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An aerial view of the Hill of Tara

Explore the area

Emerald Park is situated in the heart of the beautiful Boyne Valley in Ireland’s Ancient East. Why not make the most of your visit to Emerald Park and stay a little longer to take in the sights?

Explore what Ireland has to offer

After your visit to Emerald Park, why not stay a little longer to take in the sights?


Discover the beautiful Boyne Valley
From unforgettable food experiences to awe-inspiring historic monuments, you’ll love exploring all that the surrounding countryside has to offer. Tuck into delicious locally-produced food, throw yourself into white water rafting, visit magnificent gardens and try your hand at making your own gin.
Experience Ireland’s Ancient East
Travel back in time to an ancient monastic site, wander down the cobbled streets of a medieval town, embark on a lively walking tour and enjoy culinary experiences to remember.


Find great places to stay close to Emerald Park. These hotels have been assessed by Fáilte Ireland for quality assurance.

Pillo Hotel & Spa Ashbourne
The Pillo Hotel offers 4 star luxury with a modern and contemporary style and is just a 5 minute drive from Emerald Park.
Killeen Castle
Killeen Castle is the perfect family location to stay, dine and explore the Boyne Valley. Located 10 minutes from the Hill of Tara and 17 minutes from Emerald Park.
Conyngham Arms Hotel
Conyngham Arms Hotel, in the heart of Slane Village, located within a 20-minute drive of Emerald Park, the location also offers the perfect base to explore the Boyne Valley and Ireland’s Ancient East. Conyngham Arms is a boutique hotel offering great accommodation and an award-winning restaurant perfect to recharge after a full day of activities.
Boyne House, Slane
Nestled in the heart of Slane, Boyne House Slane invites you to experience a hidden gem where unforgettable moments come to life, the perfect destination for visiting Emerald Park, a 20-minute drive. The recently restored Manor House is set in its own gated grounds offers luxury accommodation, and our Coach House also offers Pet Friendly Rooms.
Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport
Clayton Hotel offers spacious family rooms, dining options for all ages and more. Located a 23 minute drive from Emerald Park, this hotel’s warm and friendly feel makes it a popular spot for guests.
City North Hotel
City North Hotel can be found in the Boyne Valley and has a variety of rooms and dining options. This hotel is just a 30 minute drive from Emerald Park and is ideally located to explore all that County Meath has to offer.
Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort
The Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort is one of the most desired luxury hotels in Ireland. Knightsbrook is located 30 minutes from Emerald Park making it an idyllic spot to unwind after a day of thrills and adventure.
Darnley Lodge Hotel
Situated in the centre of the historic town of Athboy, County Meath, and only 35kms from Emerald Park, The Darnley Lodge Hotel boasts a portfolio of 15 en-suite bedrooms including the stunning Jewel Suite. The Darnley Lodge Hotel has a great atmosphere to enjoy, and a warm welcome awaits all guests.
Fairways Hotel
The Fairways Hotel Dundalk, located just outside seaside village of Blackrock, Co. Louth, offers family stays with bunkbed and rooms sleeping families up to 5. Located just 40 minutes’ drive form Emerald Park, it’s the perfect base to explore Ireland’s Ancient East.

Food and drink

Discover delicious food destinations in the area suitable for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The Donkey Shed Restaurant
The Donkey Shed Restaurant is located in a converted barn 11km from Emerald Park. Ingredients are sourced from their onsite farm to create mouth-watering dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Snailbox Restaurant
The Snailbox Restaurant is just 3.9km from Emerald Park and a great choice for evening dining. With delicious food crafted using locally- sourced ingredients, this traditional Irish pub and restaurant will not disappoint.
Lemon Thyme Café
Lemon Thyme Café is a local establishment 3km from Emerald Park serving breakfast, light lunches and fresh homemade baked goods. It also has a gift shop and garden centre for you to enjoy.

Local attractions

There are many things to see and do in the area. Choose to immerse yourself in outdoor activities or visit some of our ancient, historic sites

Boyne Valley Activities
From land to water, kayaking to archery, Boyne Valley Activities is an amazing opportunity to get active and explore the beautiful Boyne Valley.
Hill of Tara
Take a free guided tour of the historic hills of Tara and explore the ancient sites of Ireland’s High Kings.
Trim Castle
Explore Ireland’s largest Anglo-Norman fortification via a guided tour or roam the castle grounds free of charge.