day out for families holidaying in Meath.
Choose Fordstown in Meath to truly get away from it all and for relaxing in the Irish countryside. When it comes to finding good quality accommodation choose from farm cottages, rural retreat cottages and even log cabins nestled in the countryside. Whatever your needs, we hope you find an ideal place to stay in Meath on Country Cottages Online.

Whether you choose to book a holiday cottage in Fordstown, an apartment, a lodge or another type of self-catering holiday accommodation, we hope you have your best holiday yet in Meath.

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