Dublin’s Doorstep

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Dublin’s Doorstep

The counties of Kildare, Laois, Louth, Meath and Wicklow that surround Ireland’s capital city are packed with beautiful heritage sites, welcoming towns and activities. With glistening lakes, tranquil rivers, authentic rural life, scenic pastureland, rolling hills and forest parks, this area is a haven for outdoors enthusiasts with cycling, watersports, walking, angling, golfing, horseriding and cruising all in plentiful supply.

The Region

Dublin’s Doorstep is the ideal destination for a holiday break, the region is rich with fascinating culture, history and heritage. From the retreat of St Kevin in Glendalough to the UNESCO World heritage site at Brú na Boinne, or the monastic site of Monasterboice, in the historic Boyne Valley.

Top 5

It’s hard to whittle attractions in Dublin's Doorstep down to just five, but here are a few to kick off any sightseeing tour

Boyne Valley Drive

The Boyne Valley driving route is 225 kilometres long and takes you past 22 historic sites and world renowned heritage along the way.


Whether your passion is golf, fishing or splashing about on a surfboard, Dublin's Doorstep is a perfect location — with surprises around every corner and a whole host of thrilling activities.

Do & See


No slaving over a hot stove and no wash up - two great reasons to treat yourself to a nice meal out while on holidays.What about taking time to choose from a fine menu, luxuriate over a nice glass of wine or a soothing coffee? That's what holidays are made for and Dublin's Doorstep won't disappoint.


Plenty of artisan producers and excellent cafes await you in Dublin's Doorstep.

Bars & Nightlife

Enjoyed Irish pubs in Dublin's Doorstep - enjoy good food, music and storytelling - not forgetting a pint of Guinness of course.

Tourist Information