For the more energetic there are a number of outdoor pursuits available in the local area, which we can arrange for you.
County Meath boasts some of the finest golf courses in Ireland. Tee times can be booked at any of the below courses subject to availability. Please let reservations know if you would like to play whilst staying with us at Bellinter House.
Royal Tara boasts a mature 27-hole golf complex set in rolling parkland. The course was extended from 9 to 13 holes in 1966, and from 13 to 18 holes in 1969. In the early 1990s is was decided to construct a new 18 hole course, part of which was on the ground occupied by the old front nine. The new course was designed by renowned Europe Tour Professional Des Smyth and was officially opened for play in 1995.
The main course consists of the Cluide (Blue) (named after the Cluide wood through which the course runs) and the Tara (Red) nines. The Bellinter (Yellow) nine is the back nine of the old course. This scenic parkland course is in the heart of Co. Meath adjacent to the Hill of Tara. It is a pleasant tree lined course of average length with various degrees of difficulty.
Jack Nicklaus is considered the greatest golfer of all time. With an unmatched 18 major championships in his career he has really done it all on the golf course. During his lifetime he has created many fantastic memories in golf and at Killeen castle he has created a world class Jack Nicklaus Signature Design 18 hole Championship golf course. The 2011 Solheim Cup organizing committee were so impressed by the plans of Killeen Castle that they named it as host venue for The 2011 Solheim Cup before construction of the golf course was completed. With beautiful views of the Co. Meath countryside throughout our 600 acre estate players will never become bored of the golfing test that is provided.
Upon completion of the courses construction Jack described Killeen Castle as "truly one of our finest ever creations."
You too can look forward testing your golfing skills against "the course that Jack built."
Headfort Golf Club
Headfort Golf Club is an outstanding 36 hole parkland complex dominated by magnificent specimen trees and river scenery. Both courses take full advantage of the natural beauty of one of Ireland’s oldest and finest estates. Located near the picturesque heritage town of Kells in County Meath, it is easily accessible via Exit 10 of the new M3 motorway (35 minutes from Dublin)
“It’s the finest piece of land I have worked with and could host the Irish Open without any trouble”, Christy O’Connor Jr. New Course designer and Ryder Cup hero.
This scenic parkland course is in the heart of Co. Meath, 25 minutes drive from Bellinter House. It is a pleasant tree lined course of average length with various degrees of difficulty.
A challenging and creative course, golfers can enjoy views over mature undulating parkland. Incorporated into the course there are demanding water features, 9 lakes and the Knightsbrook River.
Situated in Summerhill, about a 20 minute drive from Bellinter, the Irish Aquatic Sports centre offers an amazing up to date facility to learn the sport of wakeboarding or waterskiing. If you are out for a days fun, or a seasoned pro, they have all you need. They cater for beginners and pros and provide all equiptment including wetsuits, shower and changing facilities and expert coaching, it is €30 for 15 minutes and €50 for 30 minutes. to contact them directly you can call 086-6016340 or go to www.wakeboardingwaterskiing.com
At nearby Rathe House - 30 minute drive. Any of the following activities can be arranged. For more information or to book please contact 046-9052376 or check out their website www.rathehouse.ie
Build your own raft and beat the other teams to get the flag first while you do your best to stay dry!
Try your hand at archery, both indoor and outdoor. Challenging competitions between you and the other guests can be organised at your level of ability, and they supply both left and right handed bows.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
To complete your country-living experience, why not try clay pigeon shooting with XXX shotguns.
4x4 Off Road Landrover Driving
Driving over and through a purpose built off road course. You can enjoy the opportunity of putting a land rover through its paces with manoeuvres you can only day dream about. 4 X 4 off road driving is the ultimate country pursuit experience. All activities can be scheduled to best suit you, arrangements can be made on arrival.
There are a number of excellent equestrian centres in the local area that cater for experienced and inexperienced adults and children.
Kellys Equestrian Centre
Situated in Kilmessan, Co. Meath only 10 minutes from Bellinter it offers weekly treks, lessons, livery, cross country cross, sand area and hosts pony camps and birthday
Try your hand at ‘dry fly brown trout fishing' on our 3 mile stretch of river that meanders behind the House. Our expert ghillie will be available for guided fishing and instruction. Tackle and rods provided.