The Top 5 things to do in Trim this Christmas

Halloween is over and before you know it the shops will be blasting out the Christmas music and you will be writing up your Christmas shopping list. A lot of us forget that Christmas and the holiday season is also about spending time with friends and family. Catching up with friends that you may not have seen since last year, spending time with family that have been good to you over the year and relaxing and enjoying yourself when you have some time off.

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Trim Trad Festival is the place to be this October Bank holiday.

The excitement is building in Trim this week ahead of the very first Trim Trad Festival. The Festival is happening over the bank holiday weekend from the 26th of October to the 29th of October inclusive. Trim is already well known for its other festivals such as The Salmon of Knowledge Festival and Trim Haymaking festival and with the addition of this Traditional Irish music event, Trim is certainly being put on the map as a town alive with activity and music as well as its heritage history.

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The Castle Arch Hotel wins Pride of Place award in Trim

Last Thursday the 27th of September, Trim municipal council held their Pride of Place awards at Trim GAA club. Businesses and volunteer organisations from around the area had entered various different categories including best shop front, best heritage, volunteer of the year and many more. The purpose of the competition is to acknowledge the work being done every day by communities all over the island of Ireland. Since the competition commenced the judges have met hundreds of thousands of people, all of whom are proud of their place

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The best spot for Breakfast or Brunch in Trim!

It’s the most important meal of the day and more often than not it’s the one meal that we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about. Breakfast come’s in many forms in every household. A lot of us eat it while on the run in the morning, those of us that are organised will sit down and have it with family and some of us have a banana and a cereal bar in the car!

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All new inclusive wedding packages at the Castle Arch Hotel

Planning a wedding is one of the busiest, sometimes stressful job you will ever do whether you are a bride or a groom! Once the ring is on the finger there are so many decisions to be made- when will we get married? How big of a wedding should we have? Should we have a church or civil ceremony? There are so many things to consider. This month the Castle Arch Hotel have launched a new all- inclusive package that will make planning the day a lot easier. King Johns Package.

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The best place in Ireland for a staycation this summer!

The best place in Ireland for a staycation this summer. The sun is out and Met Eireann have just announced that the hottest summer in 40 years is here. Instead of hopping in a plane and flying out of our amazing country why not stay and get to see more of our beautiful Island in the sunshine. In our opinion the best place to go visiting is Trim in County Meath. Here are our top 5 reasons to visit beautiful Trim this summer.

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Our top five hen party ideas for 2018

If you are lucky enough to be asked to be a bridesmaid in your lifetime then you will know how hard it is to organise a hen party. If you are a bride planning a wedding you want to make sure your bridesmaids are organising a good day or weekend out for all of your friends. Gone is the day of going for a meal and a few drinks- the hen weekend is the way to go. One or two nights is always expected but how do you entertain 10+ girls? Here is our top 5 Hen Party ideas for 2018. You’re welcome!

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7 top wedding trends for 2018

As far as wedding fashion, food and photography go, there are a few key trends emerging to take note of for wedding planning in 2018. Here are our top seven inspiring finds.

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Nigel Connell to preform at the Castle Arch Hotel in April and June!

Last October the Castle Arch Hotel launched their new gastro style Bar and Restaurant menu for the Arch Bar and Restaurant. The new food and drinks menu has gone down an absolute treat with guests and locals alike, so much so that the hotel has decided to offer specials nights to complement both! The Hotel has now announced yet another addition to its offerings- A night with Nigel Connell in the Arch Bar on the 12th of April and the 14th June. A three course dinner on the night with a bottle of wine is only €60 per couple. And you can listen to the beautiful sounds of Nigel Connell afterwards also!

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Top 7 things to look for in a wedding venue

If you're planning a wedding in Ireland, you'll be spoiled for choice when selecting a venue. From Dublin to Galway, Cork to Belfast, there's an abundance of magical settings to choose from for your perfect Irish wedding. So how do you settle on the right spot for your special day? Here's a list of the top things to look out for...

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Enjoy St Patrick’s Day in Trim Co. Meath like an Irish local!

Have you ever longed to wear a leprechaun hat, dress up in green and celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Ireland like a true Irish local? If so, you’ll want to be in Trim, Co. Meath, on the 17th March this year to join in on all the fun, festive activities.

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Top event ideas for conferencing in Meath

Isn’t it great that, in this day and age, business conferences and events don’t need to be boring or stuffy affairs? So far, trends emerging from global meetups and conferences in 2017 include the use of unique venues and themes, creative breakaway sessions and engaging activities to draw and involve conference attendees.

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Escape to the Country over Easter with our exciting Family Package Deals!

What’s not to love about an Easter Weekend getaway to the idyllic setting of Trim, Co. Meath? The Castle Arch Hotel has some exciting Easter hotel deals on offer for families over the school break, so if you’ve been thinking of doing something special for Easter with the family, have a look at these two package deals...

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Explore the History of Vikings in Ireland

Did you know that it was the Vikings in Ireland who actually established the city of Dublin? Dublin eventually became the largest trading city for the Viking world in the 8th and 9th century. There are many Irish towns still standing today that have their foundations in the history of these fearless Norse and Scandinavian invaders.

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Discover the maritime history of Ireland

Visitors to Ireland with an appetite for maritime history and heritage will relish learning more about our country’s unique naval traditions and records. As an island nation, with over 35 sea ports dotted around our coastline, Ireland has long enjoyed a strong connection to the sea.

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3 fun activities for the kids over the Christmas season

If you missed Trim’s Christmas Market on the 1-3rd December this year - no fear! There’s a host of family activities on the cards for the Boyne Valley/ Co. Meath area this festive season. Holiday makers visiting the region will be happy to know your family entertainment needs have been catered for, with numerous ‘Santa experiences' lined up for you across the county.

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Sacred Sites in Ireland

Rich in Celtic history that tells tales of Kings, Queens, Druids, Vikings, epic battles and Knights, there’s a host of sacred sites in Ireland that are waiting to be explored. From castles on hill tops, to ancient rivers and tombs that have no known date of origin, Ireland is undeniably an incredible destination to explore - filled to the brim with history, points of interest and wonder.

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School holiday activities in Ireland

There’s no denying that some of the best memories are made on family breaks. Whether you’re travelling abroad or having a ‘stay-cation’ (i.e. holiday at home), time together with your loved ones is never wasted.

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Our top 5 reasons to have a destination wedding in Ireland

When planning a wedding the most popular thing to do in Ireland is to get married in the local church or Hotel and have the celebrations at the same venue that possibly all your friends and family have celebrated. This can be the best option for a lot of couples but choosing a destination wedding in Ireland is becoming more and more popular for these very reasons.

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Luxury Accommodation for Family Holidays

The Castle Arch Hotel is the ideal holiday accommodation for families of all sizes. Our family holiday packages are unique in offering deluxe and luxury options so you can relax in style when you’re not busy enjoying the myriad of fun activities on offer.

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Four Reasons you should get married in Meath

Weddings are a regular on the list of things to do in Meath for tourists from around the globe. If you’re looking for abundant romance, old world charm, scenic beauty that will take your breath away and all the amenities and luxury you could possibly need, Meath is bound to electrify you.

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Castle Arch News - Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival

If you have booked your luxury hotel accommodation to enjoy the Solheim Cup in Meath in September and are looking for more events - then you have come to the right place. Once you have had your fill of golfing action for the day, why not check out the Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival? The event will run from 18-25 September and promises a fusion of food, folk, and fun. What better way to get to mingle with the locals and enjoy true Irish culture? Known as the "Friendliest Village in the World", you can look forward to a packed festival programme which includes a craft and heritage village, an international food village and a trade village.

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Are there any golf courses near a hotel in Meath?

If you’ve decided to holiday in Ireland and just happen to be an avid golf lover – you’ll no doubt be searching for the perfect tee-off spot for your golfing expedition. Luckily for you, this beautiful country is known for its lovely lush scenery, old world heritage and immaculately maintained golf courses.

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Book a hen party youll never forget with Castle Arch

With reviews like ‘amazing value for money’, ‘the staff were lovely, so friendly and helpful’ and ‘this is now firmly one of my favourites’, it’s easy to see why Castle Arch Hotel is fast becoming the destination of choice for anyone looking to plan a memorable hen party. We take all the stress out of planning a perfect day and have brilliant packages on offer that are tailor made to ensure your experience is seamlessly perfect from beginning to end. Each package includes:

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Castle Arch is crowned King by Inspire Magazine

The Castle Arch was recently honoured with a visit from Inspire Magazine’s dining critic, Michael Grace. He delivered a stellar review on our establishment, which included praise for our highly-skilled staff and his fondness for our “retro” menu options. Through hard work and an unfailing commitment to serve all guests well, we are proud to re-emerge as strong competition against the many hotels in Trim, Ireland.

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Do's and Don'ts of Garden Weddings

Outdoor marriage ceremonies are truly enchanting. They enable couples to get really creative with decorations and themes. There are, however, a few things to bear in mind when going this route, as some aspects are not included in wedding packages or traditional planning books.

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Why you should have your winter wedding in Ireland

There is an air of mysterious elegance about having a winter wedding. The trick is choosing the right destination, though. You’ll need to decide on exactly what kind of aesthetic you’re looking to incorporate into your special day and then find the perfect venue to match. If you’re envisioning a snowy and enchanting affair, then Ireland is the ideal country to consider for this unforgettable experience.

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Romantic Getaway in Ireland

If you’re in need of a romantic getaway with your significant other, look no further than the Castle Arch Hotel. Not only does an Irish holiday experience place you in a country that’s rich in history, but you’ll also be able to spend your holiday in the lap of luxury.

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Battle of Trim | ALMC Motor Club

ALMC Motor Club have today (Sunday 22nd May) officially launched the 2016 Smartpart ALMC Stages Rally at the rally launch held in the Castle Arch Hotel, Trim.

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Castle Arch News - Conference Tips

You've chosen Castle Arch as your conference venue in Meath and are gearing up for the event of the year. The problem is, you don't have much conference planning expertise and are worried that others aren't going to be blown away with the experience. Don't worry, Castle Arch isn't just about luxury hotel accommodation, we also employ experienced and professional staff who can assist when it comes to both conferences and weddings. We will make sure that the venue is up to your standards and makes the right first impression, but the content you provide to your guests is up to you. To further help our customers, here is a list of some of the best tips to follow when planning a conference:

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Castle Arch News - Discover Meath Christmas Fair

As we approach the festive season, a variety of things to do in Meath are being planned, and the Castle Arch Hotel is ever close to the action. Come the end of November each year, residents and visitors alike flock to the spectacular “Discover Meath Christmas Fair” which always promises to be the event of the season. This is an annual event in the area never ceases to enchant, entertain and delight guests.

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Castle Arch News - Christmas in Lullymore Heritage Park

If you are ready to enjoy hotel accommodation in Meath during December and are looking for something to do for Christmas that is in or around the area, then why not consider Christmas in Lullymore Heritage Park? Lullymore will be sculpted into a winter wonderland offering tons of family fun. You can also look forward to some entertaining guests throughout the event, making it suitable for people of all ages. Children will be excited by the prospect of being able to visit Santa's Tree House. They can also check out Santa's workshop where the friendly elves will be hard at work to prepare all of the beautiful presents for Christmas Eve.

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What’s Happening in Meath?

The summer holidays are fast approaching, which means taking time off work or having the kids at home all day from school. However, finding a form of entertainment during summer is an easy task as there are several events and festivals in Meath that can keep your 2017 calendar full. Whether you’re a fitness addict, enjoy the theatre or looking for something for your little ones to do, Ireland is the place to be.

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What to do while staying at Castle Arch?

Castle Arch Hotel is ideally situated in the picturesque County Meath, in the province of Leinster, Ireland. Meath has a plethora of historical sites to visit, including some of the most famous castles in Ireland, many of which are only a short drive away from Castle Arch Hotel.

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Wedding Menu Samples

We at Castle Arch know that weddings are a time of discovery. Whether it’s your dress, the décor or trying out menu samples, you start to explore options you never even knew existed. Instead of seeing this as a period of stress or tension, why not enjoy the experiences that come with the beauty of marriage?

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Castle Arch Hotel 5 Reasons to get married in Ireland

Ireland is often described as one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. The flowing hills, historical architecture, and misty skies create a picture of mysterious elegance that’s well-suited to a traditional Irish wedding. When it comes to choosing a location, most brides look for a fairy tale setting to create the perfect atmosphere on their special day.

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Year End Parties at the Castle Arch

Hosting a corporate year-end party is a highlight in many business calendars. It’s also the time of the year when time is short, and there is a lot to be done. Our event locations are the ideal solution, and we’re here to help minimise the stress of planning an event.

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Castle Arch News - Kells Historic Trail

The new Historic Trail in Kells is set to add to the many things to do in Meath. It has been anticipated that the Trail will prove to be a major tourism benefit to the town and was formally opened by the Town Council member, Cllr Conor Ferguson. The new route takes visitors on a tour around the town which includes many of the historic sites of ancient Kell.

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RSVP Bride of the Week

Our beautiful Bride Bernie & Groom Shay

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Farmphobia

Anyone who has booked hotel accommodation in Meath during the month of October knows that you have to attend at least one Halloween event. The Irish landscape is a truly perfect setting to create something eerie and spectacular. Farmphobia at Causey Farm is one such event. This usually friendly and scenic farm will turn into a spooky and thrilling destination where you are guaranteed three things - scares, fun, and laughter. Navigate your way through the Bone Valley Graveyard where your heart will pound in your chest and follow the cortege into the darkness, where anything can happen.

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Castle Arch named 'Best Wedding Venue in Meath'

The judges have spoken and the results are out. The Castle Arch Hotel is officially the best wedding venue in Meath. The beautiful exposé was published by Wedding Dates, Ireland’s most dependable site for the finest places to celebrate the union of two We’re honoured to have received such an accolade. Being announced the best wedding venue in Meath means a lot to the team at the Hotel. We strive to provide the most enjoyable experiences for couples who wish to wed.

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The Inaugural Boyne Valley Tourism Conference & Exhibition

With a theme to “Showcase a Unique Destination – The Boyne Valley” and an attendance of over 250 delegates, the two-day conference hosted by Boyne Valley Tourism on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th February was undoubtedly a great success. Beginning with a tour of the Battle of the Boyne, Oldbridge and a Civic Reception in the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda on Thursday 27th February, delegates were welcomed by Cllr. Richie Culhane, Mayor of Drogheda and Cllr. John V. Farrelly, Cathaoirleach, Meath County Council and Chairman of Meath Tourism.

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What to include in Wedding Programmes

The enchanting spell that a beautiful marriage ceremony spins can be ruined by long waiting periods and complicated proceedings. Couples can lend guests a helpful hand at the wedding event and venue by offering them programmes on arrival. What graces the page is entirely up to you, but we’ve listed a few favourites to inspire Ireland’s brides and grooms.

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Titanic effect boosts hotel occupancy rates in Belfast

During the Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, travellers were more inclined to visit London, leaving many cities around the United Kingdom with significantly lower numbers of visitors. While this was expected, a recent report shows that, surprisingly, hotels in Belfast have experienced the highest rates of occupancy this year since 2006.

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Golfing and business trips to Castle Arch hotel and county Meath

Castle Arch Hotel is the perfect location to conduct a few business meetings while taking advantage of the many golf courses in County Meath. Ideally situated only 35 minutes from Dublin, meetings can be conducted in a country setting while taking advantage of the world class facilities offered by Castle Arch.

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