Trim Castle Hotel
Castle Street, Trim, County Meath, Ireland
More about Trim
Yellow Steeple, Trim Castle
if you get bus nr 111 from the city centre does it leaves you close to trim castle?or is it close?
Re: trim castle
I'm pretty certain the bus stops at the center of town at the junction of Castle St, Market St and High St. The entrance gate for the castle is just a few yards from here.
Note - the 111 is a 'country' bus (Bus Eireann)not a Dublin Bus and it leaves from Busarus.
Travel Tips for Trim
Ireland is renowned for their prestine golf courses and the ones that surround Trim are perfect examples. There are multiple courses to choose from and are just minutes from town.
County Meath Golf Club 3 miles from Trim
Parkland, 18 holes, Par 72.
This club provides a challenge to all golfers in a magnificent setting.
Full bar facilities & restaurant.
Phone : 046 9431463
South Meath Golf Club 5 minutes from Trim
Parkland, 9 holes, Par 70
This course was designed with wide fairways and beautiful mature trees . The generous greens provide an extra bonus. If you are seeking a challenge, this course will provide the test.
Tel 046 9431471
Glebe Golf Course 5 minutes from Trim
Parkland, 18 Hole Par 73
This par 73 course offers a keen game to even the most experienced golfer.
Tel 046 9431926
Makes sure you make your tee-times in advance.
After you've taken in all of the sites and attractions it might be worth your while, if you're a sports fan, to take in a Gaelic Football game. It is a very interesting and entertaining sport that is native to Ireland. For those of you that have never heard of it or seen it, it is like mixing basketball, soccer, American Football, and rugby all into the same sport. It is one of the more contact sports in the entire world and respect to the players must be given as they wear no protective equipment.
There are a few teams in the area that play throughout the year. Check the local community calendars or ask some of the local residents when and where upcoming games are.
Gaelic Football is a sport that because of its rules and how it is played requires its players to be highly skilled. Therefore, regardless of whether its local club teams playing or a county match-up (Meath's senoir Gaelic Football team, perennially one of the best in Ireland, plays in nearby Navan) you're assured the entertainment.
Visit a Gaelic Speaking Community in "The Pale"
In the 1930's, a gaelic speaking community was transferred from the west of ireland to the village of Rathcairn near Trim so as to try to make the famously-anglicised local residents of the Trim area become more Irish !
The village of Rathcairne remains an isolated centre for irish-speaking culture in the Trim area.
Life is centred around the pub and community centre.
There is plenty of live music and irish poetry to be heard.
Here is what it says about it in wikipedia:-
.Ráth Cairn (also Ráth Chairn; English: Rathcarne or Rathcarran) is a small Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area) in County Meath, Ireland. It is about 55 km northwest of Dublin.
The Ráth Cairn Gaeltacht was founded in 1935 when 27 families from Conamara were settled on land previously acquired by the Irish Land Commission. Each family was provided with a Land Commission house and a farm of approximately 8.9 hectares (22 acre), a sow, piglets and basic implements. A further 11 families joined the original settlers in 1935. In all, 443 people moved from Connemara to the Ráth Cairn area. In 1967 Ráth Cairn received official recognition as a Gaeltacht following a campaign.
A cooperative (the "Ráth Cairn Cooperation Society") was formed in 1973. Ráth Cairn has since grown into a village with a Catholic church, sports facilities and pub. Projects undertaken or assisted by the co-op include the construction of a community centre, a second level school, and others.
Go to an even smaller town!
If you have the luxury of a car, take a quick 10-15 minute drive to one of the neighboring villages. Trim in itself is great, but on peak days during peak seasons it attracts lots of tourists. It's times like this that it can be worthwhile to visit true small-town Ireland and experience rural Irish life is and create memories meeting the friendly locals. I recommend the village of Longwood. You can simply reach it by taking road R160 out of Trim and follow the small posted signs.
I have included 5 pictures of an experience in Longwood village. Here are the descriptions:
#1 Sign indicating you are now in the village of Longwood, a small farming village about 8 miles outside of Trim. In addition to the town being in close proximity to Trim, it is also a stop on one of the Bus Aras routes out of Dublin.
#2 The village of Longwood consists of nothing more than a couple of shops, a general store, a pub, a couple petrol pumps, and a cemetery.
#3 P.J. Dargan, the main general store to this community. The pub is located in the back room.
#4 This pub is the ONLY stop of Nightlife in the town of Longwood. For a wilder night out, one must go into Trim, of course. This pub, is small-about room for about 5 barstools but also has some old outdated couches and a fireplace. I was amazed to see it remodeled after visiting it for the first time in about 10 years : )
#5 The most amuzing things about a stop in Longwood. The men's room at the pub. It's outside and it's nothing more than 3 walls and a drain in the floor!!! I always question why there's even a light inside. There's nothing really to trip over, so all I can think of is that it helps you NOT to touch the walls. And be prepared for the unmistakable aroma of several peoples *** mixed together.
Castle - First for Us...
We visited Trim on our first day in Ireland. Needless to say, we got a tad lost due to some bad maps and poor road signs - but happily found Trim and Trim castle early that morning. Trim literally means, "town at the ford of the elder trees."
If you're staying anywhere near Dublin, but still in County Meath, I would highly recommend this location as a first stop to experience great Irish castle ruins. It was a wonderful sight.
The town seems to be based around the tourism of the castle and surrounding countryside - as County Meath is one of the most beautiful areas of Ireland as far as I'm concerned. Very sleepy in nature and we found ourselves very welcomed at the visitor center.
"I'm Pondering this in this Particular Photo"
Interesting fact to ponder: "Trim was home to the county jail, giving rise to the ditty: "Kells for brogues, Navan for rogues, and Trim for hanging people."