Rossnaree (or 'headland of the kings') was built in the italianate style with earlier parts dating from the 1700s. The site is that of the House of Cletty, where it is thought the High Kings coming from Tara would wait before crossing the river Boyne to partake in seasonal ceremonies.
Rossnaree is on the Boyne, surrounded by the family farm, and offers private fishing for wild brown trout and salmon. Finn MacCumhail is said to have cooked the legendary Salmon of Knowledge here. Rossnaree has also featured in many notable battles, including a famoulsy contested crossing during the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
There are great views from the house over Newgrange and the river.
Rossnaree is close to the Brú na Bóinne visitor centre, the access point for guided tours of the megalithic passage tombs at Newgrange and Knowth. And it is just 40 minutes from Dublin and 30 minutes from the airport.
Aisling & Robert Law
Tel & Fax: (+353) 41 982 0975
- Three rooms
- B&B:€70 - €80 pps
- Single supplement:€20
- Dinner €45, book previous day
- Private fishing available by arrangement
- Open: 1 January to 20 December, Groups and small functions welcome
- Credit Cards: Not accepted
From Dublin take N2 north towards Slane. Turn right at sign for Newgrange. House is on left with white entrance gates. From Airport take M1 north and take Exit to Donore and Newgrange. Two miles past visitor centre, gates are on right.