Hot Air Balloon Launch site.
At Beechwood Lodge
County meath must have the highest concentration of balloons in Ireland. On calm evenings it is not unusual to see the majestic sight of a number of balloons in the sky over the countryside
After having a number of Ballooning guests stay with us, we were so intrigued with the sport that we decided to join in.
Now, all the Treacy family have great fun in launching and flying their hot air balloon from their home at Beechwood Lodge .
There is nothing like the peace and serenity of a balloon flight over the Irish countryside.
Many of our guests have enjoyed the spectacle of seeing the process of laying out and launching the balloon and in many cases have enjoyed helping out.
Our balloon flying is strictly private and for pleasure only, it is not possible for us to give commercial flights in our balloon.
If you are interested in a flight www.balloonflights.ie will be happy to assist you
Things to do….in the area
Trim offers a wide variety of activities.
Apart from the historic side of Trim, there are lovely river walks to enjoy, where you can see the swans on the river walk through the various types of sheep in the Porchfields and feed the donkeys along the way . Picnic parks at NormanPratt park or Scurlogstown.
Have a pint in one of our many pubs or see a local football match
Try your hand at Pitch & Putt.
Swimming pool with kiddies pool, childrens playground.
Town historical walk
Trim castle tour
Visitors centre and Rampards coffee shop
Browse the craft shops and coffee shops,
Plenty of golfing, horseriding, fishing also available in the area
A day at the races ; some of Ireland’s best horse racing courses are within a short drive. There are regular meetings.
Fairyhouse racecourse www.fairyhouseracecourse.ie
Navan Racecourse www.navanracecourse.ie
Bellewstown races www.bellewstownraces.ie
Laytown Races email firstname.lastname@example.org
Aura leisure centre Trim
Swimming pool , Kiddies pool, fully equipped gym
Trim GAA club
Why not enjoy a local football match during your stay.
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IAAC Irish equatic sportscentre
Wake boarding and waterskiing
Loughcrew Historic Gardens, coffee & craft shop.
Check dates for the outdoor opera.
National Aquatic Centre
Great for a rainy day( not that we ever get them of course)
Includes 50m pool, diving pool, surfing machine, water roller coaster, wave pool, lazy river, Water slide and much more.
Rathbeggan Lakes– Angling centre & Family park
Paddle boats, Frizbee golf, Archery.
Casting instruction & rod hire available.
Suitable to adults and children
Kells Equestrian Centre
Indoor & outdoor facilities, cross country, show jumping
dressage or just a leisurely hack.
Day trip to Dublin
Open top city bus tour taking in Guinness brewery, Phoenix Park ( largest park in Europe) Trinity college.
Hop on and off and explore the city.
There are a selection of open farms to visit in the area, all well equipped with picnic facilities and play areas.
Local Restaurants in Trim area
Shanks Mare www.shanksmare.ie
Tradional pub food and entertainment
Free pick up and drop off service to Beechwood Lodge
Specializing in food from all over the world
Rampards coffee shop
Khan Spices Great Indian food
Castle Arch Hotel Cavery Lunches
Wau Chinese restaurant
Trim GAA Club
The Station house , award winning signal restaurant
China Garden Meath’s Finest Chinese
Dunderry Lodge Set & a la Carte menu’s
County Meath Golf Club Great Sunday lunches and steaks