After a full breakfast we decided to go out and explore, as my other halfs a keen golfer firstly we took a walk to the local golf club to get him a ball marker for a present for me to take home - last of the big spender! Here we met the pro Robert Brown who helped out 2 'lost' (his word) looking females to get what they were after, when he found out we were here for the races he was kind enough to take us across the golf course (apologies to any golfers who had to put up with us two wandering around their course) to see where the track would be giving us a little geography and history of the area along the way.
After this we decided to go book ourselves a table for our evening meal after the races after reading the menus at various places we decided to book the restaurant in funtasia. Soon it was time for the races, well what can I say it was absolutely fantastic, as I have mentioned before we both work for William Hill and have been to racetracks before but nothing like Laytown races, the atmosphere was great we put our bets on and took ourselves of to watch the first race having put my money on Lilly Be, of course i should know better than to put my money on a horse, needless to say it didnt win, to console ourselves we decided we be off and find the beer tent and armed with a bottle of bulmers and a bet on January which was a tip from home we were feeling confident! Once again we did of course lose. We then decided we'd try our luck on the tote and settled ourself down on the beach to watch the rest of the racing, before we knew it the racing was all over and we were walking back up the beach talking about what a great day we had had! (although not a winner between us - ouch!) Finished of the day with a meal at funtasia (great service) and a few more Bulmers in the hotel which had a great band on.
Before we knew it it was time for our journey home but we have taken with us a lot of photgraphs and great memories of the hospitality of the people of Bettystown and Laytown