Trim Travel Guide

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    Trim Castle before the storm
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Trim Things to Do

  • Visit the Castle

    You can't miss the castle in Trim. It is huge and stands above the entire town. It's right on the river so a lovely setting. You are required to take a tour and it's probably a good idea because there is ongoing restoration, hidden staircases and lots of ways to get lost. Here's my Journal entry for our first visit in gale-force winds and rain.We...


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  • Looking for the Toilets

    This castle has only been open to the public for a couple of years and is a great example of a Norman castle. The tour was excellent. Our son and I looked for toilets (there were supposed to be 14, but we only found a couple). We could see them from the outside (slanted holes near the corners of the castle) but had trouble finding them from the...

  • Trim Castle

    The biggest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, Trim was first built as a simple motte and bailey fortification in the 12th C. before quickly being destroyed by an Irish king. A new, sturdier castle was begun a few years later which grew into this impressive fortress. Built on the river banks and with huge walls on the all the other sides this must...

  • Duke of Wellington Monument

    Built in 1817, the Duke of Wellington Monument was a tribute to Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington. Wellesley was born in Trim and is one of its most revered and famous residents. He was a noted Irish soldier and politician who later became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the 1700's. Wellington, the capital city of New...

  • St. Patrick's Cathedral

    A 19th Century Catholic church with an extremely tall steeple-possibly the tallest structure in the area (either that or it just seems that way as it sits atop a hill. It is a great place to see a proper Irish Catholic mass and the interior is impressive.

  • Sheep Gate

    A short walk down across the river and down a footpath takes you to a more modest yet very historical structure called the Sheep Gate. It is thought that the name of this gate was nothing more than an acquired knickname. In actuality, it is the last remaining gate of the city wall that existed in medieval times.

  • Yellow Steeple

    The Yellow Steeple is the most prominent of the many ruins in Trim. It overlooks the town from a ridge directly opposite Trim Castle across the River Boyne. It was originally part of the 13th century St. Mary's Augustinian Abbey. The steeple itself dates from 1368. The Yellow Steeple stands over 40 meters (about 120 feet) and is a free attraction...

  • Trim Castle

    Trim Castle, also called King John's Castle, is Trim's most storied focal point and remains Eurpoe's largest Norman castle. Construction began in 1174 to replace it's predecessor-a wooden fortress that was burned down during an attack by the King of Connacht (I paid attention on one of the guided tours.) Built on rasied ground, the castle overlooks...


Trim Hotels

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  • Trim Castle Hotel

    Castle Street, Trim, County Meath, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort

    Dublin Road, Trim, County Meath, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Castle Arch Hotel

    Summerhill Road, Trim, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

Trim Restaurants

  • You can't get any more central

    To be honest, we only ate dessert here. We had a huge lunch and decided to have a dessert and call it a day. The restaurant we wanted was closed on Monday and Franzini's had been recommended along with a couple others. We walked all over Trim and it seemed all the restaurants and even some of the pubs were closed. We had about given up and saw a...

  • Great restaurant with real country...

    Nearing the end of a month in Ireland, we decided to spend a couple nights near Trim to visit New Grange and Knowth. We found Cranmor House B&B which was lovely. Anne, our hostess, recommended Dunderry Lodge Restaurant in the tiny nearby village of Dunderry so we drove over. It’s wonderful. You are seated in the lounge by the fireplace and they...

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Trim Nightlife

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  • Avoid at all costs

    This place has to be one of the biggest kips I have ever been in. Full of argumentative kids (nightclubs are meant to be over 18) getting sick, hammered drunk making sarcastic ridicilous comments. The pints I found to be warm and terrible and the dance floor was packed like a sardine tin. Do yourself a favour and get yourself up to Dublin ! You...

  • Another Good Market Street Option

    The Abbey is another good nightlife option and ideally located a few buildings down Market Street from the Judge and Jury. Like other area bars, the Abbey seems to have also benefitted from Ireland's recent economic boom and has been remodeled as well. Casual

  • A Good 'Local' Place

    Although still a welcoming place to grab your pints, the Steps is definitely a place frequented more by locals than tourists. The bar is a little more "old school" than in some of the other remodeled Market Street bars like the Judge. The furniture and the decor are older, but it does offer a fireplace that you can get right up next to on those...


Trim Transportation

  • Getting Around Trim

    Trim is a small enough town to where you can walk to wherever you need to go, and there are plenty of signs directing you to everywhere you'll want to see and do. Depending on where you're staying, you may need to use one of the taxi firms that operate in Trim just to get into the center of town, but once there walking is the best way to explore...

  • Rent a Car

    I've noticed that car rentals have become much more affordable these days than in years passed. Almost all of the major car rental companies have moved into Ireland, creating a lot of competition. The benefit of renting a car, of course, is being able to travel where and when you want to. But make sure you're able to handle the totally different...

  • Bus Éireann

    If you decide not to rent your own car it is very easy getting to Trim. The best and most economic way is by bus, as taxis from Dublin and Dublin Airport can be very expensive. You can use the Bus Éireann service right from Dublin Airport. You'll need to change buses in the Busáras terminal in Dublin City Center, but it is fairly painless. The...


Trim Warnings and Dangers

  • Beat the Clock

    Whatever essentials you need, be it toothpaste, medicine, etc. make sure you purchase them as early as you can. The shops in Trim, with the exception of some of the petrol stations, close much earlier than the shops do in, say the U.S for example. There aren't any late night places like the ones that are common in the UK, much less any 24 hours...


    Some of the country roads into and out of Trim can be hectic. There's not a lot of traffic on them, but they are winding and there are things that obstruct your views of the curves ahead, like foliage and homes/sheds, etc. If you're from a country where the driving takes place on the right side of the road, you'll want to take extra caution. Take...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Trim Off The Beaten Path

  • Visit a Gaelic Speaking Community in...

    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...

  • 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...

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Trim Sports & Outdoors

  • Golf

    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 TrimParkland, 18 holes, Par 72.This club provides a challenge to all golfers in a magnificent setting.Full bar facilities &...

  • Gaelic Football

    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...

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