Athboy

The town of Athboy began sometime during the sixth century A.D. as a settlement at the river crossing known as the Yellow Ford. Long before this however, the inhabitants of Athboy were Druids, who had settlements at the nearby Hill of Ward. The Hill of Ward, also known as Tlachtga, is the site where the feast of Samhain was celebrated. Samhain is credited with being the forerunner of Halloween.

A haven of tranquillity nestled in Athboy with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. 15 en-suite bedrooms including the stunning Jewel Suite. An ideal place to relax and unwind with its homely charm and friendly feel. Live music Saturday nights and live trad sessions Sunday nights. 40 minutes’ drive from Dublin Airport. The Darnley Restaurant.

Situated in the historic town of Athboy, the Darnley Lodge Hotel is a haven of tranquillity nestled in the heart of the Boyne Valley Drive. Our Hotel is traditional with a warm and welcoming atmosphere and boasts a portfolio of fifteen en-suite bedrooms including our stunning Jewel Suite. Our hotel is an ideal place for you to relax and unwind with its homely charm and friendly feel. The lounge bar or restaurant are ideal if you would like to dine and our menus offer great variety.

Athboy Heritage Trail

The town of Athboy began sometime during the sixth century A.D. as a settlement at the river crossing known as the Yellow Ford. Long before this however, the inhabitants of Athboy were Druids, who had settlements at the nearby Hill of Ward. The Hill of Ward, also known as Tlachtga, is the site where the feast of Samhain was celebrated. Samhain is credited with being the forerunner of Halloween.

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Athboy Heritage Trail
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