(Reference number: 300580)
Newly launched; Extraordinary vacation rental steeped in the history of Ireland's Ancient East.
The Old Schoolhouse is a destination with a difference, a haven of tranquillity, owner Joan Ross has wholly transformed Fieldstown National School, which dates from 1881 and still has the original plaque outside the door. The 3,000 sq foot property, was in use as a school for boys and girls until the late 1960s, it is the ultimate escape for those that want a luxury country break with the added novelty of staying in one of Ireland's original school houses.
Monasterboice near Drogheda in Co. Louth is still relatively undiscovered as a holiday location. The delightful rural setting is one of the treasures of the Boyne Valley and has been coming to prominence recently as it is now firmly on the map as part of Ireland's Ancient East. It's just off the M1 motorway, about 8km north of Drogheda.
Monasterboice is home to one of Ireland's earliest Christian sites with two of the most beautiful Celtic Crosses in Ireland. There's also a Round Tower, which is the oldest in Ireland. The historic site also features the remains of two churches. This essential original monastic settlement is said to have been founded in the 5th or 6th century by St. Buithe a follower of St. Patrick and the Boyne river is named after him.
Accessed by electric gates with lights that are activated immediately on arrival into the secluded courtyard, the first glimpse of luxury is a barbeque and hot tub outside. From the moment that guests enter the half door from the courtyard, they are transported to an old-world atmosphere with original stone walls, and there are pa ...