Enfield in Irish, is called An Bóthar Buí, meaning “the yellow road” or Innfield. It is a town in the south located in County Meath, Ireland. It is near Kilcock, where most kids who grow up in Enfield end up going for secondary school, and near Navan and Trim. It is a small town and close knit community with shops, houses and football fields. It is located on the R148 regional road and leads to the M4 motorway, which are both on the route to Dublin.
Enfield got its name from being a rest stop where travelers would stop in in the early 1700’s. The road between Dublin and Mullingar running through Enfield was built in 1735. At this time the town had a stable and a courtyard to service travelers passing through. In the 1790s the town became known as “A new Inn,” then “The New Inn” and eventually Innfield. Towards the end of the 19th century Innfield became Enfield when a new postmaster came from Enfield, Middlesex decided to use the same name.
Enfield, like most of Ireland, is known for having a mild climate. Snow does occur but not very often. It is more common to have hail or frost during the winter season. You can expect sudden rain showers to occur throughout the day followed by the sun coming out to clear it away. Summers are also very mild and have not reached a temperature above 66 degrees Fahrenheit. The climate is drier than most southern parts of Ireland and not as windy as those located on the coast.
To get to Enfield most people land in Dublin Airport. Are Lingus is the most popular among the flights that go into Ireland and are known for their low prices compared to the competition. You can also take Ryanair which flies to many locations in Europe including Paris, London, Manchester, etc.
There are many bus options from Dublin Airport to Enfield, or close enough to get on another bus. The first: Citylink departs from Dublin Airport and arrives in Enfield’s Main Street in approximately one hour. Another option is Bus Eireann in which you depart from Dublin airport and change buses in Maynooth. This total journey time is exactly one hour.
From Enfield you can take the Irish Rail, or the Iarnród Éireann. This is the national railway system operator of Ireland. If you are traveling from Enfield to Dublin the total journey time is about 43 minutes. If you are traveling to Galway then the total journey is approximately 4 hours 30 minutes. On the Irish Rail they provide services that include: Wifi, Wheelchair accessibility and Bicycle space.
Enfield is located beside the Royal Canal. The Royal Canal, or An Chanáil Ríoga, was originally built for freight and passenger transportation. The canal is maintained and restored by local residents. You can now see many using the canal as beautiful picnic area.
Enfield is located in a beautiful part of the country side and is surrounded by some of Irelands best golf courses. Most recognized is The Rathcore Golf and Country Club This beautiful course offers 18 challenging holes and displays the rolling hills of Meath as a backdrop.
Liffey Valley Shopping Centre Fonthill Rd, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, Co. Dublin, Ireland. This is one of Ireland largest shopping and leisure destinations. It is only located 27 minutes away from Enfield. The shopping center includes over 75 retailors, café’s, restaurants, electronic stores and even a movie theatre.
Streetside Café 1 Main St, Enfield, Ireland. This is a perfect little spot to stop by and get lunch or meet with friends. The cuisine includes Café style and cheap eats.
Lee’s Oriental Restaurant Main Street, Enfield, Ireland. Affordable prices and deemed “the best Chinese restaurant in Meath.” Nice atmosphere for a sit down dinner and they also offer take out and delivery.
La Pizzicheria Market Yard Main Street, Enfield, Ireland. This is available for pick up and delivery. Here, they provide great thin style pizza with affordable prices and a large variety of toppings.
Aglio Restaurant Main Street, Enfield, Ireland. The cuisine here is Italian and Pizzeria style with a more sit-down atmosphere. The food is great and the service is very friendly.
Flattery’s Pub Main Street, Enfield, Ireland. Flattery’s is a family run Bar and Restaurant. It is located in the center of the village and is a great social meeting place. It is known for its great atmosphere, good food and friendly staff. There are Taxi services available on site. It consists of a bar, lounge and restaurant. There are television screens around the bar and a big screen for sports.
Johnstown Hotel and Spa Enfield-Johnstown Bridge Road, Enfield, Ireland. The hotel is located just outside of Enfield and is the most popular in the area. The hotel amenities include: A bar/lounge, fitness center, free parking, a restaurant, wheelchair access, a business center, free high speed internet, and a swimming pool. The hotel has been home to many weddings and receptions and is a popular place for people to stay if they are visiting Meath.