Balbriggan Vacations

Balbriggan is an interesting place to explore if you’re planning on visiting Dublin, the capital city of Ireland. The nation’s capital has a population of 1,000,000 people. Balbriggan is situated 18 miles (29 kilometers) to the north of the city center and Dublin Airport is 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the north.

Balbriggan is within easy reach of a diverse collection of Dublin’s more popular attractions. Among the places not to miss are the marvelous Sonairte Ecology Centre and the incredible Lusk Heritage Centre. Two other popular spots within a short distance of Balbriggan are Four Knocks and the Funtasia Entertainment Centre.

Holiday makers in Balbriggan, keen to deepen their appreciation of this area, should make tracks to the cultural attractions nearby. There are plenty of excellent destinations to take the family for a couple of hours including Millmount Museum in Drogheda and the Beaulieu House and Gardens. Pay a visit to Highlanes Gallery in Drogheda, to get your fix of art.

Get your body moving in nature while you are in the area. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. If you are up for a walk take the family to one of the local beaches, for example Donabate Beach in Donabate.

There are lots of sites and attractions to see in and around Balbriggan. Be sure to schedule enough time to see them all. Dublin is filled with reminders of the past; start your historic tour at Swords Castle in Swords, Athcarne Castle in Rathfeigh and the St Laurence's Gate in Drogheda. Take the time to visit places of worship such as the St. Peter's Church in Drogheda. Admire the beautiful craftsmanship and gain an appreciation of the religious history of the area.

One of the best ways to experience the countryside is to hit the fairways at the area’s challenging golf links like the County Louth Golf Club in Drogheda, the Ashbourne Golf Club in Ashbourne and the Bellewstown Golf Club.

If you are ready to grab a bargain, amble through the boutiques, stores and stalls that are part of Art Alley in Malahide.

Spend an afternoon high in the stands of Tolka Park, cheering on the popular Shelbourne FC. To endear yourself with the locals, be sure to wear red and white, the colors of the Shelbourne FC.

When it’s time to slow down after checking out the charming streets of Balbriggan, check in to one of the many local accommodation options. Take your pick from the Travelodge Dublin Airport North Swords, the Grand Hotel, Malahide, or the Bracken Court Hotel.

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