Scroll down for a list of great local places to visit. Each attraction is within 30 minutes of No. 3 Wine Bar & Restaurant. Approximate time from the restaurant is also listed.
Customers who have, on the same day, visited any of the local attractions below are entitled to 10% off Food Purchases at No. 3 Wine Bar & Restaurant. When paying your bill show proof of purchase to avail of this.
The Irish Military war Museum (5 Mins)
The Irish Military War Museum offers a fascinating insight into Irish participants’ in both World Wars, as well as many other military conflicts in World History. You will find stunning recreations of WWI Trenches & WWII Displays.
Listoke Gin School (5 Mins)
Listoke Distillery & Gin School is Irelands first & only Gin School. Interactive experience in which you learn from the experts how to craft your very own gin in their active distillery. The distillers make sure to keep the gin flowing & you get to keep your very own bottle! Booking in advance is recommended for this unique experience.
Monasterboice (5 Mins)
The historic ruins of Monasterboice are of an early Christian settlement founded in the late 5th century by Saint Buite (who died around 521AD). The settlement was captured by invading Vikings in 968 AD, who were then comprehensively expelled by Donal, the Irish High King of Tara. Today, Monasterboice is most famous for its spectacular high crosses attracting locals & visitors.
Old Mellifont Abbey (5 Mins)
Old Mellifont abbey was the first Cistercian Monastery in Ireland. Founded in 1142AD by St Malachy of Armagh, its most unusual feature is the octagonal Lavabo from circa 1200AD. The Visitor Centre houses an exhibition on the work of masons in the Middle Ages with fine examples of their craft.
WHITERIVER RACING (5 MINS)
WhiteRiver Park Kart Racing Circuitis Ireland’s Premier Outdoor Karting Facility provides thrills and excitement for both experienced and novice drivers. Modern outdoor Circuit for Competitions, Leisure, Groups, Corporate, Team Building, Stag Parties, Hen Parties, Birthdays and more.
Battle of the Boyne (10 Mins)
The Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre is located in the recently restored 18th century Oldbridge House in Meath, the site of a famous historic battle in the 17th century. Visitors to the centre will discover the story of this infamous historic battle. On this site on the banks of the River Boyne, two rival monarchs, King James II and his son-in-law William III, clashed violently with fearful consequences.
Boyne Boats (10 Mins)
Boyne boats is a new project which aims to utilise traditional Irish boats to provide a fun, unique and informative adventure boat tour on the Boyne river and Boyne canal navigation system eventually connecting Newgrange, the Battle of the Boyne and Drogheda. The Boats used have all been featured on the set of Game of Thrones.
Francis Ledwidge Museum (10 Mins)
The museum is the cottage birthplace of World War I poet, Francis Ledwidge. It is a perfect example of a 19th century farm labourer’s cottage and was purchased and restored by the Francis Ledwidge Museum Committee in 1981. Dr Benedict Kiely opened it as a museum in June 1982. It houses the poet’s works and artefacts from WWI, alongside memorabilia of the period.
Rock Farm Slane (10 mins)
There are plenty of Outdoor Activities at Rock Farm Slane including Electric bike hire, Kayaking and Farm Tours. Whether you love going out for spin on a bike, exploring by foot or just messing about on the River in a kayak, their exciting and fun activity packages are a great way to get out in the fresh air and take in the beauty of the Boyne Valley – a truly magical part of Ireland! Activities can be booked separately to accommodation and you don’t have to be staying on the farm to book these activities,
Slane Castle (10 Mins)
Follow in the Footsteps of Royalty and Rockstars. Situated in a dramatic setting by the river Boyne, Slane Castle is one of the most architecturally exciting buildings in Ireland. Home to the Conyngham family since 1703, the historical tour takes in the 18th Centuryinteriors and covers the family’s colourful history, including the world famous rock concerts.
Slane Whiskey Distillery (10 Mins)
An unfolding story as unique as the smooth and flavourful, triple-casked whiskey, Slane Distillery is housed within the 250-year-old stables of the iconic Slane Castle estate. The new distillery pays homage to the resilient nature of the heritage and the surrounding lands that are called home. Allow the storytellers to immerse you into the wonderful world of whiskey. The fabrics of the Conyngham family tapestry are carefully woven through an interactive and immersive tour of the state of the art working distillery. Finish the tour in the best way possible, with a taste of their signature triple casked blend, Slane Irish Whiskey. Must be 18+ to book a tour. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Brú Na Bóinne Visitor Centre (15 Mins)
Brú na Bóinne, which means the ‘palace’ or the ‘mansion’ of the Boyne, refers to the area within the bend of the River Boyne which contains one of the world’s most important prehistoric landscapes. It is located close to the east coast of Ireland approximately 40 km north of Dublin city, about 8km west of the medieval town of Drogheda and about 5km east of the village of Slane. The archaeological landscape within Brú na Bóinne is dominated by the three well-known large passage tombs, Knowth, Newgrange and Dowth, built some 5,000 years ago in the Neolithic or Late Stone Age. An additional ninety monuments have been recorded in the area giving rise to one of the most significant archaeological complexes in terms of scale and density of monuments and the material evidence that accompanies them. The Brú na Bóinne tombs, in particular Knowth, contain the largest assemblage of megalithic art in Western Europe.
Drogheda Museum Millmount (15 Mins)
Drogheda Museum Millmount and Martello Tower are located on the great fort that towers over the town of Drogheda, County Louth, on an ancient hill overlooking the historic river Boyne. It is the oldest surviving centre of settlement in the town with a dramatic history and many stories to tell. The whole fort is now the Millmount Cultural Quarter, including craft shops, art galleries and café and artisan food centre. Young or old – what ever your interests – you will enjoy a warm welcome and a great day out!
Funtasia Waterpark (15 Mins)
Funtasia Waterpark Drogheda features 30,000 square feet of water gushing fun and over 200 water-based activities for all to enjoy. Super slides, fun play areas, toddlers splash and an adult only jacuzzi there is something for all ages at Funtasia Waterpark Drogheda for a fun filled family day out.
Long Acre Alpacas (15 Mins)
Long Acre Alpacas is a small alpaca trekking company based near Ardee in County Louth. They have four alpacas, Harry who is a Huacaya alpaca and Cecil, Perkunas & Proudlock who are Suri alpacas. Alpacas are wonderful animals to be around they have a curious nature and all have very different personalities. Trek through the “great bog of Ardee” which is the most easterly raised bog in Ireland, it is an area of natural beauty and home to wonderful flora and fauna such as heather and bog cotton, this together with the moist condition create a perfect habitat for frogs, butterflies, bees and other wildlife.
NEWGRANGE Farm (15 Mins)
Set in Ireland’s Ancient East in the magical Boyne Valley, Newgrange Farm is one of Ireland’s first open farms. Only 30 minutes from Dublin and with easy access from the motorway, discover all the fun life on the farm has to offer. Bring your curiosity, a sense of adventure and get ready to make memories that will last for years to come.
tayto park (25 Mins)
Tayto Park is an amusement park based on the Irish potato crisp brand Tayto. It is located in the townland of Kilbrew in County Meath. The park features many different attractions including Ireland’s only wooden roller coaster nammed The Cú Chulainn after the mythological Irish Hero. The park also boasts a Zoo areas such as Farmyard Friends, Wild Woods, Feathered Friends, Buffalo Ridge, Cat Country & Down Under.
Hill of Tara (30 Mins)
The Hill of Tara, known as Temair in gaeilge, was once the ancient seat of power in Ireland – 142 kings are said to have reigned there in prehistoric and historic times. In ancient Irish religion and mythology Temair was the sacred place of dwelling for the gods, and was the entrance to the otherworld. Saint Patrick is said to have come to Tara to confront the ancient religion of the pagans at its most powerful site.
Trim Castle (30 Mins)
Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, was constructed over a thirty-year period by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter. Hugh de Lacy was granted the Liberty of Meath by King Henry II in 1172 in an attempt to curb the expansionist policies of Richard de Clare, (Strongbow). Construction of the massive three storied Keep, the central stronghold of the castle, was begun c. 1176 on the site of an earlier wooden fortress. This massive twenty-sided tower, which is cruciform in shape, was protected by a ditch, curtain wall and moat.