Getting to Smarmore Clinic, Ardee
The admissions department is happy to provide useful information regarding travel; however, you must arrange your own travel tickets.
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.
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.
By Road from the South
Travelling north on the M1 Motorway from the airport or Dublin City, take the road leading to Collon. Travel through Collon Village and then take a right turn on the N2 signposted for Ardee. Then, 6km on the left hand side following the sign to Ballapousta. At the end of this road with a white Church on your right hand side, take the left turning to Smarmore Castle. The entrance to the clinic is 300 yards on the right hand side.
By Road from the North
Travelling from the north on the M1 Motorway take the turning to Ardee. On leaving the town, pick up the N2 to Collon. The Hunterstown Inn on the left hand side precedes, by 200 yards, the turning on the right to Ballapousta, and then continue as above.
By Ferry to Ireland
British citizens do not strictly require a passport to travel by ferry; 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 and clinically assessed 24 November, 2020