The village of Laytown is situated 3km off the main N1 (Dublin to Belfast Road, on the north of the Nanny Water Estuary) has evidence of an Iron Age settlement in the form of a murial mound. Refernece to Laytown appears in the Annals of Ulster from 852 AD.An excellent sandy beach extends from south of Laytown to Mornington.
- Laytown Races- Every year it is home to the only offical strand races in Europe. This year the racing is fixed for Tuesday 7th of September 2010.
More information on Laytown Strand Races
- Sonairte Ecology Centre-It is home to the National Ecology Centre called Sonairte.Sonairte is the only establishment of its kind in Ireland. The aim of the center is to show schools, the public and business, practical and economic ways of living in harmony with the earth and avoiding damage to the environment. This is achieved through the promotion of ecological awareness and education in areas such as sustainable living, organics, conservation and alternative technology.