Top things to do

Top Choice Castle in Trim

Trim Castle

Proof of Trim's medieval importance, this remarkably preserved edifice was Ireland's largest Anglo-Norman fortification. Hugh de Lacy founded Trim Castle in 1173, but it was destroyed by Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair, Irela…
Top Choice Cathedral in Trim

St Patrick's Cathedral Church

That huge steeple you see belongs to St Patrick's Cathedral Church, parts of which dates to the 15th century, although it wasn't granted cathedral status until 1955. Take a look at the beautiful stained-glass window…
Pub in Trim

Sally Rogers

Pop in for a drink on the spacious riverfront terrace. It gets crammed at weekends when there's live music.
International in Trim


The eclectic menu at this buzzing, laid-back local favourite spans seafood pasta to teriyaki chicken with noodles and fajitas.
Bakery in Trim

Harvest Home Bakery

This little gem sells delicious breads, cakes, pies and biscuits (including sugar- and gluten-free options), as well as homemade soups and full-to-bursting sandwiches. There are outside tables in fine weather.
Pub in Trim

James Griffin

This award-winning historic pub dates from 1904 and offers trad-music sessions (Monday and Thursday), live bands (Friday), and DJs (Saturday). The interior has retained its traditional-Irish-pub atmosphere and visit…
Steak in Trim


Cooked-to-order dry-aged steaks from local abattoir/butcher Coogan's are the stock-in-trade of this always-packed restaurant, but noncarnivores can choose from fish and vegetarian dishes such as pastas. They also do…
Cafe in Trim

The Kitchen

A fresh addition to Trim's daytime dining scene, The Kitchen cooks up homemade lasagne, filled baked potatoes, tortilla wraps and other light bites in exposed brick surrounds, and brews smooth Segafredo coffee. Brea…
Ruins in Trim

St Mary's Abbey & Talbot Castle

Across the River Boyne from Trim Castle are the ruins of the 12th-century Augustinian St Mary's Abbey, rebuilt after a fire in 1368 and once home to a wooden statue of Our Lady of Trim, revered by the faithful for i…
Ruins in Trim

Newtown Ruins

About 1.5km east of town on Lackanash Rd are the ruins of the former Parish Church of Newtown Clonbun, the Cathedral of Sts Peter & Paul and 18th-century Newtown Abbey.Southeast across the river is the Crutched …