Staycations Ireland: #InThePynck at Trim Castle Hotel

HOME to the ancient High Kings of Ireland, the Royal County of Meath Ireland offers much to the staycationer from visits to historic monuments to walking and cycling, horse racing and of course, shopping.

Trim Castle Hotel sits beautifully in the background of the stunning Trim Castle in County Meath Ireland

In a recent staycation for InThePynck, the formerly walled town of Trim was a delightful discovery of fashionable boutiques by Irish brands and designers, easily walkable and always the iconic Trim Castle in the background.

Delicious steak and chips, one of the currently limited, but tastefully menu options in Baily’s Bar

Up close and personal, the castle with its curtained walls and towers sits just opposite the 12th Century Trim Castle Hotel, the home of ‘Braveheart’ and the redubbed ‘King John’s Castle’, and quite comfortably beside staycation destination of Trim Castle Hotel.

While the largely stone-wrought hotel pays homage to its stately neighbour its sympathetically designed edifice receives a contemporary aspect from the glass-and-steel edifice presented to the nearby town and in stunning vistas to the castle.

Celebrations with the backdrop of Trim Castle or just drinks on the Rooftop Bar are all the more special at Trim Castle Hotel

Inside the Covid 19 safety certified surroundings is pure comfort and luxury with elegantly appointed public spaces and bedrooms. Currently open for breakfast, Jules Restaurant looks over part of the town of Trim while in the evening for delicious steak and chips in Bailey’s Bar there are glimpses of Trim Castle, and for any celebration however large or small there is the gloriously situated Rooftop Garden.

“(One of) the most special and unique things we offer is the Rooftop Bar,” said Hotel Marketing and Wedding Co-ordinator Geraldine Farrell. “On the Rooftop (Bar) we can host civil ceremonies and drinks receptions, and the hotel’s banqueting suite also (features) floor to ceiling views of Trim Castle.”

Many of the comfortably appointed bedrooms at Trim Castle Hotel offer stunning views of the castle

Trim Castle Hotel is ideal for couples planning their 2023 wedding, as a base to visit the more than 12 kilometres of seafront not far away, for outdoor activity packages and conferences or to simply take a break away with family and friends. The hotel reopened to the general public on 26 July and for further information


Image credits: Trim Castle Hotel, Kim Mullahey

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Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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