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 klaybell@eircom.net

Aura leisure centre Trim

Swimming pool , Kiddies pool, fully equipped gym

Trim GAA club

Why not enjoy a local football match during your stay.

mailto:  Email trimgaaclub@eircom.net

IAAC Irish equatic sportscentre

Wake boarding and waterskiing

www.wakeboardingwaterskiing.com

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

www.rathbegganlakes.com

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.

Farm visits

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

Summerhill

Shanks Mare      www.shanksmare.ie

Tradional pub food and  entertainment

Free pick up and drop off service to Beechwood Lodge

Franzini O’Briens
046 9431002

Specializing in food from all over the world

Rampards coffee shop

Visitors centre

Khan Spices    Great Indian food

046 9437696

Castle Arch Hotel Cavery Lunches
046 9431516

Wau Chinese restaurant

046 9483873

Trim GAA Club

Sunday lunches

The Station house , award winning signal restaurant
046 9025239

China Garden Meath’s Finest Chinese
046 9022621

Dunderry Lodge Set & a la Carte menu’s
046 9431671

County Meath Golf Club Great Sunday lunches and steaks