The Bellinter House in Ireland probably doesn’t come to mind when you think about St. Patrick’s Day, but it should definitely be on your itinerary if you are planning a trip to Ireland. As you plan your amazing adventure, keep in mind that traveling light can simplify your trip and make it more enjoyable.
When I think about St. Patrick’s Day, I think about parades, shamrocks, the color green, Guinness Irish Stout, leprechauns, and corned beef and cabbage. Who wouldn’t want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland? Such a trip would be an amazing experience of bucket list proportions. Stop dreaming about it and start planning your Ireland trip today!
Fun St. Patrick’s Day Facts
Here are a few fun facts that you may not know about St. Patrick's Day: New York City hosted the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 1762. Today, the parade is the largest in the U.S. and draws nearly 2 million spectators and 150,000 participants.
Approximately 45 pounds of vegetable-based dye is used to turn the Chicago River bright green. Leprechauns come from Irish folklore with the first recorded mention occurring in the 8th century. The corned beef and cabbage is traditional fare but more American than Irish.
Americans will spend a whopping $4.4 billion dollars on St. Patrick’s Day! Over 33 million U.S. residents claim to have some Irish heritage. The drink of choice on St. Patrick’s Day is Irish Stout. Nearly three million pints of Guinness are consumed in America, and over 13 million pints are consumed worldwide!
History of The Bellinter House In Ireland
The Bellinter House is located on 12 secluded acres in the Boyne Valley, approximately six miles from the town of Navan. This magnificent Georgian mansion was designed and built around 1750 by Richard Castle for John Preston. Conveniently located less than 40 minutes from Dublin City Centre and the Dublin airport, it is an easy destination to reach after celebrating the St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Dublin.
The Preston family would use the property as a country retreat during the summer months. The Bellinter House offers you over 260 years of glorious history and today serves the same purpose as it did when it began, which is to act as a retreat from the hectic activities of everyday life.
The Bellinter House Offers Award Winning Luxury
Whatever you are in the mood for, the Bellinter House can accommodate your desires. Perhaps you are getting married and are looking for the perfect place to hold your wedding, or are needing to find a conference facility that fulfills all your meeting criteria. The luxury amenities of the Bellinter House will surpass your highest expectations and luxury aspirations.
The Bellinter House is the perfect choice for a romantic weekend with your significant other or a girls weekend getaway with your closest friends. Maybe, you just need to spoil yourself a bit. For ultimate relaxation and personal indulgence, there is a full range of spa services, beautiful, peaceful surroundings, and the finest award winning cuisine in the area.
Choose from 35 individually designed rooms to find one that matches your personality and style. Indulge in the rejuvenating outdoor hot tub, sauna, and steam room. Take advantage of the Bathhouse Spa where you will find seven treatment rooms and a relaxation area to melt the stress away.
Guests also have the option of reserving the entire Bellinter House for their private event.
Fun Things To Do at The Bellinter House
The Library, located in the front of the house, has fantastic views of the sweeping lawns. Bury yourself in a good book or simply read a newspaper for a quiet retreat.
The Games Room has a billiards table, a large selection of board games, a chess set, playing cards, and comfortable chairs for the ultimate lounging experience. You can be as active or as lazy as you wish to be.
The Drawing Room serves food from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Be sure to attend the Afternoon Tea where you will relish the specialty treats including homemade sandwiches, savory and delicious muffins, scones with preserves and fresh cream, cakes, and pastries.
Fishing in the River Boyne just steps from your door. With private fishing rights to 3 miles of the river, there is enough to keep one busy throughout the day. Take a break from fishing and enjoy a gourmet picnic on the river.
Golfing at the Royal Tara Golf Club just 10 minutes away. The 18 hole golf course is accessible to the residents of Bellinter House with discounted rates available.
Bathhouse Spa was awarded the 2009 Tatler Spa Awards “IT Factor” based on their offerings of uniquely special experiences. Indulge yourself with holistic, rejuvenating and relaxing therapies, and massage treatments along with manicures, facials, and wraps.
Stroll through the grounds at Bellinter to enjoy the extensive and rolling lawns and the ancient trees. Find a secluded spot to relax and listen to the sounds of nature. Hike on one of the many local footpaths or trails to explore your surroundings and excite your senses. (Wellingtons or boots are available for guests to borrow).
Active guests can spend the day hot air ballooning, horseback riding, and participating in clay pigeon shootings. These activities can be arranged locally.
Whatever you dream about or participate in to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, please check out the Bellinter House as a destination for your once in a lifetime adventure. Click here to get some tips on saving for your next trip and let the planning begin.