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Monday, 28 September 2009

Plate to Page Ireland: Getting to Decoy Cottages

Decoy Country Cottages are conveniently located 30 minutes by car from Dublin airport, or 50  minutes from Dublin Port.  The cottages are  also easily accessible by car or bus and have good road links via the M3 motorway from Dublin. (Click here for information on the cottages, or the programme for the weekend.)

From Dublin Airport By Bus

There is an hourly bus service to Navan from the airport, marked the 109A. You will need to get off at Garlow Cross. (The driver will advise you where this is.) There is a pub here called the Tara Na Ri from where the cottage owners can collect you, by prior arrangement.  

From Dublin Airport by Car

Follow the signs for the Exit/M50 Southbound. Once on the M50, look out for the exit for the N3/M3 to Cavan and take this exit. Once on the N3/ M3 head towards Navan (the N3 changes into the M3). You will pass a tolling station where you will need to pay €1.30.  After the toll continue on until you come to junction 7 for Tara, Skryne, Johnstown and Kilmessan. Take this exit. At  the roundabout, take the 3rd exit for Johnstown and Kilmessan. At the next roundabout take the first exit for Johnstown/Kilmessan.  Continue for approx 500 meters and then turn right just before the Tara Na Ri pub. There is a brown sign for Decoy Country Cottages. Continue for 1.5 miles. Look out for a sign for Decoy Country Cottages on the left. There are two sets of black electric gates - the first set is for the cottages.

From Dublin Port by car 

When you arrive at Dublin Port, follow the exit signs to the M1/M50. You will have the option to go through the Dublin Port Tunnel. This is a tolled tunnel and the toll varies from €3 - €12 depending on the day of the week and the time of day. Peak time is Monday - Friday. If you use the tunnel it will bring you out on to the M1 and you will then need to follow the signs for the M50/Airport. Once on the M50 take the exit (No 5) for the M2/N2 Derry/Ashbourne. If you want to avoid the tunnel take the left before the tunnel. At the first traffic lights, turn right. Continue straight all the way until you come to a T junction. Turn right at the T junction. Then follow the signs for the M50/Airport. Once on the M50 take exit 5 for the M2/N2 Derry/Ashbourne.   Head north on the M2/ N2. Once the dual carriageway finishes, you will come to a roundabout, take the exit for Slane. Keep heading north. Look out for a sign on the left for the R153 Navan. Take this left. Go past the Texaco garage on the right and look out for a sign (on right) for Tara, Trim and Decoy Country Cottages. Take this left. Continue on this road for approx 3 miles and look out for sign on right for Decoy Country Cottages. Turn in through the stone pillars.

From Dublin City Centre by bus

Go to BusAras (Central Bus station) . From here you need to take the service to Navan/Cavan (marked the 109).  You will need to get off at Garlow Cross. (The driver will advise you where this is.) There is a pub here called the Tara Na Ri from where the cottage owners can collect you, by prior arrangement.

From Dublin City Centre by Car 

Follow the signs for the  N1/N2/N3 M50 . Once on the N3/M3  head towards Navan - the N3 changes into the M3. You will pass a tolling station where you will need to pay €1.30.  After the toll continue on until you come to junction 7 for Tara, Skryne, Johnstown and Kilmessan. Take this exit. At  the roundabout, take the 3rd exit for Johnstown and Kilmessan. At the next roundabout take the first exit for Johnstown/Kilmessan.  Continue for approx 500 meters and then turn right just before the Tara Na Ri pub. There is a brown sign for Decoy Country Cottages. Continue for 1.5 miles. Look out for a sign for Decoy Country Cottages on the left. There are two sets of black electric gates. The first set is for the cottages.

Useful information

www.buseireann.ie (National bus company)
www.iarnrodeireann.ie (National rail company)
Sat Nav Co-ordinates  N 53º 36' 14"   W 6º 35' 09"

1 comments:

Thanks now i know how much it will cost going there.

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