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Lift the spirits and escape to the Headfort!

- Posted on: 04/06/2020 - $itemValue.title

There’s no need to travel further to have a great escape... only 45 minutes from Dublin, in the heart of the Boyne Valley, the Headfort is the perfect base for you to explore the birthplace of Ireland's Ancient East!


With the sun shining on the Heritage Town of Kells and its thriving arts scene, it is time to get out, enjoy the fresh air and explore all that the Boyne Valley has to offer. 


Make the Headfort your base camp, and start off with a Guided Walking Tour listening to stories of Monastic magic, Colonial Grandeur and why Kells really is the home of the most famous ancient manuscript in the world, the ‘Book of Kells’. 


For the Summer months, experience the self-guided ‘Kells Type Trial’, a celebration in the form of art installations around the town, and with this year's chosen word being 'Journey’… what a journey the last few months have been for us all!


Ramble along the Girley Bog trail, a site of significant conservation and rare habitat; enjoy the ‘Causey Icecream Adventure’, fun and games at the farm with, of course, ice cream, suitable for young and old, running every day during July and August. 


Visit Ireland’s only ‘inland lighthouse’, the Spire of Lloyd and marvel the view of seven counties of Ireland or step back 5,000 years of time and trek the Loughcrew Cairns older than the Egyptian Pyramids and aligned with the Spring Equinox, experience an ancient wonder and forget about life for a while! 


For the Golf lovers, we can arrange everything for you to enjoy one of the best parkland golf courses in the country, the Headfort Golfing Complex, with 36 holes of golfers paradise, in the beautiful surrounds of the Headfort Estate.


And after a busy day, enjoy a cocktail in the Headfort Garden, keep it casual with a stone-baked pizza from our Wood Fired oven or join us in the award-winning Vanilla Pod Restaurant, where you can enjoy a locally sourced menu from our Boyne Valley producers.


Our ‘Welcome back’ packages are suitable for families, couples or friends alike and we are delighted to offer you all-inclusive rates, so all you have to do is arrive, know that you’re safe and enjoy this time in the Royal County.


Reopening Special Offers are as below and available from June 29th.


Welcome Back Package

(Include a Guided Walking Tour of Kells on Request, Girley Bog Trail, Type Trail and Loughcrew Megalithic Visit FOC)


2 Nights B&B, Dinner on one evening €129 pps Midweek or €149pps for Friday arrivals

3 Nights B&B, Casual Dinner on One Evening & Vanilla Pod on the other, €199pps Midweek or €229pps for Thursday arrivals


Family Package

(based on 2 adults & 2 children, in a family room)


€199 in total for two nights B&B Midweek 

€249 in total on Weekends (B&B)

And include Causey Icecream Adventure for €11 per person

Extra children €30 supplement per child


Headfort Golfing Package

(Subject to availability for golf and Minimum Fourball for this package)


2 Nights B&B, 2 x 18 Hole Rounds of Golf in Headfort Golfing Complex with Dinner on one evening

€199 pps Midweek

€229pps for Friday arrivals


We're looking forward to welcoming you back to the Headfort soon!


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