Things to do & see

There is lots to do both day and night in Oldcastle. The town is a great starting point to explore many of the ancient and historic sites of Meath, Westmeath and north into Cavan – with locations to walk or cycle, or just sit and enjoy the scenery.

By night a variety of pubs cater for all musical tastes as well as those who prefer a quiet pint and a chat in good company.

By Day:

Loughcrew Cairns

Located just outside the town of Oldcastle in Co. Meath, the Loughcrew cairns are a series of approx 30 tombs situated across a ridge of four hills. Of a similar age to the monuments of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth (c.3,000BC) and located on the highest point in County Meath there are spectacular views from the cairns to the surrounding and distant landscapes.

Click here for fantastic aerial views of the Loughcrew complex

Loughcrew House & Gardens, Oldcastle. 

Home to the annual Loughcrew Opera and recently opened Adventure Centre.

Fore Abbey

You simply cannot miss out on a trip to Fore Abbey and it’s amazing ‘Seven Wonders of Fore’.

Mullaghmeen Forest

The largest planted Beech Forest in Western Europe – it will be a wonderland of wildflowers in May. There are a variety of signposted trails for various levels of fitness.

Tullynally Castle & Gardens, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath

Tullynally has been the home of the Pakenhams’ later Earls of Longford, for over 350 years. The original 17th century fortified house was remodelled first as a comfortable Georgian mansion, then as a huge rambling gothic revival castle in the early survive in private hands. The gardens, like the castle are on a magnificent scale, taking in nearly 12 hectares.

By Night

Caffrey’s Bar, The Square
Live Music

Creans Bar, Oliver Plunkett St,
80s music

Dublin Bar, The Square – ‘Best Local Pub’, Newstalk – 2010
Informal music session

Farrelly’s, Church St
Live Music

The Fincourt Oliver Plunkett St,
Acoustic Session

Owen Traynors, Bar & Grocery,
Trad Session

McGraths Highball, Cavan Street
Country Music & Dancing

Mountain Dew, The Square
Live Music

Railway Bar, Cavan Street


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