From the foundation of the GAA on November 1st 1884, Meath has been involved and particularly noted for its contribution to Gaelic football.
12 counties entered for the first All-Ireland Championship and Meath was one of them. The first Meath County Final took place on 17th April 1887 and was won by Dowdstown who defeated Kells on a score line of 1nil. Thus Dowdstown represented Meath in the first All-Ireland Championship.
Team Training at CityNorth Hotel
- Match preparation
- Training camps
- Team building sessions
- Club and county presentation events
- Four star accommodation
- Adjacent to state-of-the-art sports campus
The 4 star CityNorth Hotel is a leading venue in Ireland’s north east, known for its professional event management & innovative team building packages.
Consider our highly accessible location just off Junction 7 on the M1with Dublin city centre, M50 motorway, the ‘roars’ of Croke Park…all less than a 30minute coach trip away and you will find a setting which is perfect for match-day trips and team training events.
It’s here that you will find a truly outstanding training facility at the brand new St Patrick’s GAA sports complex. The glorious Meath coastline is on our doorstep, ideal for outdoor training and calf-building runs on the beach.
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We have some superb racecourses in the area to offer any discerning horseman, investor or general interested passer by:
More info: http://www.fairyhouse.ie
35mins from CityNorth Hotel
More info: http://www.bellewstownraces.ie
15mins from CityNorth Hotel
More info: http://www.goracing.ie
The only officially approved beach racing in Europe
10mins from CityNorth Hotel
More info: http://www.navanracecourse.ie
30mins from CityNorth Hotel
As a sporting location, Meath has a great deal to offer.
National Hunt and Flat racing is regularly held at Fairyhouse (home of the Irish Grand National) and Bellewstown (for over 300yrs). Navan Racecourse is one of the finest possible tests for National Hunt horses. Laytown is a unique event where the horses race on the beach. There are many facilities for equestrian sport throughout the county.
For those wishing to enjoy the majesty of horseriding we are surrounded at CityNorth hotel by a myriad of excellent riding schools and general faculties as follows
Castle Hill Equestrian Centre
Julianstown, Co Meath - +353 (0)41 9829430
More info: http://www.gohorseriding.ie/
Approx. 10mins drive from hotel
Dunmoe Riding Academy
Navan, Co Meath - +353 (0)46 9024401
Approx. 30mins drive from hotel
Navan, Co Meath - +353 (0)46 9021736
More info: http://www.bachelorslodge.com/
Approx. 30mins drive from hotel
Borallion Riding Centre
Navan, Co Meath - +353 (0)46 9073688
Approx. 30mins drive from hotel
- Castle Hill Equestrian Centre
Golf in the North East Ireland
The 4* CityNorth hotel is tucked away in County Meath on Irelands East coast, yet right on Dublin’s doorstep and at the gateway to the world famous Boyne Valley.
Further to this we have some world class golf courses right on our doorstep - including Baltray, which is rated in Golf Digest's top 100 courses in the world and listed as "a hidden gem".
Play in Meath
Host County to The Solheim Cup 2011 and the Ladies Irish Open. Take a swing in Baltray, where Shane Lowry won the Irish Open in 2009 as an amateur! In fact, this region is home to some of the finest golf courses in all of Ireland including the challenging parklands at Royal Tara to the historic old links at Laytown and Bettystown.
There is enough variety for any golf enthuasiast and CityNorth Hotel guests will enjoy preferential rates at over 13 excellent courses in the area.
We offer 1 & 2 night packages, both of which include an evening meal and a round of golf on a choice of golf courses.
To arrange your package call us on 01 690 6666, and advise us of your preferred course and tee time.
See list of local golf courses below:
Baltray Golf Club, Co. Louth
More info: http://countylouthgolfclub.com/
30 mins from hotel
Seapoint Golf Club
More info: http://www.seapointgolflinks.com/
30 mins from hotel
Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club,
More info: http://www.landb.ie/
Approx 15 mins from hotel
Greenore Golf Club,
More info: http://www.greenoregolfclub.com/
55 mins from hotel
Royal Tara Golf Club,
More info: http://www.royaltaragolfclub.com/
40 mins from hotel
Dundalk Golf Club,
More info: /http://www.dundalkgolfclub.ie/
40 mins from hotel
- Kileen Castle
- Play in Meath
Meath is the 14th largest of Ireland’s 32 counties in area and the 13th largest in terms of population.
We have 10.4 km of coastline on the Irish Sea for your enjoyment.
Its only a small coastline, but the beaches at Bettystown, Laytown and Mornington are beautiful, sandy and have safe, shallow bathing. Laytown is famous for being the only approved and official beach racing in Europe.
Please Note: None of these beaches are Blue Flags areas.
Great care must be taken as there is not a life guard service available.
- Beaches are located within 15 minutes drive of CityNorth Hotel
The Táin Trail Cycling Route runs for approx. 365 miles (585 kilometres) from Royal Rathcroghan in the West across the very heart of Ireland to the Cooley Peninsula on the East Coast and back again.
The cycling route follows the route taken by the legendary characters in the epic tale of An Táin Bó Cuailgne (the Cattle Raid of Cooley). The cycling trail retraces their steps as closely as possible and along its route are dotted many historical and heritage sites through Co. Roscommon, Co. Longford, Co. Westmeath, Co. Meath and Co. Louth.
The trail is fully signposted with distinctive brown bull finger-post signs, as well as pictorial maps in key towns along the route.
Bike Hire in County Meath:
Newgrange Bike Hire
Dowth, County Meath,
Tel: +353 (0)86 0695771
- Newgrange Bike Hire
The Boyne River rises near Edenderry, in County Offaly and flows in a northeasterly direction for 70 miles before entering the Irish Sea at Drogheda.
This is one of Ireland's premier game fisheries and both the main channel and the tributaries offer a wide range of angling, from spring salmon and grilse to sea trout and extensive brown trout fishing.
Between peaceful Navan and Drogheda, the river Boyne meanders in impressive loops and bends. It is a picturesque paradise of lush meadows, green hills, forests and fields.
The prime salmon angling water is now to be found between Navan and Drogheda. The river gets a run of big three-sea-winter salmon. The first fish are usually caught between Slane and Navan, while from July onwards; the grilse fishing is mostly confined to the fisheries below Slane. If the river floods in September, there can be excellent salmon fishing from Drogheda to Navan, and good fishing up to Trim and beyond.
All legitimate fishing methods are allowed for salmon. Spinning is the most popular method for spring fish, followed by worm and shrimp. The Devon spinners are popular and the most commonly used flies are Black Goldfinch, Garry Dog, Hairy Mary, Blue Charm and Thunder and Lightning.
There are superb stocks of wild brown trout in the river Boyne and its tributaries. The best advice is to concentrate on the fast steamy water and the glides and to avoid the deep flats, which hold only occasional large trout.
Some spots to research if you are planning a fishing trip or interested in simply trying your hand at the sport:
Rathbeggan Lakes Angling Centre and Family Park
Dunshaughlin, Co Meath
Tel: +353 (0)1 8240197
Approx. 40 mins drive
Boyne Valley Fishery
Navan, Co Meath
Tel: +353 (0)46 9073375
Approx. 30mins drive
- Rathbeggan Lakes Angling Centre and Family Park
“The Zone” is over 56,000 sq ft and is a purpose built Extreme Activity Centre located in Mullaghboy Industrial Estate, Navan Co. Meath just 40 minutes from CityNorth Hotel.
With two floors of action, The Zone houses Indoor Karting, Indoor & Outdoor Paintball, Archery, Pool Tables, Air Hockey Tables, Simulators and Computer Games, Coffee, Lunch and refreshments.
So whether you feel like racing with some friends, or you are planning a party or a special occasion then look no further than The Zone for an action packed day out!
- For more information: http://www.thezone.ie/default.asp
- 35 minutes drive from CityNorth Hotel
Meath/Louth Sports Venues:
For a complete list of venues in Meath County see:
- For major sporting events in our area and in Dublin, we often build packages including overnights etc.
Guests can enjoy great value with our HOTEL & TRANSPORT PACKAGES for all sports events available throughout the year, including venues such as Aviva Stadium, the RDS, CROKE PARK and other sports venues in Dublin.
Park your car (free of charge) at CityNorth hotel, enjoy a bite to eat in the Tar Lounge and simply step onto the luxury Matthews coach which departs from the hotels main entrance, dropping you to the Croke Park for Sporting and Concert Events
Transfers to Dublin
Matthews Coaches depart CityNorth Hotel at 4.45pm and leave the City at 11.30pm.
Non resident return coach transfers cost: €12 (payable directly to the driver).
For more information contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Driving to Dublin
For those driving to a Dublin venue, the Port Tunnel is merely 20 minutes by car from CityNorth Hotel providing quick and direct access to Dublin city centre in less than 30 minutes.
- For a complete list of venues in Meath County see:
Teambuilding & Corporate Events
We can arrange teambuilding activities both on site and off-site within easy reach of the CityNorth hotel in Meath.
For activities which are not located at the hotel, transport to the venue can be arranged. Options available are for small or large groups and range from short refresher breaks to outdoor teambuilding challenges. Please call us on 01 690 6666 for more information.
Our partners can also help to choose activities that will meet your company's specific needs and conference schedule. Programmes are tailor made in conjunction with your group dynamic.
Xtreme.ie at Cortlough
Located just 15 minutes from the Hotel
Xtreme.ie’s Teambuilding and Teamwork Events are second to none!
Whatever type of Team Building Event you have in mind, they can tailor-make a unique team event to meet all your needs and objectives.
An impressive range of have an impressive range of Team Building Activities are available.
Get in touch today and let us show you why they are the best in the country.
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- Xtreme.ie at Cortlough
Fresh air, green rugged fields, the crystal waters of the Boyne River, friendly & engaging people ... discover why Meath is a great place to explore on foot.
Arriving to CityNorth Hotel, guests could be forgiven for thinking of the hotel in terms only of its easy and direct accessibility via the M1 Motorway. However do not let our convenient location and modern building exterior mislead you into overlooking the rich cultural hinterland which lies to the west side and in fact all around the hotel!
CityNorth Hotel is very fortunate to lie at the gateway to this famous Boyne Valley Region, with the glorious Meath coastline nearby. Dublin is only a short trip away for guests who might also want to take in a visit to the Capital City.
However, closer to home and within paces of the hotel… starting from the hotels front door in fact, our guests will delight in the fascinating hidden heritage which lies immediately around us.
See hidden heritage trails
- Enjoy an audio guided trail in the local areas of Stamullen & Gormanston
- Avail of the insightful knowledge of our local historian (advanced booking essential)
- Bicycle hire available for those who want a faster pace
- Explore further a field using the hotels pre-loaded SatNav itinerary
- Enjoy a pre-packed gourmet picnic (advanced booking essential)
Choose from two trails - One which takes you to Stamullen village and into St Patricks Medieval Church ruins. The other takes you left at the end of the hotel path and into the rural area around Gormanston.
Further information on both routes can be found using our new heritage trail map which is available at the hotels reception.
These local heritage trails last for between 1 hour to 90 minutes each …and of course with advance notice, we are happy to arrange a personally guided tour with our local historian…for a very reasonable fee.
More info: http://www.meath.ie/