Our Admissions Department is happy to provide any information regarding travel.
Smarmore Castle private clinic is within easy reach of Dublin and Belfast; we are happy to collect patients from both international airports by prior arrangement. Both Dublin and Belfast airports run daily flights from most destinations in the UK, including London and Edinburgh. Aer Lingus and Ryanair are the principal airlines of Dublin airport. Ryanair requires a passport for UK citizens; however, Aer Lingus are satisfied with a driving licence or other means of photographic identification, such as employment or travel ID; please do check prior to booking your travel tickets.
Should you wish to travel directly to Smarmore Castle: From the North – take the M1 southbound from Belfast, and then the N33 towards Ardee. From Ardee, take the N2 and at Annaglog, turn right towards the village of Smarmore. On reaching Smarmore, turn left on the L1264 to Smarmore Castle. From the south – take the M1 northbound from Dublin, and then as per above instructions.
If you are using a GPS, our postcode is A92 YY22.
The nearest train station is Drogheda, located just 22km/13miles from Smarmore Castle. Trains from Dublin to Drogheda run every 30 minutes and take around 45 minutes. Depending on the time of day, taxi fares from Drogheda to Smarmore Clinic begin from 30Euros (around £22) up to 45E (around £33).
There is a bus service from Drogheda to Smarmore (service 182 and 182A), which takes just over an hour.
By Ferry from the UK
British citizens do not strictly require a passport to travel by ferry to Ireland; however, some form of identification is required. This does not apply to other nationalities, who should have passports. For British citizens, bank cards or utility bills can suffice, but please do check prior to booking.
Last updated & clinically assessed 26 March, 2020