History And Heritage
Roganstown Hotel is ideally situated in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East but also on the doorstep of Dublin City. This offers the best of both worlds for History and Heritage buffs. Attractions such as the Newgrange Unesco World Heritage site, Oldbridge Estate and The Battle of The Boyne Vistor Centre, Malahide Castle, Newbridge House and Gardens and Ardgillen Castle are all a short drive from the hotel, while Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College, The National Museum and The National Gallery are just a short hop into the city centre.
Bru na Boinne, the new state of the art, immersive visitor experience focuses on the monuments of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth at this unique World Heritage Site. It transports visitors back 5000 years to the pinnacle of passage tomb building when Brú na Bóinne contained some of the largest buildings in the world.
Hill of Tara
The Hill of Tara is the jewel in the crown of the Boyne Valley landscape. A site that has been in use for more than 5000 years, it grew to fame as the legendary inauguration site of the ancient High Kings of Ireland. From its rolling slopes, one can see all the way to the other great sites of the Boyne Valley, including Loughcrew Cairns, the Hill of Slane, Trim Castle and beyond.
Malahide Castle and Gardens
Enjoy 800 years of historical architecture, artwork and furniture while being regaled with stories of the former residents on this absorbing tour. Explore the castle and many gardens and parks, butterfly houses and fairy trails.
National Botantic Gardens
The National Botanic Garden in Glasnevin, just 15 minutes from the hotel is one of Dublin’s most visited tourist attractions, with it’s exquisitely restored Victorian conservatories, it’s intricately planted herbaceous borders and it’s large number of different plant species, it is the perfect day out for the whole family.
Battle of The Boyne
The Visitor Centre is housed in the restored 18th century Oldbridge House on the banks of the River Boyne. Here you can learn the story of one of the most important battles in Irish history.
Enjoy a walk around the gardens and discover the natural amphitheatre, walled garden and parkland, or relax in the tea pavillion and enjoy the flowers.
Ardgillan Castle and Demesne is situated in North County Dublin, about 10 minutes from the hotel. On an elevated plain, it enjoys magnificent views of the coastline. Enjoy the many gardens, trails and cycle routes before exploring the castle itself.