Dunshaughlin, named after Secudinus or Seachnall, a disciple of Saint Patrick who founded a church on the site in the 5th century, provides an ideal starting point for ventures into the historic countryside. Ratoath's street plan follows the curve formed by the characteristic Norman motte. West and south of the motte, the village is characterised by a series of long narrow plots of land, perhaps representing a medieval strip pattern. Southwest of Ashbourne, Fairyhouse Racecourse host regular race meetings, its crowning glory is the Jameson Irish Grand National on Easter Monday. Dunboyne castle is an 18th century mansion, which replaced the original castle there as the seat of the Butlers, Lords of Dunboyne.

 Activities in Dunshaughlin

Game Fishing
Rathbeggan Lakes Trout Fishing

Golf Courses
Blackbush Golf Club

Pitch And Put
Dunshaughlin Pitch And Putt Club


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