Available from July to August 2011
Guests at Slane Farm can enjoy the experience of staying on a working Dairy farm in the beautiful setting of the Boyne Valley. Enjoying over 5,000 years of History condensed into Slane and the surrounding areas. From Neolithic Newgrange to St. Patrick's ~pascal Fire, Slane Castle to Ledwidge's Lament to Mount Charles finest Malt. Visitors to the area can interact with History on a great scale when they stay at Slane Farm.
Enjoy the wonderful vegetables growing in our garden and rise up early in the morning to collect our free range eggs for breakfast which you can enjoy with our home made bread. Take a Nature walk on !Spirit of Trees! with our very own published author Oak and listen to fireside songs and stories of trees at dusk.
Take a wander to the village of Slane and see the site whre St. Patrick lit the Pascal fire and call into Poet Francis Ledwide's birth place and read some of his wonderful poetry and learn of his courageous life story. Travel a little further and you can visit the Battle of Boyne Visitor Centre and learn the history of one of Europe's largest Battles or go a little further and visit the Neolithic sites of Newgrange and Knowth. A guided tour of Slane Castle can be arranged and maybe a little whiskey tasting and you might be lucky to meet the !Earl! himself Alex Mount Charles who is always willing to chat to our visitors when he is about.
Enjoy food on offer in our local restaurants and round off the night with traditional Irish music in Boyles of Slane.
Vist Causey Farm its one of the great things to do for city people. The programme is suitable for all ages from 2 - 102 and everyone gets hands on experience of life on the farm and traditional Irish culture.
The Causey Experience runs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in July and August from 2pm
As many of the following activities will be fitted into you time at Causey Farm Experience
Trip to the Bog, traditional turf-cutting and optional bog jumping
forest Nature Wak
Sugan (Straw) Ropemaking
Milk a Cow and meet all the farm animals
Tea/coffee and home made scones.
One night Stay at Slane Farm Bread and Breakfast
2 adults and 2 children 150 euro
Includes entry to all local sites
Posted by Gemma Macken