There is a selection of very good quality restaurants in the area. The Forge Restaurant, Carnaross; Chinese Gourmet Restaurant, The Square, Oldcastle; and Caffrey’s Bar, The Square, Oldcastle. Bar Food is available in The Fincourt & We also cater for private parties. Contact us for more information
Beautiful countryside rich with heritage makes the Royal County an ideal spot for tourists, walkers, hikers and cyclists.
If you like to walk through the pictureseque countryside, then the Loughcrew Way is an ideal walk of 4 to 8 miles starting in Oldcastle and making your way up to Sliabh na Callighe, you will come across some of the most scenic areas of Counties Meath, Cavan and Westmeath. Walking in Meath – Keltic Walking Holidays Knows The Way Tel +353 (0)46 49672
Music and Craic
Oldcastle itself plays host each week to a number of traditional bands in the local pubs. There is also a night club in Oldcastle
Annual Music Festivals
Oldcastle plays host to “Le Cheile Arts&Music Festival” every August with a weekend filled with well-known stand-up comedians and bands.
There are a number of other music festivals run annually around the Oldcastle area. Each year at Loughcrew we have Opera and Jazz parties. In Mullingar there is the annual summer Country Music Festival.
Loughcrew Cairns (Megalithic Tombs) Europe’s largest group of prehistoric passage graves. St. Oliver’s Church and Graveyard at Loughcrew. St. Oliver Plunkett, a heroic 17th century archbishop who was born here, was convicted of treason, hanged and quartered in the Tower of London after refusing to submit to the fiercely anti-catholic laws of his time.
Fore Abbey where S.t Fechin founded a Christian monastery in the 7th century. Mullaghmeen Situated 5 miles/ 8 km from Oldcastle, has 1,000 acres of forest. Picnics can be had and there are long and short walks depending on level of fitness.
Causey Farm is a fun based venue for a variety of entertainment, tourism and educational programs. We provide interactive cultural experiences in a friendly atmosphere for Irish and international groups, as well as fantastic seasonal events for families and individuals.
Loughcrew historic gardens, restored 17th and 19th century gardens. Also Tullynally Castle and gardens, Ballinalough Castle and Gardens and Grove Gardens and tropical bird sanctuary.
Navan, Cavan and Mullingar Shopping Centres provide excellent shopping less than a half hour away, or Blanchardstown and Liffey Valley Shopping Centres, less than an hour away.
Oldcastle is in the heart of Meath Equetrian activities. If it’s just a leisurely hack around quiet country roads or an intensive week of hunting, show-jumping, or eventing, it’s all within easy reach.
Within 40 minutes drive you can reach some of the country’s most challenging courses, including Headfort & Royal Tara, Delvin Castle, The Radisson and Slieve Russell, indeed there is a different course for every day of the week.
Located in the North West corner of Meath, we are surrounded by the lakes of Cavan and Westmeath, including L. Sheelin, L. Ramor, L. Derraghvara, L. bane, L. Lene and the River Blackwater, “any fisherman’s dream”.